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by sil
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Code - Barrier detect
Replies: 7
Views: 5447

Re: Code - Barrier detect

Finally got around to cleaning up the code a little, no real improvements from original post. Randomly picks a turn direction, only uses one sensor but works well for a very simple example. Extract the attached zip archive into your Arduino installation, upload to your Wink robot (not Ringo), and it...
by sil
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Ringo/Wink confusion
Replies: 3
Views: 4047

Re: Ringo/Wink confusion

Please be aware that Kickstarter is not a retail store. So there are going to be teething problems as campaigners encounter problems in the long complicated process of taking an idea through to delivering a product to the consumer. Both Ringo and Wink are very new and unfortunately there have been s...
by sil
Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Does connecting connector wrong way break Wink ?
Replies: 6
Views: 5264

Re: Does connecting connector wrong way break Wink ?

on a side note, I often connect the pin cable to Ringo and Wink one row up (so only on the top row of pins). Poor eyesight, low light in room and doing it by touch is to blame on my part. I haven't had any problems with the bots as a result, so i would suggest its not something others should be too ...
by sil
Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Minor compilation warning work-around
Replies: 5
Views: 4942

Re: Minor compilation warning work-around

If nothing else its a learning point you can explain to the kids your process of troubleshooting and maybe have a printout close at hand for future warnings or errors that might come up related to your fix, if any. Its all part of learning experience :)
by sil
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Minor compilation warning work-around
Replies: 5
Views: 4942

Re: Minor compilation warning work-around

I can't confirm for the Wink I have installed: Wink_PreLoadedDemo_Rev01 Version 1.0 12/2015 Wink_BaseSketch_Rev01_02 Version 1.2 12/2015 and can't find irData in any files in those sketchbooks. However what you describe IS in the Ringo default behaviours rev 06 01 in the ringohrdware.h nclude: Ringo...
by sil
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Code - Barrier detect
Replies: 7
Views: 5447

Re: Code - Barrier detect

wclift Thanks for the input, I don't think I put enough effort into making my code more presentable, and I can appreciate pouncing on an obvious mistake and glad you did. Also glad you moved the random subject to a dedicated thread, randomness is a good way to get some character and behaviour into s...
by sil
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Code - Barrier detect
Replies: 7
Views: 5447

Re: Code - Barrier detect

like i said i spent a lot of time trying things my aim was to get 0 & 1 from random but the code i posted is not about using random and i wrote many things following tuorials to get a random sequence of any sort up to 10 and unless i picked up the wink the sequences all settled into returning a ...
by sil
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Code - Barrier detect
Replies: 7
Views: 5447

Re: Code - Barrier detect

thanks keep forgetting that one. Not used to using "==" in my scripting at work its just "=" . However it doesnt explain what i had been seeing and as i mentioned doesn't hinder the Wink behaviour, it still bounces around avoiding headon collisions. I spent a while just printing ...
by sil
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Code - Barrier detect
Replies: 7
Views: 5447

Code - Barrier detect

Had a bit of a play with barrier detection on my Wink. Here's my first attempt, not well written and havent got the random number generator picking both numbers instead of just one. Works well enough as it is though, I've been using a flat baking tray and Wink has been happily bouncing around on it ...
by sil
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:21 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Trying to update Wink for the IR feature
Replies: 4
Views: 4295

Re: Trying to update Wink for the IR feature

Rtfm helps but i think from the "problems" being posted there may be some things not clear enough in the wink documentation for people who didnt get the ringo either. Just a ripple for plumgeek to sort out, on the whole i think they've done a great job, the bots work and the lessons are cl...