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by Kevin
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: PI LED on Spirit board is off
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: PI LED on Spirit board is off

The PiUp LED is kind of a general purpose LED. I was going to have it turn on any time the Pi was up and talking to the rest of the board, but that's not actually implemented. The PiUp LED can be manually controlled from code and we do test function of all 3 LEDs, so unless something slipped through...
by Kevin
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: spirit rover ... goes backwards.
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: spirit rover ... goes backwards.

This is strange. Normally when we have one of our Wink/Ringo robots drive backward, it's because the polarity is reversed, or the motors are reversed. Is it possible the connector you think is going to the left motor is actually going to the right motor? It's easy to get those wires mixed up when co...
by Kevin
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Buzzing noise.
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Buzzing noise.

Hello eldaria, Some buzz is okay. Sometimes when a servo is trying to set to a specific point it will buzz if there is resistance on it. Make sure you did the servo centering step correctly before attaching the gripper arms. When in the default position with the arms open, they shouldn't press again...
by Kevin
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Rpi controlling the pic : how do they communicate?
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Rpi controlling the pic : how do they communicate?

Hey guys. I'm trying to get some Pi code up soon. It's pretty easy to do once the code is there. Been busy trying to get the robots out. :D
by Kevin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: How to... newb
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: How to... newb

I had pretty good luck with the little screwdriver included with standard eye glasses repair kits. Most of the stores around our area have them and they're fairly inexpensive. Having some good narrow tweezers is a big help as well. They are kid of expensive for tweezers, but I'm a big fan of the Twe...
by Kevin
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: broken motor
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: broken motor

Hello Lewis,

I sent an email back from a second email address. Let me know if it arrives okay.

Our return repair address is:

Plum Geek LLC
229 E. Reserve St. #102
Vancouver, Wa 98661

Thanks!
-Kevin
by Kevin
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: broken motor
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: broken motor

Hello Lewisgard, I recall seeing an email about this a few days back - I'm pretty sure I responded. Are you in the USA? If so you can send it to us for repair, otherwise I can help direct to you a replacement motor. Usually they're pretty solid - must have landed just right. We'll help you get it ta...
by Kevin
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: New Wink - Base Sketch Error
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: New Wink - Base Sketch Error

Hello chenhao, That does sound strange. I've sent you an email - can you reply to that email and include a zipped copy of the sketch folder (the folder including the sketch and supporting files)? I'll have a look here and see if I can get to the bottom of it. It's been a while since I looked at that...
by Kevin
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Ringo Basics
Topic: Help! How to get correct GetPositionY()?
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Help! How to get correct GetPositionY()?

I wanted to add a few more notes on this... this is a paste of a response I just sent to a user via email that discusses this. You are correct that slight tilt differences will be seen as movement because the accelerometer is picking up the acceleration of gravity which of course is a constant 1G st...
by Kevin
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Ringo Basics
Topic: Help! How to get correct GetPositionY()?
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Help! How to get correct GetPositionY()?

I've always been a bit confused about the low level details of the navigation functions. They were written by a friend a while back. I'm hoping to be able to go over them in detail soon as we'll be using the same code on the new Spirit rover. If you can send me some actual code examples I'll try to ...