Parallax brought together nine experienced authors to write 12 chapters on the many facets of multicore programming with the Propeller chip.
The book begins with an introduction to the Propeller chip's architecture and Spin programming language, debugging techniques, and sensor interfacing. The remainder of the book introduces eight diverse and powerful applications, ending with a speech synthesis demonstration written by the Propeller chip's inventor, Chip Gracey.
Numerous illustrations and example programs accompany each application. Example source code and other related resources are available for free download.
Table of Contents The names in parenthses indicate the author of each chapter.
- The Propeller Chip Multi-core Microcontroller (Jeff Martin)
- Introduction to Propeller Programming (Jeff Martin)
- Debugging Code for Multiple Cores (Andy Lindsay)
- Sensor Basics for Multprocessing (Andy Lindsay)
- Wirelessly Networking Propeller Chips (Martin Hebel)
- DanceBot, a Balancing Robot (Hanno Sander)
- Controlling a Robot with Computer Vision (Hanno Sander)
- Using Multi-core for Networking Applications using an Off-the-shelf Ethernet Chip (Shane Avery)
- Portable Multivariable GPS Tracking and Data Logger (Joshua Hintze)
- Using the Propeller as a Remote Virtual Peripheral for Media Applications (André LaMothe)
- The HVAC Green House Model (Vern Graner)
- Synthesizing Speech with the Propeller (Chip Gracey)
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