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Here's a quick video I made to show some of the parts I got yesterday. I will get into more detail later on in this same thread, which is why I'm labeling this a tutorial, as I will be doing tutorials on certain things in this thread.
Here's the quick look!
More to come!
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Anyways here's the clip and play servos and mini servo.
The enable pins are tied to +5V with removable shunts. This means that both the internal H-Bridges inside the L298 chip are fully ON by default. The nice thing about these shunts is that they can quickly be popped off if you'd like to have variable speed control over the H-bridges. The extra two jumper wires can then be used to connect the enable lines to the EZ-B to do the speed control.
It's all plug and play no hacking required
Just to note: the switch doesn't really protect anything it just allows the user to use an external 5V regulator to power the L298 logic circuit (OFF position) or use the on-board 5V regulator (ON position). The L298 needs 5V to active it's logic circuits so I find that the easiest thing to do is leave the switch ON and use the on-board regulator. 2 things to remember: when the switch is ON the 5V terminal position is a 5V output and when the switch is OFF your supplied external 5V needs to share the same Ground reference as the main voltage supply (Grounds need to be tied together somewhere)
Hope that helps
Here's my next video regarding the camera!
Second latency which bugs me but it doesn't mess the robot up by my guess.
Hacking videos to come soon.
Here's a video on how I hacked my power base.
Figured I'd jump in and clarify that the Barrel jack is a standard 2.1mm size. It's a popular size in hobby electronics.