Had a lot of fun this weekend assembling my chair bot.. Ran into a few issues that I figured I would ask you guys about and see if someone could help me out...
#1 - Look at the photos below and see if there is something wrong with the way I mounted my camera. I didn't know if the orientation of the servos matters. If I turn off servo tracking, and the camera remains stationary, with color tracking on (blue)... I can put my little blue cup on the ground in front of the bot, and the bot will move to the cup.. I have the tracking squares showing up around the cup only... If I turn on the servo tracking, I can't seem to get the camera to follow the cup as I move it around. I tried ticking the reverse servo setting and nothing. I have the left and right servo on the X setting and the up and down on the Y. I have the lower number in the min and the higher number in the max on both axis. Thought it might have something to do with the orientation of how I have the servos mounted.
#2 - I have a qstarz bt-q818xt Bluetooth GPS. After messing around with it a bit, I got it to work. At first I kept getting a error on the debug screen, but I messed with the NEMA sentence format settings and finally got a configuration that works. I see the latitude, longitude and direction information now on the GPS screen inside of EZ-builder. (Yippie).. So the question is, is there any controls that take advantage of the GPS information, or is use of the GPS strictly done inside of scripting only right now? If it is scripting only, is there any script examples that anyone knows of that I can look at to figure out how to get the bot to move to different gps points say in my yard. Figured I could drive the bot to different points, make notes of the Lat and Lon, and script those points as waypoints.
#3 - Eventually, I will install a small motherboard into the bot, but for right now I'm going to order the suggested WIFI module and install that so I don't have to let my laptop ride around on top of the bot through the yard, I think my dogs would trash it out... LOL.. So question #3 is, is there a module that would give me audio output and input remotely through the bot that I can use over a wifi connection without having a computer on-board. It would probably be more cost effective to just install the motherboard.
Thanks for your time and any help! Thanks DJ for a great product, I've had much fun figuring everything out!
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GPS is only available via script command GPSSTOP at present but that should be straigthforward to make it hit certain waypoints as long as the accuracy is there
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