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Help please - my head hurts!
« on: August 08, 2010, 09:44:17 AM »
Hello all.
Firstly please excuse my ignorance in all thinks electronic and programming, and have patience with me while I learn.
I've built my version of John's Photovore, and have installed the Axon II.
I managed to compile, using the tutorial, the photovore example code with AVRStudio sucessfully.
I have managed to upload the hex file to the Axon using fboot.
I have not connected the 2 photo sensors to the board, but have connected the 2 modified (continuous running) servos to pins L0 and H6 (?).
When I turn on the battery, the LED lights up, but nothing happens.
Do I have to modify the sample code to tell it which pins I have connected my servos to? (I'm assuming without the sensors fitted, both servos should run forwards).
Can anyone please point me in the right direction, or what to look for?

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Re: Help please - my head hurts!
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 11:11:05 PM »
I the only thing I can think of is batteries. Do a quick battery test and see if that helps.
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Re: Help please - my head hurts!
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 02:36:48 AM »
I the only thing I can think of is batteries. Do a quick battery test and see if that helps.

Thanks for the suggestion, Danno ;)
I have a 6v 3300Mah pack and it checks out at 6.37V, so that seems OK.

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Re: Help please - my head hurts!
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 03:52:58 AM »
OK.
I've actually got it running in the right direction now, by plugging the servos on to pins 2 and 14, so at least I know it runs in default.
Now I need to know where to plug in the 2 photoresistors, so I can test it properly.
Sorry if I am "a bit slow". (SD ::))

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Re: Help please - my head hurts!
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 06:02:22 AM »
YEAH!!!!

It actually works, and follows the light ;D

Took me a while to suss out that "a2d" in the code means Analogue to Digital :-[  Doh!

Will take a video and post elsewhere.
I am sooooooo chuffed :D

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Re: Help please - my head hurts!
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010, 10:59:25 AM »
Awesome! Your actually ahead of me.

I the only thing I can think of is batteries. Do a quick battery test and see if that helps.

Thanks for the suggestion, Danno ;)
Didn't get this at first :)
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Re: Help please - my head hurts!
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010, 01:11:18 PM »
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Thanks for the suggestion, Danno ;)

Didn't get this at first :)

TeeHee. Blast from the past, eh?

 


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