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by romamaker
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: [ Solved ] How to troubleshoot
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: How to troubleshoot

There's another topic about this too... see the topic "Buzzing Noise"
by romamaker
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Buzzing noise.
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Buzzing noise.

Edit: I see that in the process of my responding, Kevin already had, but I'll go ahead and leave my response here too. From what I understand, some buzzing from servos isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's basically constantly trying to hold its position. So if there's anything that could be causing a...
by romamaker
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Communication with Raspberry and Bluetooth
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: Communication with Raspberry and Bluetooth

Francois, Kevin (Spirit's creator) mentioned in another thread that he is hoping to have additional documentation, including details of the Arduino / RPi communication up soon. He's been concentrating on getting the remainder of the units shipped out to the backers. It shouldn't be too much longer n...
by romamaker
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: [ Solved ] How to troubleshoot
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: How to troubleshoot

Stefan, When you power up Spirit with the pre-loaded behaviors, it does beep and light up the eyes. Then it will sit there and not do anything, until you place you hand in front of the eyes. When the ultrasonic rangefinder senses something directly in front of it, it randomly performs one of several...
by romamaker
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Unable to Upload
Replies: 7
Views: 1404

Re: Unable to Upload

I understand. The only reason I was able to answer the question easily is because I went through the exact same struggle... I was initially trying to use the Uno too. I think it was when I was digging through the Ringo instructions is when I saw the Pro or Pro Mini.
by romamaker
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Unable to Upload
Replies: 7
Views: 1404

Re: Unable to Upload

Select the board "Arduino Pro or Pro Mini"
Then just below the board, set the processor to "ATMega328 (3.3V, 8MHz)"
Power on the unit, and then try your upload
by romamaker
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Unable to Upload
Replies: 7
Views: 1404

Re: Unable to Upload

Did you turn it on before uploading?
by romamaker
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Spirit built!
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Spirit built!

Unfortunately it's not quite that simple. The default behavior code that your seeing is loaded on the Arduino side. You will eventually need the Arduino IDE in order to write your code for the Arduino. You can go ahead and download and install the IDE from the Arduino website: https://www.arduino.cc...
by romamaker
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Hardware Mods
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Re: Hardware Mods

Decided to go with the back mount for the wireless charger. My plan is, once I have access to the software side, is to use the camera to get close to the charging "target". Once Spirit is close, she'll spin around, and back up to the target using the bottom line sensors as a guide. (The ch...
by romamaker
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Hardware Mods
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Re: Hardware Mods

So, after testing the induction coils to make sure they were working, I hooked them up to the rover for proof of concept. And wireless charging was a success! Now I just need to figure out how I want to mount the coils to the rover. Trying to decide between mounting on the bottom of the rover, or ma...