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PHPoC - Scratch Programming to Control Robot

Let's "scratch" with PHPoC. Have fun programming a spider robot controller just by dropping some blocks!

BeginnerFull instructions provided1 hour499

Things used in this project

Hardware components

PHPoC Blue
PHPoC Blue
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Spider Robot
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Battery
In this project, I use a 3.7V - 2.5A battery as a power source. You can choose other power sources with higher voltage (around 5V), which are suitable for both PHPoC Blue and DC Motor Controller.
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PHPoC DC Motor Controller (S-type or T-type)
PHPoC DC Motor Controller (S-type or T-type)
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Software apps and online services

Scratch Editor 2.0 Offline
A free educational platform developed by MIT Media Lab's Lifelong Kindergarten group
Node.js

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Code

task0.php

PHP
This script is used to process data and execute commands on PHPoC board.
<?php

if(_SERVER("REQUEST_METHOD"))
	exit; // avoid php execution via http request

include_once "/lib/sd_340.php";
include_once "/lib/sn_tcp_ws.php";
include_once "/lib/sd_spc.php";

define("RC_SPIDER_SID" , 14);
define("WIDTH_MIN", 420);
define("WIDTH_MAX", 1000);
define("PWM_PERIOD", 1000);
define("WS_ID", 0);
define("WS_PATH", "scratch_test");

function dc_init()
{
	spc_reset();
	spc_sync_baud(115200);
}

function dc_pwm_width($dc_id, $pwm_width, $pwm_period, $pol_dir = "+")
{
	if(($dc_id < 1) || ($dc_id > 2))
		exit("dc_pwm_width: dc_id out of range $dc_id\r\n");
	
	spc_request_dev(RC_SPIDER_SID, "dc$dc_id pwm set pol $pol_dir");
	spc_request_dev(RC_SPIDER_SID, "dc$dc_id pwm set period $pwm_period");
	spc_request_dev(RC_SPIDER_SID, "dc$dc_id pwm set width $pwm_width");

}

// Define Digital Input ports
for($i=12; $i<=19;$i++){
	uio_setup(0, $i, "in_pu"); 
}

// Define Digital Output ports
uio_setup(0, 8, "out high");
uio_setup(0, 9, "out high");
uio_setup(0, 30, "out high");
uio_setup(0, 31, "out high");


ws_setup(WS_ID, WS_PATH, "csv.phpoc");
dc_init();
$rwbuf = "";

while(1)
{
	if(ws_state(WS_ID) == TCP_CONNECTED)
	{
		$rlen = ws_read_line(WS_ID, $rwbuf);

		if($rlen)
		{
			$cmd = explode("/",$rwbuf);
			switch($cmd[1]){
			case "dW":
				if ($cmd[3] == "LOW")
					uio_out(0, (int)$cmd[2], LOW);			
				else
					uio_out(0, (int)$cmd[2], HIGH);
				break;
			case "poll":
				$ret = "";					
				for($pin=12; $pin<=19;$pin++){
					$d_in = uio_in(0, (int)$pin);
					$ret = $ret."dR/".(string)$pin." ".(string)$d_in."\n";
				}
				for($pin=0; $pin<=5;$pin++){
					adc_setup(0, $pin);
					$adc_in = adc_in(0, 30);
					$ret = $ret."aR/".(string)$pin." ".(string)$adc_in."\n";
				}
				ws_write(0, $ret);			
				usleep(200000);
				break;
			case "reset_all":
				uio_out(0, 8, HIGH);
				uio_out(0, 9, HIGH);
				uio_out(0, 30, HIGH);
				uio_out(0, 31, HIGH);
				dc_pwm_width(1,	0, PWM_PERIOD);
				dc_pwm_width(2,	0, PWM_PERIOD);
				break;				
			
			case "dcwW":
				$pwm_width = (int)$cmd[3];
				if (($pwm_width>=0)&&($pwm_width<=PWM_PERIOD)){
					dc_pwm_width((int)$cmd[2], $pwm_width, PWM_PERIOD, $cmd[4]);
				}
				break;
			case "dcpW":
				$pol_dir = "+";
				if ($cmd[3] == "CCW")
					$pol_dir = "-";		
				$percent = (int)$cmd[4];				
				if (($percent>=0)&&($percent<=100)){
					dc_pwm_width((int)$cmd[2], (int)round(PWM_PERIOD * $percent/100), PWM_PERIOD, $pol_dir);
				}
				break;
			case "srW":
				switch($cmd[2])
				{
				case "Stay":
					dc_pwm_width(1,	0, PWM_PERIOD);
					dc_pwm_width(2,	0, PWM_PERIOD); 
					break;						
				case "Go":
					dc_pwm_width(1,	800, PWM_PERIOD, "+");
					dc_pwm_width(2,	800, PWM_PERIOD, "-"); 	
					break;
				case "Turn right":
					dc_pwm_width(1,	800, PWM_PERIOD, "-");
					dc_pwm_width(2,	800, PWM_PERIOD, "-"); 
					break;
				case "Turn left":
					dc_pwm_width(1,	800, PWM_PERIOD, "+");
					dc_pwm_width(2,	800, PWM_PERIOD, "+"); 
					break;
				case "Back":
					dc_pwm_width(1,	800, PWM_PERIOD, "-");
					dc_pwm_width(2,	800, PWM_PERIOD, "+"); 
					break;					
				default:
					dc_pwm_width(1,	0, PWM_PERIOD);
					dc_pwm_width(2,	0, PWM_PERIOD); 
					break;			
				}
				break;	
			}			
		}
		else {
			dc_pwm_width(1,	0, PWM_PERIOD);
			dc_pwm_width(2,	0, PWM_PERIOD); 
		}
	}
	else {
		dc_pwm_width(1,	0, PWM_PERIOD);
		dc_pwm_width(2,	0, PWM_PERIOD); 
	}
}
 
?>

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