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Offline shawn_gumbyTopic starter

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Problems with my stampy clone
« on: January 26, 2012, 09:07:00 PM »
Hello everyone. I started my original $50 robot like 5 yrs ago. had a small accident with a razor blade cutting hot glue off the plexiglass of "sparky" and 2 surgeries later i kinda lost intrest. well i decided to try again recently and im having a problem with the stampy program. when my usb is plugged in from my computer everything works great. But as soon as i unplug it my turret goes to "180" (far right) and "Sparky 2.0" just spins in circles and my IR sensor won't detect anything. I copied and pasted the code exactly as it is and only thing i changed was the pin numbers. Im using 2 continuous servos for wheels and a normal servo for turret an an arduino uno processor. Any idias ?

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Re: Problems with my stampy clone
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 11:16:06 PM »
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when my usb is plugged in from my computer everything works great. But as soon as i unplug it my turret goes to "180" (far right) and "Sparky 2.0" just spins in circles and my IR sensor won't detect anything.
hmmmm it sounds like a power/grounding issue. Check your ground and power wires when the USB is plugged in, and then compare those multimeter readings to when the USB is removed.

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Re: Problems with my stampy clone
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 07:52:53 PM »
It actually turned out to be a dead 9v battery. haha

 


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