I can see the new ARC will be awesome! But, the transition is a little painful. In my Marks R2D2 project, it appears that the code I had written in Blockly on the mobile interface is no longer there. For instance, a simple command to play a sound via a pushbutton on the mobile interface was written in Blockly as a play sound statement with a file name.
In the new ARC environment, the Blockly code is gone and its appears as an XML file statement. When I tried to copy that statement over.... I get this pasted into this window... which kind of makes sense. However, none of my code for the button logic works in the mobile app or in the mobile app preview screen in ARC.
1-|-Soundboard v4-|-Very Excited R2D2.mp3-|-1
Also, i had a follow wall code segment in Blockly that now appears as a single line of xml - and its broken too.
Any idea how I can get this working again short of redoing my work? It seems the sensors I have on the robot are working and the controls for the head and wheels. So, its appears its all around the Blockly logic being busted.
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The suggestion is to put an embedded pc in your robot and use the web server for a custom ui to control ALL features of ARC - rather than partial features of what the mobile did. Then you can have a real robot doing awesome stuff rather than simple remote control of a mobile app.
I understand where you are going. I like the Mobile app for the ease of teaching kids to code with basic stuff like movement, sounds, sequences....you should maintain what you started from mobile app for the youngsters.
I am excited about python and java being added. This will really be great. I’ll review the documentation.
Thanks for your help.
Marks R2D2 PreARC
Fully functional computers that run Windows 10 can now be real small and very powerful. One that DJ talks about and uses is the Up Board. It's the size of a credit card and comes with different options of memory and storage. The price range looks to be from 100 to 160 USD. DJ says the cheapest will hold Win 10 and ARC just fine. Anything more you need to get one with more storage. It also has 4x port USB2.0 on connectors, 2x port USB2.0 + 1x UART on
header, 1x USB 3.0 OTG, 1x Gbit Ethernet (full speed), 1x DSI/eDP
port, 1x Camera (MIPI-CSI), 1x HMDI, RTC. and a 40 pin GP Bus.
I'll let others help with how to interface with your RPI.
Here's a datasheet and the Up Board link:
so the agreement with ezrobot was to provide three basic functionality of the app for their robots. And let power users embrace latte panda or intel up-board. I personally really dig the intel up board. The lowest cost option with 2gb ram and 16 ssd works great but it only has enough space for ARC and nothing else. I’ll do a live hack of setting it up if you guys want?
that being said, I did discover a bug in the mobile app with getting the temp and voltage as you brought to light. That means the update this week will include that fix. So, if that’s all you need then the mobile app will work.
but if you’re expecting to continue making your robot more awesome by using all of the real cool new controls being released weekly, you’d need ARC
I am happy he tried Debian Linux in his example,
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