Release 2012.10.06.00

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Video Recording, Multiple Joysticks, Video Overlay, and more! Welcome to a fantastic new release of ARC! There are many new features in this release to keep you busy. The video recording is one of my personal favorites - allowing you to begin recording by a speech command or touch of a button to capture moments with your robot.

- Now updated to use .Net 4 Framework
- Video Overlay of custom text and EZ-Script variables
- New color tracking (faster and smoother)
- AR Parrot Drone selectable cameras
- AR Parrot Drone real-time navigation data
- Unlimited number of joystick controls
- Twitter Camera Image Update is faster and uses seperate thread while uploading
- Brookstone Rover Camera fix for slower AMD processors
- Camera Object Tracking information available as EZ-Script Variable
- New Examples (Auto connect at specific time, Camera Overlay, AR Parrot Drone, Camera Recording By Script)
- Video Recording includes customizable auto title
- Video Recording (Start/Stop/Pause)
- Video Recording EZ-Script Commands (start, stop, pause, toggle, etc)
- Video Recording Encoding Codec (mpeg4, wmv, avi, etc.)
- New EZ-Script $time constant (added to other constants, check EZ-Script manual)
- New AR Parrot Done EZ-Script command (DroneEmergency)
- Speech Recognition pauses when speaking
- Camera Image Snapshot has adjustable compression quality
- Camera Image Snapshot is now higher resolution


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The download is currently offline while I fix a bug in the installer:)
Okay, the file is back up. Sorry for the delay:)
Installed and running fine. Looking forward to experimenting with dual cameras. Thank you, again, and have a Happy Thanksgiving.
In the Latest Version you change the Default install folder from "EZ-Robot" to "EZ-Robot Inc" This leaves the old version of EZ-Robot in place and Desktop Icons may still point to Old "EZ-Robot" folder not the new "EZ-Robot Inc" Folder. Very Confusing. Download of new version also seems really slow too.

There seems to be a problem in the Last couple of version that disconnect the "Ping Radar Control" from the "Custom Movement Panel". I believe this was working in an older version. The "Ping Radar Control" works with the "Movement Panel" but not the "Custom Movement Panel".
@RobertL184, thanks for your feedback. The directory has changed, correct. The download may appear slow because the setup file is much larger. Downloading installation files is not a function of ARC. Please consult your internet provider for internet speed related issues.

I do not understand your second paragraph regarding movement panels. If you expand in greater detail, perhaps i can help you.
Thank you DJ. I also reinstalled and every thing working great so far. I never seen a product that works so great and a person so dedicated as DJ Sures.

Thank you DJ!
love updates is there one for WiFi in the future
I have a rover 5 chassis with their motor controller/quadrature encoder board and have ez-robot as the controller. I was using the sonar ping sensor "ping radar control" with the original "movement panel".

When the "ping radar control" would detect that the robot was too close to a object the robot would stop and turn with the original "movement panel".

I switched over to a "custom movement panel" so I could get speed control. With the standard "movement panel" I had to program the speed into the movement scripts.

The "ping radar control" does not make the robot stop and turn with the "custom movement panel". I thought it worked when I first switched over to the "custom movement panel", but I am not 100% sure.

Movement scripts are identical between "movement panel" and "custom movement panel" except for $speed variable is substituted for a number in the "custom movement panel" movement scripts.

I switched back to the original "movement panel" and the robot stops and turns when the robot is too close.

So it looks to me like the "ping radar control" is not treating the "custom movement panel" the same as a the original "movement panel" as would expect it to.

The "custom movement panel" was a great enhancement DJ but I suspect there is a small bug in the code. I have not tried camera control with the "custom movement panel".
Thank you for the detailed. Can you please explain what a "original movement panel" is? Also, feel free to post your project and we'll have a quick peak:)
Open my save project ezb and video device disappear.
I check box every time video device usb.
Sorry for the Terminology Problem I am still learning EZ-Robot. The "Original Movement Control" I was trying to refer to is a "Scripting Controls - Movement Script". A Movement Script works fine the "Ping Distance Controls - Ping Radar". When the robot sonar detects an object to close the robot will turn.

When I replaced my "Scripting Controls - Movement Script" with a "Misc Controls - Custom Movement Panel" the "Ping Distance Controls - Ping Radar" no longer stopped the robot and caused it to turn.
Ah I understand. The "Custom Movement Panel" was not designed to be controlled by other controls - which is silly, now that you mention it. I'll have that changed for the next release:)
@RobertL184 The latest release includes external control of a custom movement panel:)
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Why on earth do you need one this old? It will not work with the current EZ-B and there will be absolutely no support for this version, scripting will differ vastly now as it did back then and many controls were not incorporated, those which are will also be vastly different.