Tuesday, September 11, 2007 5:17 PM
I read the following post (About custom robots and interface to non yet supported platforms)
I understand that I can use one box (PC or Laptop) as robot brain, in which resides and abstract concept of the robot, then i can interface via Serial Port, USB, Wireless or Bluetooth this box with the physical robot (In this scenario no windows OS is used in robot), because of this i assume i can interface my box with a PDA device like a Palm that supports Wireless or Bluetooth.
I am correct in this asumption?
If my assumption is correct, I want to start learning this and my idea is by creating a program in Palm that contains a windows with some label and buttons to simulate motors (Labels change to on or off) and bumpers(buttons to simulate a switch as a sensor).
Well, now the big question is what i need to start to build a service for this kind of project, I review the tutorials and i found in Remotely Connected Robots some information but this tutorial is not focused to create a new service. How do i start building this?
Thank you in advanced.
Friday, September 14, 2007 4:07 PM
Writing services for your hardware is disussed here on MSDN:
Also, if your PDA supports Windows CE, you can actually write MSRS services which run directly on that platform. If it runs some different OS, then you would write a program native to that platform which communicates with the PC as you described. In both cases (assuming you have connectivity), you can still do coordination and cpu-intensive processing on your PC.