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RobotC Interactive Tutorial

What is Robotc?

Robotc is a commercial Integrated development environment targeted towards students that is used to program and control LEGO EV3, VEX, LEGO NXT,RCX, and Arduino robots using a programming language based on the ANSI C programming language. It allows users to move a code from one platform to another with little or no change in code.

Features

  • Has a debugging feature.
  • Uses text-based commands, commonly contrasted with NXT-G, a graphical language also for the NXT.
  • Has several tutorials designed to help users learn the programming language.
  • Is intended for simple to advanced programs.
  • Requires custom firmware in order to run.
  • Intelligent compiler identifies and helps correct common syntax errors .

Benefits of using ROBOTC

  • Uses the industry standard C-programming language. Additional language extensions specifically for robotic use.
  • Modern Windows GUI with standard visual interface.
  • The only solution with fully integrated software debugger allowing users to step line by line through program execution and analysis of all variables.
  • Additional debugging tools allow the user to see the real time states of all motors and sensor. These are viewed as your program is running; not as a separate application!
  • Single solution works for both VEX Cortex and VEX PIC. No need to purchase two different applications.
  • Over 100 Sample Programs with extensive documentation so students and hobbyists can get started learning how to program
  • Advanced source code editor with smart indenting, automatic code competition and a tabbed interface to allow multiple program to be open at the same time
  • Free webinars, video tutorials, community forums, detailed help files, and curriculum provided by Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy.
  • ROBOTC skills easily transitions into use of professional tools used by engineers. Not a dead end skill for VEX only!
  • ROBOTC has the same form and feel, often even the same command names, as professional tools used on other systems.

 

Useful Sources

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The official ROBOTC website. If you need to download the programs or look for information regarding the programs, this website is the right place.

ROBOTC Website

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This PDF file explains the basics of programming for ROBOTC. If you are interested in programming a VEX robot but have no knowledge on how, this manual has everything you need to know, starting with the basics.

ROBOTC FOR DUMMIES BEGINNERS

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The official ROBOTC forum. If you need help from other users for information regarding the program, you can receive help from them right here.

ROBOTC FORUMS

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The ROBOTC Wiki can answer your questions right away. If you have any problems or concerns regarding ROBOTC, this site can provide you with quick answers and summaries.

ROBOTC WIKI

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Download Robotc right here!

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