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Galapagos Bot

Hello, I just got my Galapagos Bot and I believe I have a minor issue. I am able to communicate with it and see the video feed and all that but I can not send the movement commands. This may be an error on my part so any advice would be nice. Also at start up when all servos move I have one of the 8 that is unresponsive, I have hooked it into other ports and still no movement, please advise. Thank you.


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Im working with Nomad right now to fix the script issue he has. If nobody else helps when I complete that, I would be happy to help you out.


Thanks guys, I'm new to this so let me know when you're done with the script, that may be my movement issue.


Yep Richard, I connected through WiFi and can see my video feed fine so I know that's working as well as seeing the audio being picked up, just the movement commands are not sending through.


When you put your robot together, did you plug the servo motors into the ports that were specified in the build screens?


also, make sure that when you plug them in that the black cable is connected to the black pin on the EZ-B.


Looks like you solved the problem David.... No sure how, but great job dude... LOL

@atomsk The camera will work without your ezb being connected so that's why I asked... :)


I followed the build guild and hot the dead servo, so moved around just the one to make sure it wasn't a dead port, still no movement so put it back in place after to keep the servo map correct


Also yes black to black


cool, okay, so when you click connect in ARC for your EZ-B, does the EZ-B say anything or make a sound?


Yea I get the connection sound, I didn't know the cam would show unconnected. Also I didn't realize I marked the question as solved lol, that's what I get for doing this on my cell. It has me disconnect from the internet on my laptop to connect to the Bot through WiFi so may have to hook Ethernet up to work on it.


Okay, what I would do first is to join the robot to your wifi network so that you can use your network and your robot at the same time from the same PC.

While this doesnt fix your problem, it will help you some

Lets start with that.


Hey David... Let me know if you ever decide to head to EZ Robot..... I just might be able to fly out and meet you there... Anyway, back on topic....

@atomsk If you open a new script and type in the following and run it, what happens?

SayEZB("I am a robot")


I am looking at heading up sometime at the end of August or September. The funny thing is that I have been trying to coordinate mine and others schedules with DJ. I would love to see you there. It would be a Friday night/Saturday time frame. I will let you know when that happens.


Thanks guys, just got home from the winery so I'll give all these tips a try and post results. I appreciate the community on this site, so helpful to the noob ?? mike~


We were all noobs. Once the device is on the wifi network, we can then communicate and do things with the robot without having to disconnect. It will make things a bit easier for you to diagnose.



pics and video are the most helpfull.


So when looking into connecting it into client mode I noticed a thread on avast interfering with EZ-B. so after I disabled the beast for the moment all commands worked perfect and looks like that servo I had worries about is moving swimmingly. Thank you all for the help, you guys are great!


Awesome. I'm glad that it is working for you! Have fun and thanks for posting that you got it figured out.


No worries, I linked a video of him doing the basic 4 leg dance while playing the terminator's part in the new Epic Rap Battles song (group from YouTube).