Connect to an EZB by the name using the WiFi broadcast feature.
How to add the EZB Connect By Name robot skill
- Load the most recent release of ARC (Get ARC).
- Press the Project tab from the top menu bar in ARC.
- Press Add Robot Skill from the button ribbon bar in ARC.
- Choose the General category tab.
- Press the EZB Connect By Name icon to add the robot skill to your project.
Don't have a robot yet?
Follow the Getting Started Guide to build a robot and use the EZB Connect By Name robot skill.
How to use the EZB Connect By Name robot skillThe EZB robot controllers created by EZ-Robot have WiFi capability. Each EZB can be named to describe its use or placement within a robot. When the EZBs are powered, connect to WiFi, and obtain an IP Address, they will broadcast that information. This robot skill allows you to connect to an EZB by the name rather than IP.
When a new EZB is detected by its broadcast, it will be displayed in the log window.
Some advanced robots will have multiple WiFi EZB controllers. In this case, various ways exist to connect the EZBs on a network. We have a great document that explains multiple WiFi EZBs here: https://synthiam.com/Support/Tips-to-Make-a-Robot/Multiple-EZ-B-over-WiFi
Connecting to EZBs by their name is done using the ControlCommand supported by this robot skill. View the list of ControlCommand when editing an Init script to connect to an EZB by the device name.
The ControlCommand syntax accepts the index and EZB device name. The index is related to the EZB index within the Connection control, which starts at 0 (zero).