Ringo Basics - Read Me First!

Ringo setup, hardware, basic programming. User to user support.
Kevin
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Ringo Basics - Read Me First!

Postby Kevin » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:53 pm

Hello everyone! This is the topic to discuss all the basics of Ringo. This may be hardware, support issues, basics of using code, etc. Please attempt to search for existing topics before posting new ones.

Feel free to introduce yourself and get antiquated with the other members of the PG community. We look forward to getting to know you!

Cheers!
-Kevin

michael
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Re: Ringo Basics - Read Me First!

Postby michael » Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:36 pm

Hi Kevin,
Ringo looks amazing, I only just discovered the project today. Can you give any hint of the retail price? I couldn't see it on the website anywhere,
Thanks
Michael

Kevin
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Re: Ringo Basics - Read Me First!

Postby Kevin » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:19 am

Hey Michael,

We'll have Ringo available via an online store later this week. They will be $89 for the Ringo robot, programmer, programming cable, and remote control. Keep an eye on www.plumgeek.com for the store to go up. We'll also announce on Facebook and Twitter @plumgeek

Thanks!
-Kevin

qmracer01
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Re: Ringo Basics - Read Me First!

Postby qmracer01 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:47 pm

What cable is used to connect to the programmer with the computer?

PeteM
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Re: Ringo Basics - Read Me First!

Postby PeteM » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:51 pm

The Plum Geek Programmer uses a Mini USB connector so you will need a USB to Mini USB cable to connect it to your computer.

Pete

michael
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Re: Ringo Basics - Read Me First!

Postby michael » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:56 pm

Hey Kevin,
That's even cheaper than I was expecting :)
I can't help but comment, it's Tuesday 11th August, 17:55 GMT and I'm unable to give you my hard earned money! what's going on?
Michael

Kevin
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Re: Ringo Basics - Read Me First!

Postby Kevin » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:26 am

Hey Michael & Others....

Augh!! :? We're still waiting for the credit card processor to finish " reviewing" the store. I don't have a firm date but I'm expecting it will be this week sometime. We're trying to hurry the process along as quickly as possible.

Thanks,
-Kevin

pixiepurls
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Re: Ringo Basics - Read Me First!

Postby pixiepurls » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:57 pm

Okay so I opened and uploaded the behavior examples, I followed the guide for everything to get to that point etc. I uploaded it, it said it filled up the ringo 70% or something like that when I sent the code to it but the remote doesnt seem to function like a remote like I thought it would. I only uploaded the main behavior file, i didn't click upload on any of those sub-files as it didn't seem like I should. Well tried and it errored out so I re-uploaded the main file and it seemed like it worked. I have front-end CSS/HTML5 experience but nothing like this so is there something I can go read that will help me understand the very basics of this in relation to arduino and how it all works? The code is commented very well it seems like the bot should move left and right with the remote but it doesn't. I know something changed because it doesnt go crazy when I turn it on now like it did when I first got it in the "blank" state (which i assume did have something on it to make it do that).

- pixie

jules
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Re: Ringo Basics - Read Me First!

Postby jules » Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:40 am

Hi
The documentation nicely points out where to place the Ringo library files. "Copy the three folders included in this zip file into your Arduino/libraries folder."
However, where do I place the Ringo preloaded behavior sketch or the base sketch in the Arduino folder scheme. Thanks.

>>>>>>>I figured it out. So if you are a Newbee like me, please see my Sept 9 post on next page for details on How to Upload the Sketch.
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jaults
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Re: Ringo Basics - Read Me First!

Postby jaults » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:47 pm

pixiepurls wrote:Okay so I opened and uploaded the behavior examples, I followed the guide for everything to get to that point etc. I uploaded it, it said it filled up the ringo 70% or something like that when I sent the code to it but the remote doesnt seem to function like a remote like I thought it would. I only uploaded the main behavior file, i didn't click upload on any of those sub-files as it didn't seem like I should. Well tried and it errored out so I re-uploaded the main file and it seemed like it worked. I have front-end CSS/HTML5 experience but nothing like this so is there something I can go read that will help me understand the very basics of this in relation to arduino and how it all works? The code is commented very well it seems like the bot should move left and right with the remote but it doesn't. I know something changed because it doesnt go crazy when I turn it on now like it did when I first got it in the "blank" state (which i assume did have something on it to make it do that).

- pixie

For you to drive Ringo around with the remote, you need to activate the behavior first. The main program is an infinite loop waiting for input from the remote (if(IsIRDone())), and until Ringo receives a command to start up one of the behaviors, he'll just wait. If you hit the "1" key on the remote, Ringo should respond with a beep and his top light will blink on and off (PlayAck()), which means that it got the command from the remote, and has now entered the DriveWithRemote behavior. If you look at that code, it is also essentially an infinite loop, waiting for more input from the remote. Now, you can drive Ringo around with the arrow keys, change his eyes with A, B and X, etc.


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