Is there a way I can make my own controls for EZ-Builder? I have some components (different sensors, stepper motors, etc) which I'd like to create controls for which are not included.
I can program in .Net/C# and would be happy to share the control(s) with the community, but I'm not sure how to get started.
If the answer is that this is not possible, I can probably come up with something in EZ-Script, but it would not be as slick. One of the controls I'd like to create would be just like the ARC Sonar control, but for the SRF08 sonars over I2C.
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I agree with Alan. Universal Bot SDK is going to be looked into very quickly. I am setting up a company that will use EZ-B controllers to do a lot of things. I am waiting for Windows 10 and the next release of Visual Studio right now as I don't see the logic in developing new apps for this company using older technology.
My apps are all tied into a suite called EZ-AI. Each might as well be its own app as each portion can be called using a switch in the command line. This allows a much smaller chunk of code to be loaded and used without user intervention on the keyboard or mouse. One of these takes a variable from ARC which is a SQL command, sends it to EZ-AI, which EZ-AI then executes against the database. The results are then passed back to ARC via a variable through the use of the SDK and EZ-AI closes. I just mentioned this so that you could see the flow of how this is done.
In the meantime, you can create EZ-Script controls for your new sensors, etc...
Why not have them be submitted to be vetted and checked over before being published? Make it a requirement that every submitted control has detailed usage instructions in line with those instructions from EZ-Robot.
I know you are all busy with running the company and getting the orders out etc. so you could offer up a new section for testing new plugins. Possibly with some pre-requisites to get in to the testing programme such as being a long standing active member (which should pretty much remove all ridiculous questions being sent to EZ-Robot) or being hand picked based on activity, knowledge etc.
Just some food for thought.