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I see that your software needs at least windows 7, is also Mac compatible? Would love to start building with EZrobot.
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The boot camp makes the computer incredibly slow..
Oh, and virtual box is free
I suppose you could connect the Mac to the EZ-B address and then either NAT or Bridge on that network since the EZ-B will hand out multiple IP addresses, but then you lose Internet access on both the Mac and Virtual Machine while connected to the robot, so probably better to just put the robot on your network anyway.
The client mode let's your ezb connect to the existing network. Then, in the Windows VMware ARC, use the scan button on the connection control to find the ezb.
Note: some home router hardware may be old or dated and result in poor performance of the robot. If you find the robot falls over and jerks, the router in the home network may need to be updated. This is a very rare occurrence, but something worth noting.
I can connect via tablet and cellphone but if I try to put him into client mode from either he is unable to connect. Not sure why that would be when I did like the tutorial said and entered in the password and wifi network name. Only other thing I can think of is Comcast blows lol or I'm just not as techy as I thought.
My other question is if I'm at home using the ezb via my network should that get figured out, if I go outside of network the ezb will need to be reset to restore the wifi mode to my phone? Correct? So essentially there is no storage on the ezb to remember hence the communication to a laptop, phone, tablet, etc.?.
When entering them, be aware they are both case sensitive and make sure you are not entering a space after either the ssid or password because it is a valid character but virtually never used as the last character.
I always ask this as this community gets bigger. Where are you located? If you are near another EZ Roboteer maybe one of us could help you. I am in the DC/Baltimore megalopolis.
So if it connects, it will speak and tell you. If it doesn't connect, it will also speak and tell you.
It's only 4 mouse clicks to add the ezb to your network.
1) connect to ezb adhoc from tablet and visit 192.168.1.1 in browser
2) click client mode
3) enter ssid of your router and network password with keyboard
4) press save
That's it there's no reason to save that configuration in the ezb. It has no idea the physical location of itself. It doesn't know if it should be adhoc or be connected to a network without telling it. It can't guess, so you simply tell it.
I completely forgot that my mother in laws laptop was here so maybe I'll try again tomorrow with it. I know when I entered it in on my phone thru the app everything appeared correct but didn't connect. Then again (auto correct) can sometimes screw that up right as you click send on these devices.
Thanks for the direct support too dj. It's really cool of you to chime in on this and appreciated as it is appreciated that everyone else has also chimed in. Am getting my feet redone for my r2 and the dome is nearing too, so I want to start adding r2 sounds etched to the ezb which isn't all that easy via cellphone or tablet considering I have all those already loaded and awaiting on my Mac.
Also wanted to really figure out this stuff prior to taking JD apart and putting his parts and other parts and boards into the mix within the r2. Am hoping that adding a motor controller, setting up the range finder, motion sensors and tracking etc isn't too difficult too. Can imagine it will be a lot easier on a computer vs a cellphone screen.
To add sounds to the ezb is real easy. Load the soundboard and click on empty slots and select the audio file. Voila! It's easier than typing the instructions.
We are starting an "ask dj anything" section where I will weekly answer questions via video. I'll pick the most common ones. Maybe one will cover how to add sounds to soundboard. Although, its super easy
Then you can turn it on again. It always works for me.
Once you do it, add the ip to the trust list...
As I said, it works here..
I am compiling a list of potential connection issues and solutions and will do a tutorial soon. This is one of hte top ones.
Now tomorrow I'm going to try thru the Mac..... Was using my mother in laws laptop to connect him and got side tracked playing with the motion camera tracking and used up his battery. Will let y'all know how the Mac works tomorrow. Am getting there.