S-CODE

A proposed standard for SMARS communication.

Communicating with your SMARS robot should be straightforward, however as there is currently no standard for how this should take place it is up to individual developers to create both sets of code - on the robot and on the remote control.

S-code describes a set of codes used to communicate with a SMARS robot.

An example sent over bluetooth would be:

S111 3

This would move the robot forward 3 units. A unit is dependent on lots of things so its hard to define in the language.

A S-Code Parser has been created as part of the Python Library (click here to download)

Generic Movement

101 - Move Forward
102 - Move backward
103 - Turn left
104 - Turn right

Wheeled SMARS

110 - wheeled movement
111 - Move Forwards
112 - Move Backwards
113 - Turn Left
114 - Turn Right

Quad SMARS

150 - Quad SMARS movements
151 - Walk Foward
152 - Walk Backward
153 - Turn Left
154 - Turn Right
155 - Stand Up
156 - Sit Down
157 - Clap
158 - Wiggle

Inputs

200 - Inputs, sensors
210 - Light sensor
211 - get light level
220 - Line sensor
221 - get light level
230 - Ultrasonic sensor
231 - get distance from sensor
240 - Battery Level
241 - get battery level
250 - IMU
251 - Get position from IMU
252 - Get Compass Heading

Outputs

300 - output - sound and lights
400 - status
401 - get current status
500 - Other Motors (for future use)
501 - Move motor 1