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cweiss
Sep 15, 2019
In Basic Assembly and Setup
I've fixed the previous issue where I was not correctly using the serial console, but I'm still having issues with servo calibration. I ran the testServo app - Only servo 0 did anything - even though the serial output showed a long range of numbers, the stepper only ticks for 13 steps when the range of numbers crosses zero - when the first digit is 139.66 through -139.66 (inclusive). When run calibration from WriteInstinct, all of the servos move a few ticks then stop. I've measured 7.8v coming in from the batteries - Have the NyBoard set to V_S<->BATT. Should the testServo app work out-of-the-box with the v2 NyBoard and Kickstarter default servos?
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cweiss
Sep 14, 2019
In Basic Assembly and Setup
When I try to run the WriteInstinct.ino for first time setup, it only prompts me to reset the settings. I dont get any further prompts and cannot enter `c` to start calibration. The instructions are a bit dense, did I miss some other setup stage? More information: I'm running off of batteries - both yellow and blue lights are solid. I have tried with the jumper set to BATT-V_S and V+-V_S. I have checked that all servos are plugged in and the polarity is correct for a V2 board (brown lead against motherboard). I ran the ServoTest - Only servo 0 did anything - even though the serial output showed a long range of numbers, the stepper only ticked for 13 steps. Tried switching from ARD to PI (I do have a Pi, but will not add it until later) I've updated the first line in Instinct.h to indicate it's a v2 board: #define NyBoard_V0_2 This is the serial output (when prompted, I typed `Y` and pressed `send`) * Change the "V0_*" in "#define NyBoard_V0_1" in Instinct.h according to your NyBoard version! * OpenCat Writing Constants to EEPROM... Reset joint calibration? (Y/n) * Update Instincts? (Y/n) Won't overwrite Instincts on external I2C EEPROM! Saving skill info... I nstinct: bdI I nstinct: bkI I nstinct: bkLI I nstinct: bkRI I nstinct: crI I nstinct: crLI I nstinct: crRI I nstinct: lyI I nstinct: trI I nstinct: trLI I nstinct: trRI I nstinct: vtI I nstinct: wkI I nstinct: wkLI I nstinct: wkRI I nstinct: balanceI I nstinct: buttUpI I nstinct: calibI I nstinct: cd1I I nstinct: cd2I I nstinct: droppedI I nstinct: hiI I nstinct: hi2I I nstinct: liftedI I nstinct: peeI I nstinct: pee1I I nstinct: pu1I I nstinct: pu2I I nstinct: rc1I I nstinct: rc10I I nstinct: rc2I I nstinct: rc3I I nstinct: rc4I I nstinct: rc5I I nstinct: rc6I I nstinct: rc7I I nstinct: rc8I I nstinct: rc9I I nstinct: restI I nstinct: sitI I nstinct: sleepI I nstinct: strI I nstinct: zeroI *********** Notice! ********* Maximal storage of onboard EEPROM is 1024 bytes. Instinctive dictionary used 515 bytes (50.29 %)! ***************************** Finished! * Assigning 43 skill addresses... 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 Finished! That's it - no further interaction. The above is repeatable any time I reboot or reflash the board with WriteInstinct.ino
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cweiss
Sep 14, 2019
In Basic Assembly and Setup
I've discovered that if you solder headers onto D8/D9/D10/5v/GND on the Nyboard for future ' sonar' sensor use, the headers interfere with part of the body juuust enough that the mounting holes no longer align. I'll try and shave a bit off with a dremel. (yes, I know I'm missing the header on D8 in the pics below)
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cweiss
Jun 07, 2019
In Basic Assembly and Setup
I just got my kit today (huzzah!) I did not find any B screws in it though. So far, everything else seems to be there. The board with the shanks on it had tape, but I don't recall any blocks with the screws set in them. I just dove right in and started assembling, so I don't have any good pics of the raw pieces other than the attached. Also, small bit of feedback - the sanding block was just a little too inadequate to sand all the pieces down for me. Can I just roll with 220grit sandpaper? There is a green "2" written on one end of the priority mail box the kit came in. Order #826
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