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Discuss or troubleshoot any of Lynxmotion's electronics (servo controllers, microcontrollers & more)

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As many of you can probably tell, I have been having a lot of fun with the Teensy 3.1 boards. http://www.pjrc.com/teensy/index.html Now that I have two different Carrier board designs, I am trying out...

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2014-07-23 18:42 by kurte
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Hello, I bought some tri-color LED light strips from RadioShack that were designed for use with the Arduino. But my project utilize software I wrote to work via an RS232 Port. And to use the Arduino, ...

2014-07-21 20:49 by XD005
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I've been thinking about this a lot, as I get more into working with the Teensy 3.1. One feature that would be very useful to have are Arduino R3 shield headers that can handle either 3.3v or 5v shiel...

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2014-07-16 14:05 by kurte
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When I download a new program on the ARC-32 board, the servos I have plugged in will start moving back and forth rapidly. They will then stop while the program downloads. Then the servos will move bac...

2014-07-02 12:59 by jarcand
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Gentlemen, I have a hexapod with the following setup. Botboarduino + SSC-32 + Wireless PS2. I verified all servos were operating properly with SSC-32 Sequencer. I programmed the Botboarduino using Bot...

2014-06-25 19:03 by jarcand
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I just got a new ARC-32 board and I have installed Basic Micro Studio 2.0.0.18 along with the necessary drivers. I have no problem connecting the board and loading programs onto it. I also have two Hi...

2014-06-24 09:48 by kurte
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Hello, I've been trying for some time to get SD shields to work on the Botboarduino. I think that I can now say with some certainty that there is a problem when using SD shields on a Botboarduino wi...

2014-06-12 14:22 by jarcand
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What model and make would that be. I have ordered many servos and they are too small, too large, or continue motion instead of 180 degrees. Thanks,...

2014-06-09 09:44 by CBenson
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Looking for a method to measure distance. Need to measure the distance from 75 to about 600 feet. Thinking about using a couple sets of the cheap RF modules. Put a rec. and tran. together at each...

2014-06-09 09:09 by CBenson
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Hello, I'm trying to move two servos at different speeds, but it appears they're moving to the lowest speed setting in the command string. Assume that both servos' starting position is 1000, and bot...

2014-06-06 16:11 by msunardi
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morning, some years ago I made a remake of apod :http://www.robotshop.com/forum/a-pod-remake-t6929 with the remote control: (modified code for sparkfun lcd is here http://www.robotshop.com/forum/di...

2014-06-04 13:17 by RoboticAl
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For the Crazy2Fly quadcopter, can I successfully use Spektrum DX5e 5ch Radio as a controller? Or would the Hitec 7Ch RC Radio be compatible and allow me more options in the future? Any other controll...

2014-06-04 08:15 by DiaLFonZo
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Hey all, Having a bit of a problem. Using basic micro studio and programing an ARC32. I want to be able to go to a specified label depending on one of 20 strings. For instance I receive a 6 charact...

2014-05-26 15:01 by kurte
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My brother successfully uses the following configuration in the Phoenix hexapod : SSC32+Bot Board II+Atom Pro 28M+controller wireless PS2. I would like to use this configuration: SSC32+Botboarduino...

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2014-05-15 22:08 by docpkrdude
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hi, I was a happy owner of a ssc32 v.2, then burned the microcontroller atmega 168 and now I cry because I asked robotitaly the parts and do not answer my e-mails, please tell me where I can find the ...

2014-05-09 15:10 by jarcand
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Normally I don't push products, but thought some up here may be interested in the new family of logic analyzers that Saleae (https://www.saleae.com/) is introducing. In addition to digital input, they...

2014-04-29 11:24 by linuxguy
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I thought it might be nice to have a thread where we can just discuss microcontrollers and embedded boards, in general. I'll start it out here! :D I also just feel like writing today. :) I'm currentl...

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2014-04-24 19:35 by kurte
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I backed the LIDAR-Lite project on Dragon Innovation . It's now been fully funded, and then some. I should be getting two of these optical distance sensors sometime around July! :) I'm very excited...

2014-04-23 12:47 by linuxguy
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Hi, After I made a two days research on this forum I finally decided to ask questions. I programmed the EEPROM of SSC-32 using EEW and EER commands. I can read it correctly. I use the latest firmwar...

2014-04-17 11:18 by jarcand
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Hi I just ordered the Lynxmotion Quadrapod SQ3F Flowbotics Studio. I am curious though if it is possible to program this version of the quadrapod directly with Arduino as well, is this possible? As ...

2014-04-08 16:07 by jarcand
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Hi, This is my first post and my first project with the ssc32, so sorry in advance if I miss anything out. I've been creating a biped robot using the ssc32. I've been adding another voltage regulat...

2014-04-07 11:19 by lukealderton
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Ok so i'm in my last year of high school in industrial technology and my team has a project which is to configure an RC car to attach an Android phone as an IP camera, driven using an android tablet w...

2014-04-01 19:03 by zoomkat
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Hello, I am probably doing something wrong but I don't see any pulses on a SSC-32 board I bought long time ago, but using them only today. I apply 6V on VS1 and have VS=VL jumper installed. When I se...

2014-04-01 13:02 by Colonel Moutarde
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As noted in a few threads, Lynxmotion recently released a new version of the PS2 controller (V3), which appears to have some issues with some of our programs on the BotBoarduino. For some this appear...

