Code Camp Christchurch 2014

The Hardware

Flash an LED

OutputPort led = new OutputPort(Pins.ONBOARD_LED, false);
while ( true)

Digital Input – Polled

InputPort button = new InputPort(Pins.ONBOARD_SW1, false, Port.ResistorMode.Disabled);
OutputPort led = new OutputPort(Pins.ONBOARD_LED, false);
while (true)

Digital Input – Interrupt

static OutputPort interuptled = new OutputPort(Pins.ONBOARD_LED, false);
InterruptPort button = new InterruptPort(Pins.ONBOARD_SW1, false, Port.ResistorMode.Disabled, Port.InterruptMode.InterruptEdgeHigh);
button.OnInterrupt += new NativeEventHandler(button_OnInterrupt);


static void button_OnInterrupt(uint data1, uint data2, DateTime time)

Analog Input

AnalogInput Sensor = new AnalogInput(Cpu.AnalogChannel.ANALOG_0);
while ( true)
   Debug.Print( "Value " + Sensor.Read().ToString("F2"));

Pulse Width Modulation Output

AnalogInput brightness = new AnalogInput(AnalogChannels.ANALOG_PIN_A0);
PWM led = new PWM(PWMChannels.PWM_PIN_D5, 1000, 0.0, false);

while (true)
   Debug.Print("Brightness " + led.DutyCycle.ToString("F2"));
   led.DutyCycle = brightness.Read();

Power Consumption Monitor

Developing the software for the Energy Monitor Shield


Developing the software

  • Determine the distance to objects
  • Control the speed & direction of the motors using a Motor Shield Driver
  • Basic obstacle avoidance
  • Avoid obstacles using a state machine
  • Fine tune the motor speeds using a rotary encoder
  • Connect the GPS
  • Upload the position information to Xively

Heart Rate Monitor

Developing the software

  • Read the buttons using an AnalogInput
  • Count the number of button presses using an InterruptPort and a Timer
  • Determine the pulse rate in BPM by counting
  • Determine the average pulse rate in BPM
  • Display and manage the pulse rate info on the DFRobot 16×2 Lcd Shield
  • Upload the pulse rate information to xively


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