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EdBlocks acceleration & other possible improvements
July 27, 2017
2:06 pm
Scott
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Is there any option to set the acceleration of Ed in Edblocks (I haven’t looked at EdWare etc yet, maybe it’s available in there) – I am finding that even on the ‘slow’ setting it still accelerates to its final velocity too hard, which results in a loss of traction with each change of motion, resulting in small random errors. It would be nice if it could be set to accelerate up to speed, rather than go straight to the final speed.

Being able to switch to a ‘cm and degrees’ mode would be nice also, rather than ‘seconds of driving/turning’, would probably also simplify things if acceleration is used as you should end up at the same spot even no matter how fast you try to get there.

This might be out of the scope of edblocks – as an introductory programming tool –  but I think it would make it a bit more user friendly for beginners.

July 28, 2017
10:12 am
Ben
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Hi Scott

Edison’s acceleration is set in the firmware and unfortunately unchangeable in any programming language.

Edison V2.0 can use CM/Degrees of drive/turn, however, EdBlocks was designed to be usable with Edison V1 and Edison V2.0 so it had to be built to only use time (which is the only control available in a V1).

Currently, the only language with CM/Degrees is EdPy, we are looking into rectifying this with an up coming brand new visual based language

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