Re: [uCsimm] To:

From: James Brennan (
Date: Fri Sep 08 2000 - 16:48:23 EDT

Hi Geoffrey,

Do you think our project could make the source code
available? It might be of interest for us to see how you
implemented things.

Jim Brennan

Geoffrey Wossum wrote:
> Wayne,
> > Came across your site on the net and am interested in using this
> > technology for my senior computer engineering project. Any suggestions?
> > Many Thanks
> We used the uCsimm as part of our senior design project.
> We used the uCsimm as a main controller for a robot development kit. We
> used an I2C multimaster "network" to allow the coordination of distributed
> microcontrollers. It was essentially Lego Mindstorms on steroids.
> A variety of microcontrollers (mainly PIC16F877's) acted as digital I/O,
> A/D converters, and motor controllers, along with some specialized
> peripherals such as proximity sensors, temperature sensors, light sensors,
> two-motor driver unit, etc. A main control unit then ran programs that
> were written by users in C, using an API we had created. The controller
> coordinated the microcontrollers on the I2C network to perform whatever
> task the user had programmed.
> Nothing about the project actually relied on the uCsimm. We created
> a PC interface board that allowed any PC to act as the system controller.
> But we also created a compact, self-contained system based on a uCsimm
> that could be used as the main controller.
> It was an impressive project, and we won best senior design project. But
> it was also considerably more involved and more time intensive than most
> people's senior projects. The system was actually capable of
> implementing everyone else's project!
> ---
> Geoffrey Wossum
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