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I'm not sure what it does that, it just does.
There is a memory location stored on the chip that keeps statistical information about the use of the EZ-B. Helps us know what the board was used for before it broke. Also tells us that it was indeed working if someone tries to say otherwise.
If you received it and it worked but stopped working, then we'd have to assume it was damaged by mis-use. We can discuss the damage to the board for repair, however. Usually repair is a damaged I/C and that is something we can send you to do yourself.
We've had a few boards come to us that were damaged by mis-use that we have repaired for a fee. Because it is electrical, there is an internet of knowledge available to understand shorts, polarity, and our documentation specifies max voltage ranges.
What issues are you experiencing?
I have that happen quite often. When it disconnects, you may have to cycle the power on the EZ-B also. Not often, but sometimes you may.
Bluetooth is kind of silly. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. At least in windows anyway
If your module works once, it will always work. Electronics don't fail that way. Unless there is a loose solder connection. You can diagnose that easily by picking up the board and moving it around.
Also make sure your I/O isn't drawing TOO much current for the battery supply. The EZ-B has voltage regulators that will supply a lot of current, but only as much as the batteries have. So if you are using the 5 AA pack, then don't expect too much usage with many servos. My Wall-E only gets about 60 minutes with 5 AA's when it's full-on
Rechargable AA's are even worse for power. They supply less voltage, and usually the the same or less amps. Plus they generally wear out quickly after multiple recharges.
Don't confuse the bluetooth dropping with a faulty module
If you can provide me with a list of peripherals you have connected to your EZ-B when it fails, that might help diagnose the issue.
My name is Alon,
Im new here and in the great world of robotics.
I lookd at the EZ-B kit and it looks great.
Before i start i would like to know if the EZ-b would work on the 15 inch R2D2 from hasbro. its a voice command operated.
Can i use EZ-B to improve it and make him otonomus and use the voice command and sound that the R2 have??
Have some one try this mode?
About me :
Im atoy collector, i have never workd with programing and robotics, and i would be happy to start my way in the robotics fan world.
DJ i love the work you did on Wall-E
Hope to mod my R2 unit
HAVE A GREAT DAY
I'm glad you like Wall-e, he's one of my favorites
You'll be able to make the R2D2 a lot cooler with the EZ-Robot Kit. He'll be able to do waaaaaay more stuff with it. And don't worry about programming.... To start, you won't need to do any programming.
i'll be ordering your EZ-B soon and i'll be happy to get some tips how to do it
Have a great day
Have ordered the kit. Wondering if a "version" is being planned for iOS or other operating systems? It would be nice (for a change) if an operating system change would not create a hardware redesign.
Perhaps an 'interface" from the Bluetooth to the PC, then an interface to the iOS as a separate controller? Most interfaces I have seen lately are WiFi, which would be the easiest to interface to iOS.
You can use the HTTP Server to connect your iOS device through the PC to the EZ-B. There is over 100,000 lines of code for the EZ-Robot Platform - it would take a very long time to port over. There are also limitations with the user interface, screen real estate and processor speed with portable devices. You'll find the Forum Search feature will help you find most of these answers as it is discussed often
Yes the EZ-B is paired with the PC. But that one day I went into ARC The board connection thing for board one I made that arrow go down and all there was was a blank spot not COM ports no nothing. I really need help thanks sonic40191
What version of ARC are you using?
If no COM ports were in the list you have an issue with Windows.
If the EZ-B is paired it will have 2 COM ports in Windows, if you don't have the COM ports check the settings of the EZ-Robot device in Devices and Printers, make sure the services are enabled.
Check your device manager to ensure there are no problems.
Make sure bluetooth is turned on.
It's very rare to have no COM ports on a PC.
If your ezb is paired but still no com ports, delete the pair under Bluetooth devices and reboot your computer
One of my Instructors is a robotics enthusiast, and I'm really wanting to learn as much as I can about basic robotics. I really want the Hex bot kit you are selling. But until I can afford it I want to just be a part of the discussions and community. Like Alon said, I'm more than happy to join the ranks of the RL Robotics Fandom.
And if I ever get good enough at it I could program the robo-teddybear to freak people out.
As I have almost no knowledge of robotics, aside from scifi, wheres the best place to start looking. Or is it best to just jump in and grab whatever's interesting?