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by Kevin
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Digging the power features!
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Digging the power features!

Hey guys. Yea there are lots of these little tricks in that PIC. You can also set a comparator to trigger at certain voltage levels and flip a pin. Still need to document this but it's all there. The default values in the PIC are as follows: volatile unsigned int voltageWarning = 3450 ; //Low voltag...
by Kevin
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Quick Update - Working on Pi Code Today!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1986

Re: Quick Update - Working on Pi Code Today!!

Hey everyone.... another quick update here.... If you're a novice then skip over this. For the more advanced users that are eager to get started, here's the plan. I'm still working this today and plan to continue tomorrow. Now that I've got my head back around it, I'm going to at least get to where ...
by Kevin
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Quick Update - Working on Pi Code Today!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1986

Re: Quick Update - Working on Pi Code Today!!

Thanks to you and the others for your offers to help. I really appreciate it. I do have a git hub but each time I try to sync to it, it's a massive hassle. There's just nothing easy about it. I eventually get it figured out but it takes a while and a lot of frustration. Just the aspect of pushing ou...
by Kevin
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: Quick Update - Working on Pi Code Today!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1986

Quick Update - Working on Pi Code Today!!

Hello everyone!! Sorry to be missing for a while there. We got all the units shipped and there were some other things in life I couldn't put off any longer. I'm back in it today. I'll be going through the Pi code and hopefully getting something posted today or tomorrow at the latest. It's been a lon...
by Kevin
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: How to.... interface the RPi with spirit board
Replies: 12
Views: 2284

Re: How to.... interface the RPi with spirit board

The Pi's I2C hardware has some bugs. This is apparently related to the chip used on the Pi and it caused all kinds of problems and hassles getting things to work correctly. For most of the Pi to Pic I2C communications, we need to add a slight delay (I think it's a few microseconds if I remember corr...
by Kevin
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: How to.... interface the RPi with spirit board
Replies: 12
Views: 2284

Re: How to.... interface the RPi with spirit board

As soon as we finish shipping I'll have a proper guide with a library for the Pi so everyone can start to really play with this. Thanks for sharing!!

-Kevin
by Kevin
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Ringo Basics
Topic: Upload Error
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: Upload Error

Glad you got it working. :) We didn't make the unit turn on automatically as sometimes someone may want to just let it charge over night without the program constantly running. It makes it charge faster as well.

Thanks!
-Kevin
by Kevin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Wink Basics
Topic: Cannot see USB port
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: Cannot see USB port

Hello astrodad78- I think it's possible you have the wrong version of the FTDI driver. I'm going from memory here, but I don't think I've ever heard of D2xxHelper, and I don't recall reading an installation guide from them. This is the link where I believe (at least as of recently) you could get the...
by Kevin
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Spirit Technical Discussion
Topic: PI LED on Spirit board is off
Replies: 2
Views: 708

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: 1321

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...