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Unreliable remote

Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 8:18 am
by davek

just got Ringo working for my son for Crimbo. However, the remote seems to be really unreliable and hit and miss, tried changing the battery, but still the same problem. It kind of works for a couple of pushes then stops working for about 10 seconds then starts again, I only appear to get one valid push of the button in between non working pushes. Anyone experience the same problem?



Re: Unreliable remote

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:38 am
by Kevin
Hello davek,

We've just posted yesterday and update to the Pre-Loaded behaviors and also the Base Sketch which significantly improves the remote functionality. Some units were really hit and miss and others worked fine. I finally tracked it down to the way the code was re-enabling interrupts when a packet was received. In theory the change I made shouldn't have had any real effect, though it did seem to make those robots much improved in reception.

Here's the link to the Kickstarter update we posted with the new links: ... ts/1453953

Try loading up these new behaviors and read over the notes in the update. I think you'll find it much more responsive. Let me know how it goes.


Re: Unreliable remote

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:06 pm
by davek
Hi Kevin,

many thanks for the reply and the code tweak. That did the trick :)

Thanks again.