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Questions and Answers (FAQ updated 7/31/09)
The beginning of an official Frequently Asked Questions list. This list will expand as needed.
I received a 12 Digit CD-KEY, What do I do with it???
Click the "Get Unlock Code" button on the bottom of licensing screen and then chose "By Intelitek.com"
a screen will pop up and at the top enter your CD-KEY. It is very important you fill out the form
as complete as possible in case your computer crashes or you loose your CD-KEY.
What do I need to install easyC?
100MB Hard Disk Space
I can't get any outputs to work. I tried motors, relays and digital outputs and none of them will work. Whats
Check to make sure your Operator Interface is Tethered to your Robot Controller or your radios are communicating.
Next make sure your Operator Interface Light is not on.
I wrote an arcade program in easyC, and connected my drive motors into ports 13-16 on the robot controller like the default code. Nothing happened. What am I doing wrong?
There is an important difference between the first twelve, and final four PWM ports on the Robot Controller, which was mistakenly not articulated in the help file. There are two processors in the Innovation First Robot Controller, the master processor and the user processor. The master processor is responsible for off-loading the user processor of many I/O functions such as communicating with the operator interface and controlling the PWM ports. PWM ports 13-16 however are controlled directly by the user processor and not the master. In an environment like easyC where sensor data is processed in the background it is impossible to accurately generate values for those PWMs and have sensors and interrupts running at the same time. Therefore PWM ports 13-16 should not be used for normal PWM generation in easyC at this time.
Where can I get additional seats of easyC?
Try our on-line shop at www.intelitek-shop.com
Where is the WPI Library Information PDF?
You can get it from Brad Miller's WPI website:
WPILib is the runtime system that easyC PRO uses that runs on the robot. It has support for all the kit sensors plus many other exciting features.
How Do I get my limit switches working to prevent an arm motor from going too far (either up or down) ?
Are there any updates available for easyC for FRC?
We have released easyC PRO. If you would like to try easyC PRO goto: http://www.intelitekdownloads.com/easyCPRO
How do I connect the CMUCAM to the VEX Controller?
Does my free copy of easyC expire after the season is over?
No your version of easyC does not expire when the season ends. In-fact
we urge you to use your copy over the summer to learn the program!
Does easyC PRO work on my VEX robot also?
Yes, it does just goto Robot Controller Setup in the Options menu.
I get Error 1000 unlocking easyC
The key you entered into easyC doesn't match any keys in the database.
Check and make sure that the key you entered is correct and if it is please
I get Error 1007 unlocking easyC
easyC thinks you have registered all of your available copies of easyC. If you
haven't please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can't get the robot to program
You can try de-selecting the "Verify and Download" option in Loader Setup.
I can't get the robot to program with my USB-to-Serial Adapter
If that does not work your cable may not be compatible with FRC controller. We have found
that the Belkin branded USB-to-Serial adapters have trouble downloading to the FRC
and VEX robots. The best USB-to-Serial cable for programming is the orange VEX
cable made by Prolific. This is the only officially supported USB-to-Serial adapter.
Last edited by Kingofl337 : 07-31-2009 at 12:39 PM.
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