Well I caved and downloaded the trial just to try this out, what an annoying program, but then it’s not aimed at customers like me. I stumbled through creating a flowchart, here’s what I came up with for tank drive, there may be an easier way to do this but until I download and try a few things that’s not obvious. For example, does the motor go backwards when sent a negative forward speed.
Probably not that hard to learn, just different to traditional programming.
Can I ask why you’re using that, instead of PROS, ConVEX or RobotC? It looks really difficult. And it’s not teaching exactly the same programming logic as everything else.
EDIT: At a second look, this is a cool idea, teaching programming through flowcharts. I still think that using any of the other languages looks like it would be easier, but this is certainly interesting.
Hooked up flowol to the cortex, had to modify the code to make it run. It’s an interesting program, you can either connect to the cortex and use it interactively, including running the whole flow chart, or download and have the code start in the usual way. Unfortunately, when downloading it will not let you have parameters for subroutines, it forces the use of globals. Anyway, here was a working flow chart for tank drive, this mornings had a couple of stupid mistakes.
I really don’t see this as viable for any sort of competition use, what would have been two lines of code in ROBOTC or EasyC became the above flow chart. Anything more complex would start to get cumbersome to manage, as far as I can see everything has to be on the one page used for adding the flow chart symbols.
Anyway, interesting concept but aimed at a different audience than I see on the vex forums.