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Please forward this error screen to sharedip-23229239133. Please forward this error screen to 64. Select the SCRIBBLER page on the left to read more. This is a link to ALL our videos. The Robot Simulator extension of RobotBASIC was originally programmed by college Professor John Blankenship. The simulator was incorporated as a set of functions and commands into a powerful interpreted programming language written by Samuel Mishal.

The combination is a versatile language that is easy to learn and fun to use. RobotBASIC has well over 800 commands and functions. Click these PDF links below to see the list of the commands and functions either alphabetically or categorized by function. You might also enjoy reading how RobotBASIC has progressed so PDF link shows a complete version history. Some people might find th PDF VERSION of the HELP file useful. Scroll down to learn more about each of the above topics.

The simulated robot has many sensors available. X, Y coordinates of the robot. Some of the sensors can be customized. Consult the RobotBASIC HELP file and example programs for more information. The screenshot below shows the simulated robot navigating a maze after learning it. There are even commands that let your programs send emails and attachments.

Information about these capabilities is given in RobotBASIC’s integrated HELP file. We have numerous books showing how to interface RobotBASIC to the real world. His many sensors give him capabilities far beyond that of most hobby or educational robots. He was featured in four articles in Servo Magazine, and the book Arlo: The Robot You’ve Always Wanted is available on Amazon. We now offer hardware for building RobotBASIC compatible robots. RobotBASIC provides extensive graphical commands that allow the EASY creation of simulations and video games.

These features can be very motivational when teaching new students of programming. Commands that draw on one screen while displaying another provide totally flicker-free animation. Watch these videos for more information. Your programs can produce sounds using the standard speaker or wav files. Special commands make it easy to use the keyboard, mouse, or joysticks in a game-oriented environment.

You can even produce binary files for the interpreter or compile stand-alone EXE files so you can distribute your programs without revealing your secrets. Message and dialog boxes, along with push buttons and many other event driven controls allow for the creation of a professional looking user interface. The screenshots below show sample video games from our demo programs. Don’t think for a moment that RobotBASIC is a beginner’s language. If you need remote data acquisition RobotBASIC offers worldwide communications over the Internet using TCP and UDP protocols. You even have low-level disk access and event-driven controls to make complex programming easier than ever before. If you explore the help pages found in RobotBASIC’s IDE, you will find the power to do many things you always wished you could do.

In summary, RobotBASIC is not only one of the easiest languages you have ever used, it is also one of the most powerful. Don’t just take our word for it though, give it a try and watch your productivity soar. The screen shot below is from a RobotBASIC program that demonstrates the physics of a spring. It provides detailed information on why RobotBASIC is an ideal language for both introductory and more advanced programming classes. Many languages, for example, require the user to create a form and select appropriate components before anything else can be done. RobotBASIC, in contrast, is extremely easy to use and learn.

The student can dive right into programming because complex concepts are not required in order to write beginning level programs. As they gain more knowledge of programming and develop their skills, more complex aspects of the language can be introduced. Extensive graphics and powerful functions allow even very simple programs to address exciting subjects. Compare these examples to standard introductory programming problems such as averaging numbers or creating a factorial and you will see why students find RobotBASIC so motivational. RobotBASIC is not just easy to use.