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Has Anyone Used The Compass - Looks Cool But Need Help

We are trying to get Bob to navigate a certain compass direction. Has anyone tried it - if so could you share how you did it.


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Canada
#1  
Do you have a compass module?
#2  
I have used the SURE compass and it works fine. Just select from the Add Control menu under I2C. Of course you have to have a I2C compass. Mine works great!
Australia
#3  
Sorry MovieMaker but have no idea. What do you mean by compass module and SURE compass ? I'm guessing we need some kind of hardware to plug into the EZ-B.
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#4  
Every control has a question mark next to the close X button. If you press it, you will receive assistance
#5  
Yes, a while back there was a sale on ebay for the sure compass. Just look it up and make sure it has a I2c interface. On the board at the end of the row of ports you will see a label I2C. You have to solder four wires to the pc board and insulate them so they don't short anything out. They MUST be less than 2" Long. I soldered one end of a single stranded wire to each of the connections. Then I simply plugged the appropriate wire into the appropriate jack. I believe that D.J. May have a tutorial on it. Anyway, once I turned it on, it automatically hooked everything up software wise.

Good Luck!

OH! I forgot to mention: There are script functions that you can use. Look at the script manual and you will see something like: compassmove(10 degrees North) or something like that. I have not tried to navigate with the compass.
Australia
#6  
Thanks MovieMaker. I'll see if Richie can get me one. Thanks DJ, we never thought of using the question mark..these are little things that get missed - it's a great help.