Category Archives: Programming

Autoslalom solver

Just some thoughts:
– Use the coordinates of the cones as initially thought
– The initial (and subsequent) paths should consist of vectors. A starting point, a direction (absolute) and a length.
– Steering change should be just that. An increment in angle of the next vector.

I think usage of curves should be avoided. I will use straight line segments/vectors (short ones and long ones) to make up the entire path.

Set an initial value for max acceleration, max deceleration and max centripetal acceleration.


Started learning Java.
Installed Eclipse, with the java development tools, and already wrote and ran the “hello world” program! Wohoo!

Listing of some sites that are useful, as I find them along the way:

A good introductory book to Java is “Thinking in Java”. Free copy here: