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- Subject: Re: New pbLua Beta13o - Lua for the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT
- From: "Mike Panetta" <panetta.mike@...>
- Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 10:44:25 -0400
CNC and general robotics. The local roboics club here uses NXT
for some things I think, but there are a bunch of people that like to
do everything themselves, and maybe the club would be interested in a
LUA based controller.
I'm currently building a CNC (ish) single/dual axis controller board
based on a Luminary Micro Stellaris MPU and LUA would be fun to run on
that I would think. Doubt I could fit LUA and a CANOpen library
on it tho, its only got 256K Flash as well.
Good news that very few modifications were made to the LUA
source. I was actually thinking that the main issue would be
interface libraries (pretty easy) and some sort of console and program
storage interface (more difficult). I was thinking a ramtron FRAM
device might work for storage, I don't know.
On 9/12/07, Ralph Hempel <email@example.com> wrote:
Mike Panetta wrote:
> Do you have the source available? This is exactly the kind of thing I have
> been thinking about doing for small ARM7 and Cortex-M3 based systems and I
> would love to at least see how you did the port. :)
I think I have the source somewhere :-) Actually, this is the topic of
one of the gems in the upcoming Lua Gems book.
I did not have to touch one line of source in Lua - only the luaconf.h
file had some minor tweaks.
I _did_ have to cobble together an embedded run time library that
was suitable for a small micro.
The NXT has an ARM7 with 256K of FLASH and 64K of RAM. The Lua
core, with interpreter/compiler, takes about 100K in Thumb mode.
The tricky part is interfacing with a console (I used USB ).
Do you mind if I ask what the application is?