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Chapter 9. Project 3: Building a DiscRover > Programming Your DiscRover

Programming Your DiscRover

Hopefully, you took some time while reading the “The Brains Behind the Bot” section earlier in this chapter to explore the OOPic-R and its compiler program. How this MCU works, all of its functions, and its object-oriented programming languages, could comprise a book in itself. When you download the language compiler program, it comes with an excellent manual (found under the Help menu). There are also tons of resources available on the OOPic Web site (www.oopic.com). Before you go any further, spend some time reading at least the first few chapters of the manual and doing the “Your First OOPic Application” project mentioned in the “The Brains Behind the Bot” section. This not only gives you some practical experience in OOPic programming and program loading, but it also lets you know that the serial cable connection between your PC and your OOPic module is working properly.

The OOPic includes a multi-language compiler that can speak three OOP languages: Visual Basic, Java, and C. If you’re a beginning OOP programmer, you’ll be best served with Microsoft Visual Basic (VB). It’s the easiest of the three languages to learn and use (and there are many OOPic programs written in it online). VB is taught in many public schools these days, so through that, or other digital-world travels, you might already know it. The OOPic system is 100% Visual Basic syntax compatible.


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