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by Kevin
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: forward motor
Replies: 2
Views: 11

Re: forward motor

Hello bigroad, There is no way to "reset" the robot, but it sounds like one of the motors isn't making contact with the surface. You may need to slide the motor down a bit in the clip that holds it. Just be careful of the wires going into the motor, and if you need to slide it upward, don'...
by Kevin
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: When will we have all the spec , docs and soft ??
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: When will we have all the spec , docs and soft ??

Man I'm sorry to hear the Pi is tearing up cards. I don't understand why it would be doing that. All I can think is that it is shutting down and dropping power before the Raspbian OS is finished halting. You can adjust the time the PIC will wait before pulling power with this function: PIC_SetShutdo...
by Kevin
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: When will we have all the spec , docs and soft ??
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: When will we have all the spec , docs and soft ??

Hello Astroghost, I got the code used for the playstation controller from a project called "Triangula". Here is the link: https://pythonhosted.org/triangula/index.html He was in process of updating the library and I was in a bit over my head when I was working on it. Basically it's a libra...
by Kevin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Overheating wink wont turn on
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Re: Overheating wink wont turn on

Hello rosborne,

I have sent you an email with more information and instructions. It does sound like that part was damaged. Let me know if anything is unclear in the email.

Thanks,
-Kevin
by Kevin
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: When will we have all the spec , docs and soft ??
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: When will we have all the spec , docs and soft ??

I've started updating the Spirit Code Reference with the UART setup. I've got a bit in there now, and hopefully will be adding to it over the next couple days. https://www.gitbook.com/book/plumgeek/spirit-rover-code-quick-reference/details There is a new entry in the Arduino Code section called &quo...
by Kevin
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: When will we have all the spec , docs and soft ??
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: When will we have all the spec , docs and soft ??

Okay I do understand your question. I have attached a sketch to this message. It isn't pretty - very ugly code I used in testing the Bluetooth module a while back. Large parts are commented out from other tests. Ignore all the FastLED and SPI port stuff, but this should at least get you started. I s...
by Kevin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: When will we have all the spec , docs and soft ??
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: When will we have all the spec , docs and soft ??

Hey guys. Sorry it's been slow. I will make a real effort this week to at least have the instructions up to use XBee, Wifi, and BT on the main board. The main thing is understanding how the UART works as it is relayed through the PIC processor. Luunkaar - can you give me a better idea of what proble...
by Kevin
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Cloud robotics demo code (now with actual code and links to BBC and FT)
Replies: 49
Views: 2108

Re: Cloud robotics demo code (now with actual code and links to BBC and FT)

Hey everyone! I know I'm way late in this thread but I wanted to say I love what you all are doing. Sorry I haven't had more time on the forum here, but you all are doing an outstanding job running with this. Love it!

Thanks!
-Kevin
by Kevin
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Motor gearbox broken - part specs?
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Motor gearbox broken - part specs?

Great idea. I think that would need to be designed on a case-by-case basis. You can access the motor control signals with the port on the lower left corner of the main board. You'd probably want to use those signals to control an external motor driver with an external power system. I wouldn't pull p...
by Kevin
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Motor gearbox broken - part specs?
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Motor gearbox broken - part specs?

If anyone has a motor that never worked correctly, please let me know and I'll replace it. I've heard from 2 people who had this problem. If anyone else send me a contact form from the main website. If you need extras - we purchased them custom, but they are the same motor as this one from Pololu: h...