descriptionallow IXM's to report back to central collector
last changeWed, 24 Feb 2010 16:52:13 +0000 (24 09:52 -0700)
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IXM collector

See here information on the Illuminato X Machina (IXM)

The collector is a small utility which can be included in your sketches to allow printing directly back to a central observer (probably your laptop) through a virtual face. The following example sketch (included as sketch.pde in this repository) demonstrates it's usage.

/*                                             -*- mode:C++ -*-
 * Sketch description: Simple demonstration of the collector
 * Sketch author: Eric Schulte
#include "collector.h"          // include the collector
int cface;                      // the virtual face assigned to the
                                //   collector
int ledPin = 13;                // LED connected to digital pin 13
int wait;                       // a variable for the delay time

void setup() {
  cface = collector_init();     // initialize the collector and assign
                                //   the virtual face

void loop() {
  wait = random(2000);          // set wait to a random number
  delay(wait);                  // wait for the assigned time
  digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);    // sets the LED on
  // print to the collector face and the result will be automatically
  //   routed to your laptop
  facePrintf(cface, "waited %d miliseconds\n", wait);   
  delay(500);                   // wait for the assigned time 
  digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);   // sets the LED off

Once this sketch has burned to your boards, you send a c-packet (c2 in the example below) telling your boards that you will be the collector. Each c-packet should contain a number – boards keep track of the highest c-number they have received and will ignore any c-packets with lower numbers. Once the boards receive this c-packet their collector face will be connected to the sender of the c-packet. this is should in the following output of the above example sketch.pde.

Ln 11.602 [Sending checksum South for 0x10014+32748=AAD8E8E5-86FBCC66]
Ln 16.257 [Sending checksum North for 0x18000+12204=A3E9651E-194595F0]
Ln 17.953 [Sending checksum South for 0x18000+12204=A3E9651E-194595F0]
Ln 19.283 [North burned successfully!]
Ln 20.985 [South burned successfully!]
(-1,1) waited 1349 miliseconds
(0,0) waited 3888 miliseconds
(1,-1) waited 2374 miliseconds
(1,0) waited 4205 miliseconds
(-1,-1) waited 2570 miliseconds
(1,1) waited 2540 miliseconds
(-1,0) waited 3334 miliseconds
(1,1) waited 1485 miliseconds
(0,0) waited 2455 miliseconds
(-1,1) waited 4452 miliseconds
(-1,-1) waited 3534 miliseconds
(1,0) waited 3948 miliseconds
(1,-1) waited 4650 miliseconds
(1,-1) waited 430 miliseconds
(-1,0) waited 4916 miliseconds
(1,-1) waited 464 miliseconds
(0,0) waited 3712 miliseconds

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

See the file COPYING for a copy of the GNU General Public License or write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.

2010-02-24 Eric Schulteadding GPL V3master
2010-02-16 Eric Schulteadding link to IXM main page
2010-02-16 Eric Schulteadding documentation file
2010-02-16 Eric Schultenow able to accept c-packets w/o a space following...
2010-02-16 Eric Schulteadding example sketch
2010-02-16 Eric Schulteinitial commit -- just what's required for the collector
7 years ago master