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Greetings from East Tennessee, USA

Postby Mekkatronix » Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:54 pm

I am NEW to the XCore family, and I mean NEW as in today. I am using the Parallax Propeller, but am really interested in the XCore and plan to purchase a startKIT very soon. In the meantime, can anyone give me good reasons for considering the XCore in my projects instead of the Propeller? I welcome your comments on this. Thank you.

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Postby Folknology » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:48 am

Welcome to XCore Mekkatronix, without knowing the details of your project it is difficult to answer relative benefits vs say a Propeller, However I would personally say one of the key benefits of using the Xmos devices generally is the great extensions to C that XC brings (If you're an assembly geek then maybe this is less of a benefit), I have found XC to make my concurrent development a great deal simpler, I especially enjoy it's event based nature.

I am sure others can trumpet their own personal benefits from using Xmos devices/toolkits

regards
Al
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Postby Ross » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:33 am

Welcome :)
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Postby Mekkatronix » Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:18 am

Folknology wrote:Welcome to XCore Mekkatronix, without knowing the details of your project it is difficult to answer relative benefits vs say a Propeller, However I would personally say one of the key benefits of using the Xmos devices generally is the great extensions to C that XC brings (If you're an assembly geek then maybe this is less of a benefit), I have found XC to make my concurrent development a great deal simpler, I especially enjoy it's event based nature.

I am sure others can trumpet their own personal benefits from using Xmos devices/toolkits

regards
Al


Al, thanks for the welcome! My project in mind is to build a rover, basically a Wild Thumper chassis, with 6 motors/wheels in skid-steer fashion. I plan to incorporate a PING sensor(s) for proximity detection, and use a GPS for rough navigation and "geographic awareness". I want to be able to control the rover both manually with R/C or XBee (preferred), with autonomous option. And I really need to find some sort of small video camera to wirelessly transmit (and also save to SDcard) fairly decent, medium-quality color images in low-light conditions. THe intended target at present is the interior of concrete pipes, culverts, bridge underpasses, etc. for inspection of cracks, holes, etc.

This has been done with the Arduino (http://beatty-robotics.com/all-terrain-gps-robot/) so I KNOW it can be done with the XCore and Propeller. THis is basically what I have in mind at present. Any ideas and suggestions are welcomed!

-George
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Postby Mekkatronix » Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:19 am

Ross wrote:Welcome :)


Thank you, Ross! I look forward to learning from you and others here.

-George

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