HELP with compass/ping)) code!!!

?????????? Posts: 2
edited February 2009 in Accessories Vote Up0Vote Down
Hey, I'm Matt and I'm relatively new to programming. I have a science fair coming up and I recently bought a Hitachi Compass Module to direct my robot in a certain direction. I was wondering if any of you have any ideas? My robot is similar to the boebot except the body of the robot is plexi-glass. It runs the Board of Education and a BS2 and it has two continuous rotation futaba servos for mobility.




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  • FranklinFranklin Posts: 4,747
    edited February 2009 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Read the manual that comes with the compass, go to the parallax site on the compass sales page for examples and read the boe-bot book for more ideas.

    - Stephen
  • Mike GreenMike Green Posts: 22,595
    edited February 2009 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Most Parallax products have links to documentation and sample code on the webstore page for the product. The compass and PING have lots of links.
  • ?????????? Posts: 2
    edited February 2009 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Thanks! I'll look into those tonight.
  • Jessica UelmenJessica Uelmen Posts: 490
    edited February 2009 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Hello Matt!

    In addition to product documentation, we also have a free download of out Smart Sensors and Applications text available from our site. Chapter 4 contains in depth information on how to calibrate and operate the Hitachi Compass Module. You can download the text at the link below:

    Smart Sensors and Applications Text

    Happy Developing!


    Jessica Uelmen
    Education Department
    Parallax, Inc.

    Post Edited (Jessica Uelmen (Parallax)) : 2/23/2009 7:40:17 PM GMT
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