I was able to get my system up and running Christmas day using the USB Dongle purchased in addition to the Kit. Built the example BoxBot and everything ran fine all day. Today when we got ready to build our own robot from scratch, we could not get the computer to recognize the dongle. I tried it in every USB port with the same result. Even tried changing computers with no success. I can make the wireless camera work with any usb port so I assume it has to the dongle not the computer. Looking around on the web it looks like there are lots of issues using Bluetooth dongles. Any suggestions?
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The Bluetooth icon is not shown on my task bar. When I go to device manager the dongle is not detected by the computer.
Using my phone I can detect the EZ-Robot (I did not try to pair with it just wanted to make sure it was working).
Could the dongle have gone bad?
Good luck and have fun. Once you get past the BT problem it's a blast.
Then, power the EZB again and add device in devices and printers, it should pick up the EZB again and install the two com ports for it again.
I got the complete kit and can't get the dongle to install the camera driver on my computer..
Tried it on another computer, it does work (at least it says wireless bluetooth device), but not on mine (I'm using windows 8 64).
I tried rebooting, nothing changed, and I opened the dongle to check it, it looks alright.
There is a constant red light on, whenever it's plugged in my computer (the same happens with the other computer though). I also tried to keep pushing the button on the dongle for a few seconds, nothing changes.
Therefore, without the proper driver, the wireless camera doesn't appear in the scroll menu of the ARC when I want to add a camera. Is there a way to get this driver online? (Couldn't find it so far... Or maybe the USB dongle has other purposes making him necessary to operate the camera anyways.)
To be more precise, my computer says the USB device is not recognized. I tried it on all my USB ports, always get the same error, any suggestions would be appreciated
Thanks a lot!
If you go into Device Manager, you should see either an unknown, or a malfunctioning device listed (when the dongle is plugged in). Delete the device, then unplug the dongle, and plug it back in and let Windows try to recognize it again. It should not need a driver, it shows up as a generic video device.
If that doesn't work, post back here. I ordered early when DJ was still shipping a driver disk. I'll post the driver somewhere you can download to see if that works (again, it shouldn't need it, which is why DJ stopped including it, but since your computer is not cooperating, it might help).
I have a feeling I have posted the driver for the camera (from Windows 7) on the forums before, if you still have problems and/or if Alan (@thetechguru) doesn't get around to finding/posting it I'll see if I still have it or can find it.
Thanks for these suggestions. Tried to remove the dongle from the device manager, but when I plug it back, I'm still getting the error. Tried the same on all my ports, still not working. Also tried including a reboot in the process. I then tried to update manually te driver. As you said Rich, you posted it there http://www.ez-robot.com/Community/Forum/posts.aspx?threadId=4098 (generic Windows USB video camera driver).
When I tell the device manager to look for the driver in the folder where I extracted it, it says nothing was found.. I then tried to copy/paste the driver everywhere in System32, SysWow64 and found out it was already in Windows\system32\Drivers\
Hum... I'll keep searching google but got unlucky so far!
But thanks for your help, I hope we'll get this eventually