[swift-users] Robotics with Swift

Austin Zheng austinzheng at gmail.com
Sun May 8 20:27:41 CDT 2016

This is great news! I have a BBB and a RC truck I've been meaning to build
a robot out of this summer, and this gives me an option to interface with
the hardware besides the Python interface.

Brad Larson (https://twitter.com/bradlarson) works at a company called
SonoPlot that makes robots for research applications, and I believe he's
written a few blog posts on how switching to Swift made the software
driving those robots more robust (e.g.


On Sun, May 8, 2016 at 6:14 PM, Jon Hoffman via swift-users <
swift-users at swift.org> wrote:

> Is there anyone interested in robotics with Swift?  I created a Swift
> library named SwiftyBones (https://github.com/hoffmanjon/SwiftyBones )
> for the BeagleBone Black to connect to the Digital GPIO, Analog IN and PWM
> pins and was interested in feedback on the library by anyone that is
> familiar with programming single board computers like the BeagleBone Black
> or Raspberry PI.  I am especially interested in feedback on the modular
> design and if it helps or hinders development.  I do have a shell script on
> the SwiftyBones github page that helps with compiling projects that has
> multiple source files.
> To see how SwiftyBones can be used for robotics, I created a reference
> project using the SwiftBones library.  The github page is here:
> https://github.com/hoffmanjon/SwiftyBones_BuddyBot .  To see the robot in
> action (definitely a work in progress) you can see the video on the latest
> blog post:
> http://myroboticadventure.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-first-robot-programmed-in-swift.html
> Thanks,
> Jon
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