This Blog entry is the 5th in a series intended primarily for FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams and their mentors.
In this blog entry, I will discuss the idea of loop memory and how to modify your code to include it. I will also introduce the idea of a state machine and how they make your code more flexible and modular. In this example I code and explain the state machine for a mechanical lifting system.
- Loop Memory
- What state machines are
- How to draw and interpret a basic state diagram
- Creating typedefs for state machine data
- Creating enums to store the actual state
- How to write state machine code using the case structures