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If Elseif Else Goto & Return Commands

Another one which was written and hidden within a different topic and should warrant it's own tutorial post, the IF (etc.) commands. [quote]If (Value Condition Value ) IF condition can support multiple comparisons and functions. Condition tree must be closed with an ENDIF[/quote] An if command requires a condition, this is the part in brackets after it. Think of it logically, it's the same as you think when you decide IF you want to do something or not. So, for instance, you go to...

Last Modified on 9/17/2015

Created by Rich


Command Syntax For Data Retrieval

It seems a lot of people are getting a little confused over the script commands for receiving data and have noticed the syntax is incorrect. So it's tutorial time again :) Basically, the common mistake is to assume the command for receiving ADC, HTTP etc. data is like; However that will return an invalid syntax. If you think about it, that is no different to having a line of code which is; The returned data in the HTTPGet example could be 23, so what...

Last Modified on 9/17/2015

Created by Rich


Ez-b V4 Connection Tutorial

Now I know there are video tutorials however sometimes it's cool to have a text/image based walkthrough which can be printed too. One of the first things you may want to do when you get your EZ-B V4 is to change how it connects. By default it acts as an access point which your PC or Mobile device will connect to. That's fine for some however I plan to have mine online and connected to my home network. In order to change...

Last Modified on 9/17/2015

Created by Rich


Sound Activated Circuits (leds, Lamps Etc)

One item that crops up often is sound activated LEDs or lights. And while the Sound Servo control in EZ-Builder can handle this it is not perfect. So some clever scripting needs to be used to activate/deactivate/dim the lights or LEDs. A quick little example of the outcome of the script initially done for Rex's project Questor. So how is it done? It's very simple to be honest. First add the Sound Servo control and set it up as below. Notice how the port...

Last Modified on 9/15/2015

Created by Rich


L298n H-bridge

Setting Up L298n H-Bridge This tutorial assumes only a single combined speed control for both motors. For independent speed of each motor the tutorial will be slightly different - See post #2 of this topic. Assuming ports D15, D16, D17, D18 & D19 D15 Signal > Left Trigger A (In 1) D16 Signal > Left Trigger B (In 2) D17 Signal > Right Trigger A (In 3) D18 Signal > Right Trigger B (In 4) D19 VCC > H-Bridge 5V D19 Ground > H-Bridge Ground D19 Signal > H-Bridge...

Last Modified on 9/15/2015

Created by Rich


Notify My Android Integration

As discussed in the Twitter topic, I have successfully integrated Notify My Android's (NMA) API in to EZ-Builder through EZ-Script. This will allow push notifications from EZ-Builder to your Android devices for instant remote warnings and information. To set it up first you must have a Notify My Android account, there are free accounts or for a flat $4.99 fee you can upgrade. Free are fine if you send less than 5 notifications per day but for $5 it's worth upgrading...

Last Modified on 9/15/2015

Created by Rich


Using 123.circuits.io Schematics Pcbs & Breadboards

Circuits.io is an online, browser based schematic drawings, PCB design and breadboard simulation package by AutoDesk. It can be very useful for testing out circuits before you even get around to physically building them and even has a built in Arduino script simulator (which can be useful for testing out how switching of ports or ADC values can effect circuits). The software is pretty simple to use however I decided to write some tutorials on how to use each of the...

Last Modified on 3/6/2014

Created by Rich


Datasheet Datasheet Datasheet.

I say it often enough... "what does the datasheet say?" or "look on the datasheet" But not everyone has the datasheets or knows where to find them so let's make it easy! It's slowly being populated will be cleaned up where needed (I may even throw in some EZ-B connection schematics and instructions if I get the time to do them). To be honest, at the time of writing this I have literally only just started it and it's...

Last Modified on 12/13/2013

Created by Rich


Digole Digital Solutions Lcd Displays

There are a lot of different LCD Displays out there and a lot of them can be tricky to get working. All of them require some sort of backback which converts the serial or I2C commands sent to it in to what is displayed on the screen, but these commands can change between manufacturers and even models. A while ago @toymaker did a quick tutorial on the Devantech LCD displays which are great to use but I always like a choice. [url=http://www.digole.com]Digole...

Last Modified on 11/22/2013

Created by Rich


Tellymate Tiny

Since it was mentioned a few days ago it has been at the forefront of my mind bugging me to play with it, so let's play :) First I will cover the wiring of the TellyMate Tiny to the EZ-B and then I will cover how to use it. So, when you get one it'll turn up and you have a bunch of bits; 1. Composite Video Cable 2. TellyMate Tiny board 3. Angled Pin Headers 4. Straight Pin Headers 5. 3x2 Pin Header for ISP First things...

Last Modified on 6/24/2013

Created by Rich


Richie Rich's Tutoral Index :)

NOTE: This topic is over a year old and was started when the EZ-B V3 was current. Some topics linked to and projects listed may be out of date. Always check the information is current. If in doubt, ask! To make it easier, and to save from bookmarking a bunch of pages just bookmark this one, this is an index of all tutorials and related downloads :) All complete and working with the exception of those noted (In Progress). Note: These are...

Last Modified on 6/3/2013

Created by Rich