there is one way to give feedback of all 16 PWMs, and all it requires is a pot and some coding knowledge.
i just thought of this now, so i think it should work, someone may want to check this though. second, probably a bad idea for use during a competition, due to extra code.
first of all, plug your joystick in, as we have the wheel that we can use as a pot (yay!).
Divide 255 by 16, we get approximately 16, but since it’s PBASIC, let’s truncate and make it 15.
Down at the very bottom of your code, after everything but the SEROUT (this way you’re sure to be outputting the correct values), but something like this (excuse any syntax errors, it’s been a few months :p)…
case 0 to 15:
out8 = pwm1.bit0
out9 = pwm1.bit1
out10 = pwm1.bit2
out11 = pwm1.bit3
out12 = pwm1.bit4
out13 = pwm1.bit5
out14 = pwm1.bit6
out15 = pwm1.bit7
case 16 to 30:
out8 = pwm2.bit0
out9 = pwm2.bit1
out10 = pwm2.bit2
out11 = pwm2.bit3
out12 = pwm2.bit4
out13 = pwm2.bit5
out14 = pwm2.bit6
out15 = pwm2.bit7
and so on till you get up to pwm 16.
turn the wheel, you can probably estimate the distance needed pretty easily, otherwise you can very easily output it to a laptop computer and see what pwm you’re getting (i believe the wheel on port 2 is sent back already).
now, if you have the 2003 controller, put it into User Mode, and you get the pwm values right there on the controller, nothing else needed.
if you don’t have the 2003 controller, i’m sure there is a program, or i’m willing to write a quick and dirty command promt program that will simply output the pwm value (converted back into decimal or 0 - 255).
as I said, this is not the best code to have in a competition ready robot, but as long as you’re just testing, i guess it’s fine.
DISCLAIMER: I think this should all work, but I haven’t tested it (because I’m too lazy to boot into Windows, find my old robot code, add this in, and plug it into the controller sitting on my desk). If you have any problems (like robots blowing up or killing people) either you did something wrong, or it’s a hardware problem ;).
<EDIT> Sorry about the lack of spacing, but I can’t think of any other way to make it space correctly</EDIT>