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by sil
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: How to... newb
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: How to... newb

yep, clamping forceps to hold nuts and jewellers screwdriver to tighten screws. I only have one arm to use and have mine mostly built so far using those two tools. work in a plastic tray of some sort a piece of electrical tape or blutak (the squishy stuff you hang paper on the wall with) to help hol...
by sil
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: New Wink - Base Sketch Error
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: New Wink - Base Sketch Error

Go to the getting started page http://www.plumgeek.com/getting-started.html Then scroll down to the section headed Install Ringo Software Libraries and make sure you followed those precisely in the way and order specified there. A lot of people get these wrong so get errors trying first code so dont...
by sil
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: New Wink - Base Sketch Error
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: New Wink - Base Sketch Error

Can you reread an answer Kevins post please, particularly about the tabs. Its likely you missed a step with installing the needed extra files into the arduino software. The arduino software, the files package for the robots and a third package of files for some of the hardware installed onto the rob...
by sil
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: New Wink - Base Sketch Error
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: New Wink - Base Sketch Error

I dont see anything obvious with your code and the errors don't point to that. I'm at work away from my Wink so can't test my idea but I think its a problem in the "WinkHardware.ino" file. If you feel confident you can try replacing it. Go to some code I posted here on the forum: http://fo...
by sil
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Arduino errors
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Arduino errors

cool. I think the instructions for setting up for Wink were lacking slightly but got covered in setting up a Ringo, which was released first. So for first timers it can cause a little problem getting things going. But once sorted any other problems you encounter are likely your own coding errors , w...
by sil
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Ringo Basics
Topic: Ringo's Light Sensor Sketches
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: Ringo's Light Sensor Sketches

I think its just a comms error that does it. I get it occasionally and I just unplug everything,reboot my asus notebook (dev machine) turn off ringo and reconnect it all and try again and its good. Could also be you have the comm speed (baud rate) set incorrectly. My gear is at home so I cant check ...
by sil
Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: How to program wink
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: How to program wink

Have a look on http://www.plumgeek.com/wink.html for the section marked Wink Demo Software it has a table which has the base sketch that should be what you need as the starting point. this is the "starting from scratch" point you should be starting from. Remember lines starting with "...
by sil
Sun May 08, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Overheating wink wont turn on
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: Overheating wink wont turn on

Definitely NOT normal behaviour! I have had my Ringo running a circuit for over an hour until its battery was flat with no warmth at all. Lithium batteries are horribly unstable, you may have heard of laptops bursting into flames on the news at times, they provide a great power output at the cost of...
by sil
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: How to program wink
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: How to program wink

When you get errors they tell you what went wrong so its hard to help unless you post them. My guess is you created a new completely blank sketch, from memory plumgeek provide a "blank" example you should use as a starting point which has the #include line you are missing (which is why you...
by sil
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Wink Power Button - light out
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: Wink Power Button - light out

Mine is similar, the button turns Wink on then off again easily. Not as reliable as the switch on Ringo :( I just press the button firmly with Wink on a steady surface and wait a few seconds before touching it just to see if it settles to an ON state instead of beeping on then off quickly. Dodgy bat...