By Karl Lunt
Annotation This ebook, a compilation of articles from Karl Lunt's long-running column for Nuts & Volts journal, is a must-read for all newbie and intermediate-level robotics lovers. Written in a pleasant, easy demeanour, it comprises wonderful anecdotes in addition to useful recommendation and guideline. The author's tales approximately his a variety of robotics tasks will encourage you to attempt them your self; and he stocks his guidance and code that can assist you. attainable initiatives diversity from remodeling a television handheld remote control right into a robotic controller to construction a robotic from a drink cooler. you have to construct all of them; the author's enthusiasm for robotics is contagious! Read more...
summary: Annotation This booklet, a compilation of articles from Karl Lunt's long-running column for Nuts & Volts journal, is a must-read for all newbie and intermediate-level robotics fanatics. Written in a pleasant, trouble-free demeanour, it includes exciting anecdotes in addition to sensible recommendation and guide. The author's tales approximately his a number of robotics tasks will encourage you to attempt them your self; and he stocks his suggestions and code that can assist you. attainable initiatives diversity from reworking a television handheld remote control right into a robotic controller to construction a robotic from a drink cooler. you need to construct all of them; the author's enthusiasm for robotics is contagious!
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The 68hc11 also contains a number of I/O registers, at addresses $1000 to $103f. These registers behave very much like memory addresses; you can read from them just as if they were memory. Some registers also control output lines or internal chip resources; you can alter these registers by simply writing to them as if they were memory addresses. Your First 68hc11Microcontroller For example, the 8-bit bidirectional I/O port PORTC appears at address $1003; the eight matching I/O lines appear on the 68hc11 as pins 9 through 16.
You can also try adding a small modification to the wiring on your DB-25 connector at the PCs end. Using a short length of bare wire, carefully connect pins 4, 5, and 6 together inside the connectors shell. This change effectively tells the PC that the equipment hooked to the serial port is always ready to receive data. Another source of problems could be a miswired 68hc11 computer board. If you have an oscilloscope or logic probe handy, use it to verify that a 2 MHz signal appears at pin 5 of the 68hc11 socket.
Since pcbug11 is using nearly all the 68hc11s available RAM, you have to write your assembly language programs into the 68hc11s EEPROM at addresses $b600 to $b7ff. Before you do that, however, you have to tell pcbug11 where the EEPROM is located. You do this with the command: eeprom b600 b7ff Now, when pcbug11 tries to modify addresses in this range, it will treat the memory locations as EEPROM and the data will be written properly. For our first example, we will write a simple program to add two numbers.