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Programming Microsoft® Robotics Studio by Sara Morgan

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Writing a Simple VPL Application

After you have built and configured your Boe-Bot, you can start writing VPL applications to operate it. In this section, we will examine the steps necessary to build and execute a simple VPL application named BoeBotBumperTest. This application will be responsible for instructing your development machine to say "An object was detected" each time one of the IR detectors or whiskers is triggered. The IR detectors are triggered when an object passes within a few inches of the left or right IR detectors. The whiskers are triggered when one of them connects with the pins located on the Boe-Bot’s breadboard. If you have not already installed one of the contact sensor sets, you may wish to do so at this time.

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