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09 Blockly-VEX to VEX Handshaking

Download Often the process of handshaking goes beyond a robot’s need to communicate with another robot. In industry the process of have Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) communicate with each other, or Robotic arms can be just as simple as having two robots communicate. It is a very simple...

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How Do I Handshake Between Two VEX Cortexes?

Question: I have two machines connected to 2 VEX Cortexes and I want to make them talk to one another using inputs and outputs. How do I do this? Answer: This is called handshaking, and you will need two computers running RobotC Software, and 2 VEX cortex’s  to do this. Below is a worksheet...

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HOW DO YOU HANDSHAKE BETWEEN 2 VEX CORTEX’S?

Problem: How do you handshake with two VEX Cortex’s? I can’t seem to get it to work! Solution: I had to call in the big guns on this one; Jim is a RobotC programmer extraordinaire. He put together the tutorial below.  Not only that, but he and I wrote the powerpoint and the teacher’s...

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PLATFORM TYPE: ERRORS WHEN COMPILING?

Question: Why won’t my RobotC program compile today without errors, but it did yesterday? Solution: Probably because you forgot to change your Platform Type Settings. This happens in my lab when a student uses a different computer. Just make sure platform type is set to VEX 2.0 Cortex, and...

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HOW DO I CONNECT A VEX CORTEX TO A SCORBOT?

Problem: How do you communicate from a VEX to a SCORBOT? When I hook it up using an optical isolater, there is no voltage. Solution: Lets set it up like this: VEX is the OUTPUT, and the SCORBOT is the INPUT. Always use a relay, optical isolator or just a switch; NEVER HOOK UP A POWERED DEVICE TO...

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