[Sugar-devel] Interesting USB-pluggable robots, controller boards, and sensors

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 08:14:01 EST 2011

On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 7:25 AM, Emiliano Pastorino
<epastorino at plan.ceibal.edu.uy> wrote:
>> Emiliano has Arduino + TA working, I think. Needs to be reworked as a
>> plugin in the new TA plugins model (which seems excellent).
> Yes, it's working. We don't know if we're going to use them, but I plan to
> create
> a plugin anyway.

Any interesting reasons (that you can share) for not using them?

>> Correct. The current TA+NXT is based on the nxt_python library, which
>> works "tethered", so the NXT controller acts as a dumb slave of the
>> XO.
> I think there's a function in nxt-python that lets you upload a program to
> the nxt brick. I'll check it out later. Right now I'm working on a plugin
> for
> the new plugins model for TA.

Excellent! I am working on packaging the new version of nxt_python,
and getting the udev rules sorted out.

If you have the modular TA rework, please push it to your git repo
(new branch?). I'll have a bit of time in the next couple of days and
I'll be wanting to get my hands on it.


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