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by TomTheWhittler
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: When will we have all the spec , docs and soft ??
Replies: 13
Views: 1460

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

Kevin, Apparently RPI-3 killing SD cards is not new or uncommon. A lot of complaints if you search. Here is just one on the raspberry pi forum. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=140845 Not sure it is related to the I/O lines.. Maybe it is just my Pi. I got another Pi 3 to try someti...
by TomTheWhittler
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: When will we have all the spec , docs and soft ??
Replies: 13
Views: 1460

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

I will have to agree that this project has not turned out as expected. By this time I was hoping to be driving around the little Rover all around my house from work while streaming video. At least the Kickstarter seemed to indicate that possibility which was why I shelled out for a complete unit. I ...
by TomTheWhittler
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Just like the real Spirit Rover.
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Just like the real Spirit Rover.

Just in case anyone else is having a problem with the Raspberry Pi killing SD cards I ran across this post about how to Hack the Pi to keep from writing to the SD to corrupt it by actually making a physical hardware mod on the Pi board. http://therandomlab.blogspot.com/2014/04/how-i-solved-my-sd-car...
by TomTheWhittler
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Just like the real Spirit Rover.
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Just like the real Spirit Rover.

Update. Apparently RPI-3 killing SD cards is not new or uncommon. A lot of complaints. here is just one on the raspberrypi forum. https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=140845 I was at the discount store and picked up a cheap 16gb SD for $7.00. Thought I would try my RPI-3 again. This ch...
by TomTheWhittler
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Just like the real Spirit Rover.
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Just like the real Spirit Rover.

Most likely you shorted something on the Pi. You can very easily do this if you did not place plastic washers under the raguidno or between the camera and the metal bracket. if all else is good then it doesn't make sense. Is the arduino working fine on its own? The rover is able to run its demo cod...
by TomTheWhittler
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Just like the real Spirit Rover.
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Just like the real Spirit Rover.

Just like the real Spirit Rover on Mars mine has died. It started by apparently running some bad pixel code. The Rover started to act funny. Upon reboot my RPI-3 would boot to four raspberries. No problem I will burn it some new brains as I had a second 64gb SD card. Fifteen minutes later new brains...
by TomTheWhittler
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Cloud robotics demo code (now with actual code and links to BBC and FT)
Replies: 49
Views: 4143

Re: Cloud robotics demo code (now with actual code!!)

ok since you definitely have pi3, i advise you do not use any of the pixel functions. Especially the navlights.py Every time i start navlights.py on the pi3 it corrupts the file system. There seems to be a conflict between the supplied python libraries for pixels and the way the pi3 accesses the sd...
by TomTheWhittler
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Cloud robotics demo code (now with actual code and links to BBC and FT)
Replies: 49
Views: 4143

Re: Cloud robotics demo code (now with actual code!!)

Found out I fat fingered the IP address. Fixed that and ran the python script. It did a constant stream of "write error" for the output. Closed the window and then the Raspberry Pi 3 started to act funny. Select shutdown and reboot. Came back with 4 Raspberry's on the top and then it just ...
by TomTheWhittler
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Cloud robotics demo code (now with actual code and links to BBC and FT)
Replies: 49
Views: 4143

Re: Cloud robotics demo code (now with actual code!!)

I tried the demo. Got : _pi $ python clouddemo.py Error on Write Error on Write Traceback (most recent call last): File "clouddemo.py", line 21, in <module> sock.bind(rover_addr) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/socket.py", line 228, in meth return getattr(self._sock,name)(*args) socket....
by TomTheWhittler
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Cloud robotics demo code (now with actual code and links to BBC and FT)
Replies: 49
Views: 4143

Re: Cloud robotics demo code (now with actual code!!)

did you also install the software for the pixels as mentioned in the guide? without it, you cannot communicate with the pixels daemon and it seems you are missing that daemon. Thank you. Forgot that. That is working. Volts is working. Servo_shake head does shake the head then returns 'write error'....