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Wireless controled Pc-Bot - 2009/03/17 04:53 Hello everyone

I am working on school project. We are trying to make application to control pc-bot with pocket pc over wireless. Is there anyone who can give me some tutorials or some code.
Also can someone explain me how to import .net library in visual studio but in smartphone project. I try to do that but tools won't show.

Tnx, Michael
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Re:Wireless controled Pc-Bot - 2009/03/17 20:23 Im just thinking, I seem to remember doing some smartphone stuff at work a few years back.
If I recall correctly the OS is based on Windows CE or Windows Mobile. As I recall even though you are using C# Im not sure that it is 100% compatible with the desktop version because of CPU and API differences.
You would have to test this but there could be some compatibility issues.
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Re:Wireless controled Pc-Bot - 2009/03/17 21:47 tnx for answer

Can you send me if you have some simple application that you made..if that's not a problem..
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Re:Wireless controled Pc-Bot - 2009/03/18 16:20 All the stuff I did for the portable devices (mainly PDAs) was left a my old job.

What I would say is just have a go at trying to just compile any of the projects in the 914 API for your mobile device. See if any of them compiles for you. My assumption is that there could be issues with the graphics because a lot of mobile stuff often use restricted screen resolution of 320x240 or 640x480.

The C# section might compile and work but the actual robot driver stuff in the DLL may not work. If this is the case I would imagine that the problem is related to the RS232 serial port driver. This is how the computer program talks to the Robot's M3 motor controller.

From experience there are subtle differences in the way the serial port driver is implemented in different versions of Windows. 16-bit versions are different to 32-bit versions and the CE and Win32 implementations are different too.

Have a go at compiling the code for your system, hack it about and add stuff
why dont yo look here for some other coding ideas:

http://www.codebeach.com/index.asp?tabID=1&categoryID=17&subcategoryID=11
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Re:Wireless controled Pc-Bot - 2009/03/18 20:45 ok tnx

I have one more question? Did you try to use wireless control? how is that working with robot?

I have one idea on my mind after searching all over the internet for some stuff to help me working. Maybe is better idea make server-client application. Maybe communication will be easier. My idea is to make app for pocket pc but only to communicate with pc-bot and then just pass through commands to motors, sensors etc.

What is your opinion?

Post edited by: Michael, at: 2009/03/18 21:49
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Re:Wireless controled Pc-Bot - 2009/03/19 00:49 thats a great idea. thats how Older programs like Brian and Player worked. If you do things that way then it dosent matter what the CPU or operating system of your hand held computer is, as long as it can send commands to the robot computer.
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