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Hi guys I have an ez-b v3 how do I connect it to a Windows 8 pc
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Before you can connect to ARC you must pair the ezb3 with your PC (laptop).... To do this, turn on your EZB3 then open the Bluetooth control in Windows 8, search for new Bluetooth devices. Once Windows finds your EZB you'll be asked to pair your EZB with Windows. You'll enter the pairing code 1234 then save.
Open ARC and in the connection dialogue there will be a drop down box, select the new port given by windows to your newly paired EZB...there will be usually 2 new ports created, select the lower port number...for instance if you see ports 3 and 4 select 3. If you have more than 2 ports you'll need to experiment to see which one might connect. Bare in mind you might have to cycle the power on your EZB every time you check a new port for a connection....
Hope you get it working....
1. Go to the desktop
2. Right click on the bluetooth icon in the tray by the clock
3. Select Add a Device
4. Power up the EZ-B
5. Select the EZ-B from the list of detected devices. It may be named Linvor if it hasn't connected before.
6. Click Next and follow all on screen prompts
7. Enter the pin code of 1234 when prompted
8. The EZ-B should be paired with the PC
9. Open ARC
10. Select the correct COM port from the list in the connection control (top left of the ARC desktop
11. Click connect
Your EZ-B should then be connected to ARC.
If there are any errors ARC will tell you.
If the EZ-B currently doesn't have the latest firmware you will need to upgrade the firmware.
Both the pairing method and updating the firmware process are covered by this tutorial I wrote. It is complete with screenshots to aid you however was written over a year ago and therefore the screens may be a little different now, the firmware certainly is.
The method for Windows 8 is no different to Windows 7 if you use the desktop as described above. Windows 8 desktop is pretty much the same as Windows 7 desktop with the obvious exception of the start button/start screen.
Refer to page 6 of the technical manual;
The pairing code is 1234 as D.J. says in the EZ Robot tutorial.
I would try the EZB only without any servo connections until you are paired and connected.
Make sure you have strong batteries and have the EZB close to your windows machine while you pair.
There are many great people that will continue to try helping you.
Keep trying when you are able to.
Not sure if the full windows tablet shows the same but I think it does.
1. If you have the Bluetooth devices button click it and then click "Add device".
2. Something like this should come up. Click "pc and devices".
2-continued. Click the "Bluetooth tab".
3. Make sure the ez-b is on, and the red Bluetooth light is flashing and the blue light is pulsing.
4. Your screen should look like this. If the ez-b is on it should pop up in the device list with the words "Ready to pair" under the name. click it and when it prompts you for a code, type 1234.
It should now install stuff for the board automatically.
5.When it finishes, go to ARC and choose a com port available. One wont work. One will work. It might say you need to install new firmware. If it does ask.
Does your EZB board still power up after you heard a popping noise?
You mentioned in post #11 "On my windows tablet on bluetooth it shows the ez-b but there is no button that says connect the only button there is forget item "
and on post #18 "It won't connect all it shows is ez-robot(not connected) and remove divice".
The actual connect button is on the top left of the ARC software that you will open after pairing, not on the windows bluetooth page that shows "remove device".
Today I installed an additional EZB3 on my windows 8.1
After it found the new device, it paired after I gave it the 1234 code, but it did not list the comm ports. I loaded ARC software, clicked on the box next to the CONNECT button (top left), that showed me the possible comm ports.
The error box area will give clues on what is happening. After I attempted connection on the correct port, I was prompted to update FIRMARE.
I closed ARC, found Program files (86) on my hard drive, EZ Robot, EZ Robot Firmaware Update. Loaded Firmware update, typed in the same comm port that I used above, connected, updated, and recycled power. I would watch the EZ Robot tutorials again then give it another go.