Download Latest Version: 1.1 - Date: 1/12/2008 - polybot_bundle_1.1.exe - MD5: 1C4E73364221FAFE224113177BE08617
Download Previous Version: 1.0 - Date: 11/03/2006 - polybot_bundle_1.0.exe - MD5: DDD77296A6552404F6AD1F47FF32EB7C
You should remove any previous versions before installing the new version. Please see the Installing Software Used with the PolyBot Board page for instructions.
This bundle installer was created for our BotShop workshop, but should be equally useful to anyone using the PolyBot Board. It installs everything you need to get started with the PolyBot Board on Windows (for other OSes see below):
If you want to use MacOSX/Linux to develop/program your PolyBot Board instead of Windows, you won't be able to use the bundle installer above, but don't worry because there are alternatives available which are described on the Installing Software Used with the PolyBot Board page of the BotShop Manual.
The Bundle Installer normally modifies your PATH environment variable and adds the directory containing the AVR compiler programs to it. This allows you (or your makefile) to conveniently call the programs from any command prompt without specifying the full location. However, if your Windows user account has minimal rights (as is the case with the ME Lab computers), you as well as the Bundle Installer are not permitted to change the PATH variable. This means that your makefile won't be able to find the avr programs. There are a few workarounds, such as changing your makefile to use the full path, but here is an easy to use Windows shortcut that will save you from needing to change the makefile. All it does is open a command prompt and then changes the PATH to:
If you installed WinAVR somewhere besides C:\PolyBot\WinAVR or C:\WinAVR, then you will need to modify the shortcut.
If you are using your own computer you most likely have Administrator rights, so you don't need this shortcut! You are better off just R-clicking the directory containing your code and clicking Open Command Prompt Here. You should have that option on all folders and drives if you went with the default settings for the Bundle Installer.
make downloadto compile and program your board.
Latest version: 1.3, Released: 5/31/2007
Requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
SerialHex is a tool for reading and writing serial port data (also called a COM port or RS232 port). It is written in C#. The source code is released under the GNU General Public License, so you are welcome to improve the program or modify it to suit your own needs. Release history.
Received data is displayed in the following common formats:
Data to be sent can be entered in the following formats:
hex_src.zip - MD5: 7C6CD3DDA6BF163EEBA75A147D9B8241
Download Rodentia2Idea1.divx (broken link)
Animated 3D model of the SideKick robot designed for RoboRodentia CrossFire.
Video created by SideKick project leader Tyson Messori.
Note: Requires DivX Codec to play.
Introducing SpyBot.avi (broken link)
Animated 3D model of SpyBot's expected capabilities.
Video created by SpyBot project leader Tyson Messori.
Note: Requires DivX Codec to play.
ALF competed in RoboRodentia 2005. Although it did not finish the first two rounds and sat out for the third round, ALF flawlessly completed a demonstration run directly after the competition, which can be seen at the very end of this video. The video begins with ALF's introductory clip which was played at the competition before ALF's first run. The video also includes competition footage of several other robots for comparison. You can read more on the Caddy/ALF Project Page.
Video created by Tyson Messori.