I’ve been busy talking about how I use the Propeller in all my projects- including DanceBot, ViewPort, 12Blocks, PropScope, and TBot. In the last 2 weeks I’ve given 6 presentations with lots of demos- including a tech talk at Google. It’s always quite an experience visiting the Google campus- highlight was walking up the stairs and looking up to see SpaceShipOne hanging above me.
I’m headed around the world to give a dozen presentations about my projects to various clubs, companies and schools. Â Here’s a link to photos and videos from my first talk- given to the Robotic Society of Southern Â California- just an hour after flying in from New Zealand!
A while ago Parallax asked me to contribute to an official guide for the Propeller- today it’s finished! Â It’s available at Amazon.
Here’s more info:
Parallax brought together 9 experienced authors to write 12 chapters on the many facets of multicore programming with the Propeller chip.
The book begins with an introduction to the Propeller chipâs architecture and Spin programming language, debugging techniques, and sensor interfacing. Then, the remainder of the book introduces eight diverse and powerful applications, ending with a speech synthesis demonstration written by the Propeller chipâs inventor, Chip Gracey.
Numerous illustrations and example programs accompany each application. Example source code and other related resources are available for free download from ftp.propeller-chip.com!
Table of Contents:
The Propeller Chip Multi-core Microcontroller – Jeff Martin
Introduction to Propeller Programming – Jeff Martin
Debugging Code for Multiple Cores – Andy Lindsay
Sensor Basics for Multprocessing – Andy Lindsay
Wirelessly Networking Propeller Chips – Martin Hebel
DanceBot, a Balancing Robot – Hanno Sander
Controlling a Robot with Computer Vision – Hanno Sander
Using Multi-core for Networking Applications using an Off-the-shelf Ethernet Chip – Shane Avery
Portable Multivariable GPS Tracking and Data Logger – Joshua Hintze
Using the Propeller as a Remote Virtual Peripheral for Media Applications – Andreâ LaMothe
The HVAC Green House Model – Vern Graner
Synthesizing Speech with the Propeller – Chip Gracey
Since I seem to be spending more time on things like 12Blocks, ViewPort, IODreamkit and PropScope, I’ve renamed my global enterprise to OneRobot. The existing sites will continue to work- but redirect to “onerobot.org”.