One of the components of FIRST Tech challenge is to be able to drive around a robot that is powered by the NXT. Now they can beef their robots up with other, stronger materials, but it looks like one of the real challenges has been the programming required to interface the NXT with a hand-held controller.
Titus Woo has written his own RobotC interface to make life a little easier for teams.
From the site:
Tele-op Catalyst makes it stupidly easy to create robust teleop (remote control) programs using a simple but powerful "click, command, create" workflow. While you still need to know how to write simple code such asWhile I've never entered FTC myself, I do hear that the interface part can be tricky for teams and this would allow them to get up and running quickly.
motor[motorA]=100, all the complexities of handling button presses, determining toggle states, driving, etc. are handled by Tele-op Catalyst, so you don't have to.
Anyone had a chance to test this? Let us know in the comments.