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- Subject: Re: New pbLua Beta13o - Lua for the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT
- From: "Keith Nicholas" <keith.nicholas@...>
- Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 09:06:03 +1200
we have embedded lua onto a coldfire based system for industrial
control. Very nice :)
On 9/13/07, Ralph Hempel <email@example.com> wrote:
> Mike Panetta wrote:
> > 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.
> I'm still cleaning up the build system and working to get a better
> console interface to the NXT brick. Let me know if your need is
> extremely urgent.
> I'd be happy to help your local robotics club out with pbLua for
> the NXT. They must be pretty frustrated at the native programming
> interface for the brick :-)
> It's fine for a 99% of all the tasks that you might want to do, but
> if you want to drive a NXT based robot hooked up to a GPS unit, then
> you'll need something like Lua..