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Decisions, Looping, and input sensors. Mindstorms , Eclipse and Java. Decisions and Looping. So far, we can only execute a sequence of lines of code. Decision control structures Vary which lines of code to execute if something is true or false. The IF statement

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Decisions looping and input sensors

Decisions, Looping, and input sensors

Mindstorms, Eclipse and Java


Decisions and looping

Decisions and Looping

  • So far, we can only execute a sequence of lines of code.

  • Decision control structures

    • Vary which lines of code to execute if something is true or false.

    • The IF statement

  • Looping control structures

    • Repeat code over and over again some number of times.

    • The WHILE loop


If statement

IF Statement

The Java:

if(condition){

// java code

}


But what can the condition be

But what can the condition be?

  • Relational operators:

    ==equal to

    !=not equal to

    >greater than

    <less than

    >=greater than or equal to

    <=less than or equal to

    truealways true

    falsealways false


Example

Example:

int x = 5;

if (x > 10){

LCD.drawString(“Hi”, 0, 0);

}

if(x <= 10){

LCD.drawString(“Bye”, 0, 0);

}

What is displayed on the LCD?


While

While

The Java:

while(condition){

// java code

}


Example1

Example

int y= 1;

while (y <= 3){

LCD.drawString(“Hi”, 0, y);

y = y + 1;

}

What is displayed on the LCD?


Using input sensors

Using Input Sensors

  • The Mindstorms input sensors can return data that you can use in a condition to make a decision.

    Buttons

  • The Button class has four instances, accessed by static fields:

    • Button.ENTER

    • Button.ESCAPE

    • Button.LEFT

    • Button.RIGHT


Methods

Methods

  • waitForPress()

    • Returns an integer corresponding a button

      • ENTER: 1

      • LEFT:2

      • RIGHT:4

      • ESCAPE:8

  • waitForPressAndRelease()

    • Can be applied to any button

    • Example: Button.ENTER.waitForPressAndRelease();

  • isPressed()

    • Can be applied to any button

    • Returns true or false


Example button code

Example Button Code

while (true) {

LCD.clear();

if (Button.ENTER.isPressed())

LCD.drawString("ENTER", 0, 0);

if (Button.ESCAPE.isPressed())

LCD.drawString("ESCAPE", 0, 0);

if (Button.LEFT.isPressed())

LCD.drawString("LEFT", 0, 0);

if (Button.RIGHT.isPressed())

LCD.drawString("RIGHT", 0, 0);

}


Sensing touch

Sensing Touch

  • TouchSensor

    • isPressed()

      • Returns true if the button is pressed.

    • Needs to be plugged into one of the Sensor ports.

    • In your code, you will need to declare a new touch sensor, indicating which port it is plugged into:

      TouchSensor t = new TouchSensor(SensorPort.S1);

Give it a name

Indicate the port number


Example plug the touch senor in the port 1

Example: Plug the touch senor in the port 1

Sensor port 1


Try this code

Try this code:

What is displayed on the LCD?


Sound sensor

Sound Sensor

  • SoundSensor

    • Readvalue()

      • Returns a value in the range [0-100] corresponding to how much noise it hears.

    • Like the touch sensor it needs to be plugged into a sensor port and initialized


Try out this code

Try out this code

What is displayed on the LCD?


This code uses sound to trigger a motor to rotate

This code uses sound to trigger a motor to rotate


The ultra sonic distance sensor

The Ultra Sonic Distance Sensor

  • UltrasonicSensor

    • getDistance()

      • Returns the distance to an object in CM.

      • A value of 255 means no distance was detected

      • Maximum is about 170

  • Example Code:


Light sensor

Light Sensor

  • LightSensor

    • Sensor how much light in around the Mindstorm

    • readValue()

      • Returns the raw value

    • readNormalizedValue()

      • Returns a value in between 0 to 1023

    • setFloodLight(boolean)

      • Turn flood light on or off.


Light sensor example code

Light Sensor Example Code


Wrapping up

Wrapping up…

  • Sound Object

    • Make the Mindstorm beep

    • beep()

    • twoBeeps()

    • beepSequence()

    • beepSequenceUp()

    • playTone(intaFrequency, intaDuration)

    • playSample(File aWAVfile)

    • playSample(File aWAVfile, int volume)

    • playNote(int[] inst,int freq, intlen)


Wrapping up1

Wrapping up…

  • Battery

    • getVoltageMilliVolt()

    • getVoltage()

  • LCD

    • setPixel(intpixelValue, int x, int y);

      • Can be used to draw a single pixel (dot) on the LCD


Drawing a parabola on lcd

Drawing a Parabola on LCD


Plot sound waves over a 2 second period very cool

Plot sound waves over a 2 second period. VERY COOL!!!!


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