I saw the video of the 'real walle' and decided that I needed one!!
So last christmas I bought myself a Wall-E and a EzB kit. And as a newbie it took me months before I pulled Wall-E apart. It took me a while longer to order all my parts - cos I needed ALL of my parts before I began (did i mention i'm a newbie?! lols!)
In the last month I've tried to connect my board to my laptop (its only taken me 4 months to finally do it!) - I'm running Windows 7 with a bluetooth adapter. The board pairs with the laptop fine but when I start the program and press connect, it connects for like 2 seconds then a pop up windows comes up telling me its not connected and the small light goes back to blinking at me. *stress*
And I'm completely clueless... *help*
I've tried to rechargeable batteries first then loaded newly bought batteries. The BF then told me to use a power supply (only 2amp - have no idea if that's enough? - the fuse didn't blow so I assume that's good sign.).
I've tried two other computers/laptops and same results?
Any suggestions to what I'm doing wrong? (I thought this would be an easy project but I can't even get it connected *stress* )
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If yes did the firmware updater work ok?
If no then try updating it.
Then report back welcome to the forum btw. No doubt someone else will jump in with some other suggestions we are a very helpful community here.
So... I can't update the board cos it won't connect long enough to do anything... it won't connect at all (except for like 2 secs!). FYI, I get this error:
Attempting connection to COM5
Comm Err: The operation has timed out.
Connection Failed: System.Exception: Controller Not Responding
at EZ_B.EZB.Connect(String portName)
There's nothing connected to my board at all... no servos, nothing.
I've been trying to connect it to the program first before I start attaching things to it and I can't even seem to do that...
Any chance in the world that I have a dud board? *stress*
People with third party bluetooth software always experience connection issues. It's a bug in their software, so there is nothing we can do about it - other than tell you to uninstall.
You should have two COM ports detected. If you don't, then you do not have the native Microsoft Windows Bluetooth Stack. There is info about it in the Tutorial section under Adding Bluetooth.
Okidey- have tried to have something connected but no luck. The BT light stays on for 4 seconds instead of two seconds - not that it helps?
I have 2 computers... the 2 computers has windows 7... One of the computers I have not formatted for a long time!! maybe 2 years...... and when I try to connect my Ez-Board... I can pair the Ez-Board with the computer... but I can not connect the Ez-Board with ARC... Is because something is wrong with windows...
But I have my new netbook.... Acer Aspire one 722 (The same that Dj jaja) and Ez-Board works Perfectly!!! With out problems!! and with a generic Bluetooth!!
It may help - let us know the result
So I watched the diagnostics video and in your video you say check the second pin in if you have a 6 pin board... and check the first pin if its a 4 pin board. I have a 4 pin board - can i assume I'm checking the first pin from the bottom if my board if its in the same position as yours??
I ask this cos i get nothing if I touch this first one... but I get something if I touch the top one/last one on the other end?
And if I do the sixth pin test then it does connect up to the next pin from the top though.
And edison2, I have formatted my laptop and the other laptop was running Linux so I had to do a new windows install on that just to try to connect my board up! Hmms.. maybe this is a new excuse to get a new acer laptop... I'm sure the hubby wouldn't notice a dent on his c/c.
watched and followed diagnostic vid and got same results as DJ
but still can't get things going,
i'm tryed on an xp pc and 7 laptop.
would a new bt dongle be advised ?
As DJ says there should also be no shorts to any of the other pins on the BT board
The pins are all going to be the same, but some won't be soldered, some will, and some have an adapter.
@winstn60 i removed your photo because it was for the prototype 3, which there are only 5 of and were never sold.
We have no problem warrantying unused boards Most of the boards we receive are not damaged, and it's an issue on the host computer. As Princess says, her computer is a new install - so perhaps the EZ-B is damaged. The boards go through a complete test before shipping, but sometimes vibratations or static during the shipping process can effect something.
So check for shorts. If there are no shorts, all the power lights flash normally, the bluetooth stack is Microsoft Windows, and you are not running in a Virtual Machine, then we'll need to replace the EZ-B
my bt module dosn't sit fermly it wobbles could that affect conectivety
@bborastero My BT module is stuck very securely to the main IC with double sided tape and doesn't have a plastic sleeve if it wobbles it definitely won't help
If you're receiving lots of trouble with the connection, feel free to send it to me. I'll take a look and verify everything is in order
i'm waiting for a new chip from Amy if no luck i'll ask her for details.