Help with programming my mobile robotic arm in C
Hi everybody this is my first time posting on here. Im working on a senior project of a wireless mobile robotic arm that I bought from a company called Lynxmotion http://www.lynxmotion.com/images/hi-res/rover.jpg. Ive arealdy built it and made it wireless, now I want to write a program to show both in my presentation. I used their IDE when I was testing a few things that was in Basic language. There is an option under tools/preferences so I can use C/C++ which I do have some knowledge of http://www.lynxmotion.com/images/html/build147.htm. I took the class a couple yrs ago. Im taking a class right now for programming microprocessors and my Prof. is teaching it in C (not C++). I think between that class and this forum I can build a program for my bot, maybe trying to keeping it in C. Id like for for it go forward about 3 ft, pick something up and then move it somewhere else. A problem that I may have is that the usb/serial port cable is pretty short, about 8" long. I dont know if I can compile and run the program, then unplug it so it can run the bot, if that makes sense. If it helps it does have two separate switches; one for the microcontroller(servos) and motorcontroller for the motors. Some how delay it in the beginning of the program for 10 secs or maybe use a while loop for a couple of rotations on the motor before they actually start up. I dont know. I'll video tape it and post it on here when Im done. Just need to get pointed in the right direction, asking questions when I get stuck. I have different pics of my bot but when I tried to download them I got a message of saying the jpg is too big so I have to figure that out. Also I dont know if I can post a brief video of the bot on wireless, which may help on what I want the program to do. If anybody can let me know.