Monthly Archives: February 2014

Workshop opening hours

The workshop (G-028) will be available for use from 11am-2pm and 3:30pm-5pm on Fridays. The workshop is open to all students during this time. You do not have to be scheduled for a lab in order to access the workshop.

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Race to wall blunders!

Learn from the experience of last year! Check out and avoid the Top Ten Blunders from 2013 in the link below! https://robosumo.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/465/

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First blog post deadline extended

The original deadline of March 1st  for your first blog post  has been extended to 2 weeks after the date your team receives its distance sensor. The distance sensors have been ordered but delivery has been delayed.  

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Updated blog guidelines for DIT RoboSumo 2014

We have just published updated details on the formal assessment of student blogs in the Engineering Practice and Design module. To view the updated guidelines on the Module Information page, please follow this link: https://robosumo.wordpress.com/moduleinformation/#documentation_assessment This year (2014), we are … Continue reading

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Safety First!

While working on your robot you will be using a variety of tools to complete tasks. It is paramount that you place your safety and the safety of your colleagues above any desire to complete a task. The Golden Rule: … Continue reading

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Fast / slow blinking LED example for MSP430 and switch

This is a simple switch input example for the MSP430G2553. A pull-down resistor keeps digital input pin P2.3 at 0V normally. However, when the switch is pressed, the pin is short-circuited to 3V. The program running on the MSP430 blinks … Continue reading

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xc8 compiler setting to speed up pic18f program download

It can take some time for the PICkit2 to download program machine code on to the PIC18f4620. This is because the program occupies the entire program memory available. By using the --ROM switch on the xc8 compiler you can force … Continue reading

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