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Programming Microsoft® Robotics Studio by Sara Morgan

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Appendix B. Configuring Hardware

This appendix includes sections that cover how to configure the robotics hardware used in this book (the Parallax Boe-Bot, LEGO Mindstorms NXT, iRobot Create, and Arrick Robotics ARobot).

Configuring the Parallax Boe-Bot

The Parallax Boe-Bot robot (which is referenced in Chapter 3) processes operating instructions on a small stamp known as the BASIC stamp microcontroller. This single-board computer works fine for operating a small device such as the Boe-Bot, but it would be unable to accommodate even a compact version of the .NET Framework. For this reason, Microsoft Robotics Studio (MSRS) requires an interface that stands between the MSRS runtime and the computer that runs your robot.

The BASIC stamp runs the Parallax ...

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