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Subject: Re: Fwd: manipulating text files and serial portcommunication
From: Joe Saggio <jsaggio@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 20:43:47 -0500
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Thanks so much for responding!


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From: mwforum-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:mwforum-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alain Tougas
Sent: Saturday, March 05, 2011 12:07 PM
To: Rotem Kimchi
Cc: MicroWorlds Forum
Subject: Re: Fwd: manipulating text files and serial port communication


The big thing here is that the Logo interpreter works from right to left. So
let's do that on your IFELSE statement:

ASCII "| |
reports 32
:WORD = ASCII "| |
is like
:WORD = 32
This reports FALSE
is like
because ASCII "F = 102

Remember that Logo comes from LISP which stands for Lots of Insipid Sets of

While Logo will ALWAYS read from right to left, you can "arrange" things this


ASCII "| |
will report 32
will report whatever
will report TRUE or FALSE

and IFELSE will be happy.

Alain Tougas

Le 2011-03-05 à 11:01, Rotem Kimchi a écrit :

Hi Daniel,
how are you?

why can't I had this next line to the asciify procedure

in case you don't see the procedure

 to asciify :word

if empty? :word [stop]

ifelse ascii :word = ascii "| | [asciify butfirst :word]

[.send ascii (first :word)  asciify butfirst :word]


I just don't want to send the ascii for space

this is the warning I get

102 is not true or false

are the two of the same variable type?

another thing I wanted to ask

can I read directly from the word command window ?

thanks in advance

2010/11/24 Daniel Ajoy <da.ajoy@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:da.ajoy@xxxxxxxxx>>

On Wed, 24 Nov 2010 06:02:22 -0500, Rotem Kimchi
<rotemk2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:rotemk2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
Yes I built a robot and I want to communicate with him using ZigBee protocol
through the serial port with logo commands. For now I am using a cable to burn
a programs to the robot using Robotc program but I want to use logo Pro.
At first I thought I could send logo's commands and then translate them using
the robot uP, but
I think that the command .send in logo cannot send chars only integers am I

No. You are sending characters. But you are sending them in ascii code


You should send the number in the DEC column if you want the transfer the
character in the CHAR column.

Logo has commands that do the conversion:

show ascii "A

show char 65

This procedure asciifies a word:

to asciify :word
if empty? :word [stop]
show ascii first :word
asciify butfirst :word

asciify "|fd 100|

Notice that "fd 100" is a single word (what is called a "string" in other
NOT a sentence with two words.

If so I'll send numbers that will represent the commands using the first bits
to described the OPCODE (the command type: fd seth,bk..) or a value, and after
that I'll send the number that described the command or the value itself.

If you wish.

As far as the robot it's not a problem to teach him new command words and make
him do what i want him to do.
I created the text file before I knew about the logo ability to use the serial
port and I wanted to take a file that have a singal command and using a c code
in order to translate him to a binary code and send him in the same way,
through the serial port.
You told me "I think using text files is easier... but maybe just because I've
never used serial port communication"
 so i wanted to know how come? , but you probably didn't  understood the all
purpose of the application.

Correct, I didn't understand that you wanted to transfer the content of those
text files to a robot.

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