2014-03-31 18:33 by jarcand
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when I turn on my hexapod, it moves the servos brutally / faster. I wish at this stage were moving slowly. how can I do this? in this video you can see the "problem" https://www.youtube.co...

2014-03-31 02:39 by galaxy76
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As noted in a few threads, Lynxmotion recently released a new version of the PS2 controller (V3), which is not working with programs on the Basic Atom Pros such as the BAP28. Yesterday I received one...

2014-03-29 12:02 by kurte
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SSC-32 Firmware - DS Edition Features: - Direct drive architecture - Ultra fast binary protocol - User selectable LED mode - Configurable input mode - Input support for analog, digital, latc...

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2014-03-28 15:05 by jarcand
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i have this problem. my configuration is: windows 7 32bit bot board 2 atom pro 28...

2014-03-28 11:15 by galaxy76
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Hi dudes I'm building an animatronic worm, i want him to sing, blink and move his eye brows so i need 3 servos, i'm completely new to the animatronic side of things, usually i'm just sculpt and mold,...

2014-03-26 15:14 by CBenson
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I'm having trouble finding the atom pro28, I would like to know if today is the best atom pro28 or botboarduino?...

2014-03-16 18:59 by zoomkat
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Hey guys. I've shorted some pins on one of my SSC-32s by accident and ATmega168 burned out. The board itself is still OK and all channels are working since I've tested it with an older ATmega8 with v1...

2014-03-13 11:42 by jarcand
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Hey guys/gals, I just bought a BRAT and was at first a little annoyed by the lack of information on the Bluetooth dongle that came with it. It is made by Cambridge Radio and took me a lot of time and...

2014-03-10 20:14 by webtop
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Hello, im kind of new to botboarduino and i have been working on a project involving the Adafruit motorshield V2, Botboarduino, 2 DC motors and the PS2 robot controller (v2). For some reason when i ru...

2014-03-08 13:32 by haile33
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I was wondering if anyone has seen, or know of anyone that has made their own, an Operator Control Unit (like they have for Tactical robots)? I'm really interested in reading/seeing what makes those ...

2014-03-07 04:42 by zoomkat
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I wrote the following code to see how easy it is to use the seuences stored on the EEPROM on the SSC-32 but it' very inconsistent . Any thoughts? void setup( ) { Serial.begin(38400); } void loop(...

2014-03-06 19:11 by jarcand
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Hello, iam new to botboarduino and arduino and i have some basic understanding questions to the pins of the botboarduino. this image http://www.lynxmotion.com/images/assembly/bbu/bbduinom02.gif alre...

2014-03-03 12:53 by Julian93
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I'm in need of some major help. I've got a BotBoarduino robot controller, PS2 controller V3, Sabortooth 2x5 RC, two servos and two motors. I've constructed a skid steerer for my son and i haven't the ...

2014-03-02 20:49 by kurte
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is it possible to switch between R/C and autonomous without having to take the bot apart...

2014-03-01 18:20 by Madbuilder
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Hi everyone I need some clarification on putting my lynxmotion PS2 receiver on the botboarduino. on the how to guide there is a problem, the literature has the following setup Pin 6 DAT , PWR, GND P...

2014-02-27 12:59 by acclaim
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Not sure if anyone will be interested in this or not. But a little while ago, I finally got my hands on an Arduino Due. And I thought I would now use it as an interruption to my other interruptions....

2014-02-25 12:58 by kurte
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hi my friends, i have some questions about ssc32 commands. how to increment data pulse to ssc32, in this case are the résult of a équation (ie inverse kinématics), i work with a basic stamp but a t...

2014-02-22 04:28 by fred1456
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Im going to be running a project shortly and id like to get some info on the BBarduino. ill be looking to connect 12 servos and 1 IR sensor to the board. The information i need to about the pin conn...

2014-02-21 09:43 by DiaLFonZo
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Being new to electronics I am trying to learn from the example in front of me, the SSC-32. As I look at the specs I understand the function of most the major components but the purpose of 74HC595MTC 8...

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2014-02-18 16:07 by KM6VV
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he I'm kinda new to robotics and I'm building a robot which i will use 12 servo motor (FS5113M) I cant find anywhere the current needed by each servo so I can't determine the battery I need ,,, for th...

2014-02-17 14:10 by CBenson
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I have my basic AL5D robotic arm working, and now I want to add sensors. A beginner question... The sharp IR range sensor comes with a 3-wire cable with three pins. The SSC board has a block of anal...

2014-02-16 14:05 by njkyle
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Back in October there were two new Arduino boards that were announced. The one that I am most interested in is the Arduino Tre as it is based on the BeagleBone Black plus an Atmega32u(2 or 4). As I al...

2014-02-11 17:19 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi, I am very new to SSC32 and am trying to use it to control a DC servo motor, RMCS-2251 from Rhino. I was not familiar with this "servo motor" at first, however, I essentially have to sen...

2014-02-11 16:32 by jarcand
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I've a small doubt regarding the choice of Charger for NiMH battery. I was previously using Lynxmotion Universal Smart Charger, but recently it broke and is not working. Can I use 6V 1300mAH NimH char...

2014-02-10 13:18 by CBenson
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Quick thoughts here, 1) Linux based systems are nice for power users, but have also major issues, like there is a much larger learning curve to get stuff up and running, versus a simple arduino envir...

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2014-02-06 18:39 by kurte
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I watch certain threads of discussion closely here, particularly those about Arduino, ARM, Linux, and boards that have any combination of these features. I've been seeing, and participating in, discus...

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