#GPUGSummit Vote for your GPUG All Stars for 2019

David Meego - Click for blog homepageBob McAdam has announced that voting for the GPUG All Stars for 2019 is open from now until 30th August 2019.

There are 25 end users and 34 partners nominated and awaiting your votes for this year’s GPUG All Star award. Think of who of the nominees is out there actively promoting Microsoft Dynamics GP for the great product it is and is helping others with blog posts and helpful responses to forum questions.

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#GPPT Replacing VBA with GP Power Tools – Developer Tools

David Meego - Click for blog homepageAs a follow on to the recent post : #GPPT Why every GP site needs GP Power Tools – Developer Tools, this article explains the benefits of replacing your VBA (Visual Studio for Applications) and VSTools (Visual Studio Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP) customizations with GP Power Tools.

It has been prompted by the issues seen because the redistributable version of VBA that is packaged with Microsoft Dynamics GP has reached end-of-life as explained in the following article from the Microsoft Dynamics GP Support and Services team:

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#Robotics Line Rescue Additional Considerations

David Meego - Click for blog homepageJust when I thought I had finished the series of articles explaining the techniques need to complete the Robocup Junior Australia Line Rescue Challenge, I realised that there were some additional considerations and advice that will help take your robots to the next level.

The idea of this article is not to provide solutions, but to make teams aware of issues and problems they make encounter, so they can make their hardware and software more robust and capable.

Good Luck.

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#Robotics Line Rescue Completing the rescue

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe previous article in this series covered how to find the victim in the rescue zone for the Robocup Junior Australia Line Rescue challenge:

This article covers the steps needed to complete the rescue depending on the division you are competing in; Primary, Secondary or Open.

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#Robotics Finding objects with an Ultrasonic sensor

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThis is almost the final article explaining the techniques to handle the challenges your robot will face during the line rescue division of Robocup Junior Australia competition.

Your robot should now be able to navigate all the way through the course following the line and handling intersections and obstacles in its path. The final part of the challenge is the rescue and this article discusses the first part of the rescue process…. finding the victim.

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#Robotics Handling water tower or obstacles

David Meego - Click for blog homepageKeeping the momentum going, here is the next article in this series to help you prepare of the Robocup Junior Australia competition.

Your robot should now be able to line follow and navigate intersection markers successfully, so the next task is to make sure it can handle obstacles (previously known as the water tower) that might be placed in front of it. This challenge can be a little tricky as the robot will need to leave the line and then find the line again to continue line following.

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#Robotics Handling intersection shortcut markers

David Meego - Click for blog homepageThe Robocup Junior WA State Competition for 2019 is just around the corner, so I thought I would get back to writing some more of the blogs in this series.

So far we have concentrated on building and programming of a Line Following Robot, but we have not discussed the handling of intersections or shortcuts. These are the green squares which indicate the direction a robot should turn when it reaches an intersection.

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