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vscode-hello-go

Hello World for ev3dev + Visual Studio Code + Go

Overview

This is a git repository to help you get started programming a robot using ev3dev in Visual Studio Code using the Go programming language.

Prerequisites

  • LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, Dexter Industries Brick Pi, Mindsensors PiStorms, or FatcatLab EVB with ev3dev installed. Does not work with ev3dev-jessie! Be sure to grab a snapshot image of ev3dev-stretch.
  • A computer (Windows, macOS, or Linux) with Go, Visual Studio Code and git (or GitHub Desktop) installed.

Step-by-Step

  1. Download the vscode-hello-go project from GitHub and unzip it.

  2. Open the vscode-hello-go-master folder in Visual Studio Code.

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  3. Click Show Recommendations when asked.

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  4. Install the ev3dev-browser extension. The Go extension is optional, but it is nice to have too.

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  5. After installation completes, click Reload and Reload Window.

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  6. Open the Explorer activity pane.

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  7. Click the arrow next to EV3DEV DEVICE BROWSER to open it.

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  8. Ensure that your ev3dev device is turned on and has a network connection to the host computer. USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or wired will work.

  9. Click the text where it says "Click here to connect to a device". A box will pop up that lists discovered devices. Select one.

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  10. Once the device has connected, you will see a green dot and the /home/robot folder.

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  11. Press F5 to download the program and run it.

  12. The Output pane will automatically open and show the status of the program and any error/debug messages.

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  13. Open the source code file, hello.go, to learn more.