Install the toolchain
There is an already compiled toolchain for the e-puck in the repositories. In the svn you will find e-puck_toolchain_i686-20110909.tar.bz2. Untar this file in your root dir. That's it! All the libs and includes will be in /usr/local/
Up to now we only have a 32bit toolchain that works under ubuntu and slackware (tested). We are still in the process of making a 64bit version.
On Ubuntu you need to add the files to the path. The best way to do this is to add these lines in your .bashrc
export PATH=/usr/local/pic30-elf/bin:$PATH export COMPILER_PATH=/usr/bin
Note that GioReina worked with the e-pucks under mac os. Check out his directory in the examples file.
In the file e-puck_various_and_examples.tar.gz you will find a directory called testing. In this directory there is a very simple program called testing.c, basically a while(1). If you manage to compile this you should be good to go.
cd testing mkdir build cd build cmake ..
everything should be fine and created
make pic30-elf-bin2hex testing
if everything goes fine you should have a testing that is the compiled binary (obtained by doing make, not usable by the e-puck) and a testing.hex (obtained with the pic30-elf-bin2hex) that can be uploaded on the e-puck.
In the svn you will find also a file called e-puck_various_and_examples.tar.gz. This files contains all the examples, original libraries and software that I found around. Many things have never been tested, many are old, many are undocumented. Still it's full of useful examples that you can use for your programs. Have a look.