Some basics, please help

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Some basics, please help

Post by Jezuz » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:25 pm

Post by Jezuz
Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:25 pm

Hello, I'm new to the roboard and need some help.

I've been reading up on the roboard "training" pdf's and ran into a few questions. First of all, does the starter kit sold here at RoboSavvy include the VGA cable (I can't tell what kind of connection the "video card" has)

secondly, and this is the big one: For a relative beginner (I am a programmer, but have never touched C robotics programming yet), what setup do you recommend in terms of OS and the IDE - I was thinking XP with VC2008.

Finally, what is the difference between the static and the DLL "versions" of the library? Which is recommended?

Thanks in advance. I see this forum isn't terribly populated by basic-level questions, which scares me a little, but hopefully this will work out. :D
Hello, I'm new to the roboard and need some help.

I've been reading up on the roboard "training" pdf's and ran into a few questions. First of all, does the starter kit sold here at RoboSavvy include the VGA cable (I can't tell what kind of connection the "video card" has)

secondly, and this is the big one: For a relative beginner (I am a programmer, but have never touched C robotics programming yet), what setup do you recommend in terms of OS and the IDE - I was thinking XP with VC2008.

Finally, what is the difference between the static and the DLL "versions" of the library? Which is recommended?

Thanks in advance. I see this forum isn't terribly populated by basic-level questions, which scares me a little, but hopefully this will work out. :D
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Post by RoWayne » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:17 pm

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Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:17 pm

The starter kit with the video board does come with the adaptor cable with a standard VGA type connection.

I plan on using XP (still having OS problems) with MS visual studio as well.

on static versus DLL. Static linking forces the library code you have selected to be linked into the code base (exe) instead of using dynamic linking at runtime (which is usually OK but can complicate things). for the standard libs, use static. but then you have to watch the size of your executable.
The starter kit with the video board does come with the adaptor cable with a standard VGA type connection.

I plan on using XP (still having OS problems) with MS visual studio as well.

on static versus DLL. Static linking forces the library code you have selected to be linked into the code base (exe) instead of using dynamic linking at runtime (which is usually OK but can complicate things). for the standard libs, use static. but then you have to watch the size of your executable.
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Post by PedroR » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:20 pm

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Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:20 pm

Hi Jezuz

As RoWayne mentioned, the Starter Kit sold here at Robosavvy includes the board, the VGA card and a microSD card for 1Gb.

The VGA card already comes with a cable that has a male VGA connector. This means you can connect any normal VGA monitor to the board out of the box. It includes everything you need to do that.

With regards to the microSD card, it is offered to get you started (hence the starter pack :)).
Having said this, we highly reccomend that once people are confortable they get a High Speed SD card (class 4 or class 6) with larger capacity.
The roboard supports cards up to 32 Gb and using a High Speed card will improve performance.

Pedro.
Hi Jezuz

As RoWayne mentioned, the Starter Kit sold here at Robosavvy includes the board, the VGA card and a microSD card for 1Gb.

The VGA card already comes with a cable that has a male VGA connector. This means you can connect any normal VGA monitor to the board out of the box. It includes everything you need to do that.

With regards to the microSD card, it is offered to get you started (hence the starter pack :)).
Having said this, we highly reccomend that once people are confortable they get a High Speed SD card (class 4 or class 6) with larger capacity.
The roboard supports cards up to 32 Gb and using a High Speed card will improve performance.

Pedro.
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Post by Jezuz » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:43 pm

Post by Jezuz
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:43 pm

Thanks to both of you.

Actually, Pedro, I didn't ask about the microSD, but thanks for the hint.

I should probably restate my question a little differently:

For a beginner, what is the best setup on the roboard? (OS, coding environment, etc)
Thanks to both of you.

Actually, Pedro, I didn't ask about the microSD, but thanks for the hint.

I should probably restate my question a little differently:

For a beginner, what is the best setup on the roboard? (OS, coding environment, etc)
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