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afcorson

Country: Australia
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Achievements

  • 2018-09-04 - joined Synthiam
  • 2018-09-04 - connected ARC to the cloud
  • 2019-12-03 - created first new question
  • 2019-12-15 - used the Bing Speech Recognition to convert spoken speech into text
  • 2020-03-08 - shared your first photo in the forum
  • 2021-09-05 - posted a robot project showcase
  • 2022-11-05 - subscribed to ARC and unlocked new features that make your robot even smarter
  • 2022-11-05 - purchasing an Annual Pro Subscription

Latest submissions

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Slow Project Load

I have a baffling problem that I hope someone else has been able to solve. I have set up a Rock PiX running Windows 10 Pro with ARC Runtime version and one ARC project. When I connect my Rock PiX to a computer monitor via HDMI, the project loads quickly. The full screen interface appears in about 2 seconds. However, when I connect the Rock PiX to...
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Coms Port Not Showing When Connecting EZB To Rock Pix

I am trying to connect an EZB to a Rock PiX. For some reason, a Coms port does not show up. When I connect the EZB to my laptop, I do get a Coms port and ARC can connect to it. Looking at Device Manager on the Rock PiX, there is an entry for Other Devices FT232R USB UART. What am I missing here?
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Error On Saving Project

Error On Saving Project

I recently started getting this error message... I can't figure out the cause. Has anyone come across this before?
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Remote Control Of Hard Wired EZB4

Remote Control Of Hard Wired EZB4

Is there a method of controlling a robot remotely which has an onboard PC with EZB4 connected via USB? All of my robots bar one, use WiFi connection and...
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Servo Buttons And Combo Box

I am finding the Servo Buttons and Combo Box are not consistent between the Mobile App and a PC. They actually work on the Mobile App perfectly whereas on a PC, the Combo Box activates a selection before it is clicked, whilst the Servo Buttons require the user to tap +- repeatedly. With the Mobile App, you just slide your finger left to right. Is...
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Connecting EZ Camera To PC Via USB

Connecting EZ Camera To PC Via USB

Is is possible to connect the EZ camera to a PC via a USB port? Or is it easier to buy another one such as......
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Suitable Mini PC To Support ARC Software

Suitable Mini PC To Support ARC Software

What mini PC would you recommend to use with ARC for a robot? I have been reading about Kangaroo mini PC, LattePanda, Raspberry PI, MeLE...
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Speech Recognition Skill/Control

Is there any way I can convert speech to text using an off-line skill and get the detected phrase? The standard off-line Speech Recognition skill translates what I say to text, but I can only retrieve the phrase if it matches a defined list.  I have to use the on-line Bing Speech Recognition skill to retrieve an undefined phrase.
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EZ-B Microcontroller Getting No Power

Everyday it seems there is a new problem to solve. Today I tried connecting to my InMoov robot with the latest version of ARC. Whilst it connects OK, I get -1 voltage reading. No servos function of course. This is the first time this has happened. What would be the cause? I can disconnect everything and reconnect one component at a time but that is...
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SSC-32 And Virtual Ports

Is there any way of turning off a virtual port? I am using an SSC-32 for more ports and was hoping to use the PWM(V0,90) command to set the voltage value of a virtual port. But this command only works for digital ports. I want to connect some LEDs to the virtual ports and turn them on and off.
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SSC-32U Pulse Width Modulation

A quick question. If have a couple of 270 degree servos. To get the full rotation I need to set the pulse width range in the SSC-32U configuration to 500-2500. Will this upset other standard 90 degree servos connected to the SSC-32U? The default range on the config was 650-2250, and I was only getting about 220 degrees rotation.
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Problem With ARC Mobile App Latest Version

I just downloaded the latest version (v2021.05.20.00) of the mobile app to one of my tablets. None of my installed robot apps are appearing. They are still there in the ARC/My Projects directory but don't show up as installed. I downloaded a test project from the Cloud and it seems to store it somewhere else. Do you know what is going on here?
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Auidio Toolbox Plugin And Soundservopc Speaker Control

Auidio Toolbox Plugin And Soundservopc Speaker Control

Has anyone come across this problem. If I use the AudioToolbox plugin to add more voices to my project...
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Mobile Interface Servo Slider Positioning

When I position a vertical servo slider control on my mobile interface and upload the project to my tablet, the position of the vertical servo slider gets moved a couple of centimeters to the right of where it should be. The only way I can fix it is to position the vertical servo slider two centimeters to the left. In my case it is hidden behind...
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Ultrasonic Distance Sensor

Can you confirm whether the Ultrasonic Distance Sensor (Collision) works with the Mobile App? Comments from 2017 suggests not, and it doesn't work for me. Works fine with ARC.
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ARC Software New Version

ARC Software New Version

Arc ver 2021.03.02 is freezing. Need to use previous version. Has anyone else reported problems?
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Servo Jumping On Initialisation

The dreaded jumping servo problem has arisen again - just today. All servos in the robot are HDD. The servo on port D0 now jumps after connecting, to about 35 degrees instead of 90 degrees. If I move the servo manually when turned off, the centre position is still 90 degrees, so the sprocket has not shifted. My INIT script has not changed. That...
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Mobile App Features

Mobile App Features

Has there been any progress on enabling Speech Recognition and Camera Object Detection with the Mobile App? For one of my robots, I cannot use an Android device with the Mobile App...
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Wait For Speech Window Size

Wait For Speech Window Size

Is it possible to set the wait for speech window size, using Script or other means?
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Mobile Interface Saving To Cloud

Mobile Interface Saving To Cloud

Is there a limit on the file size that can be saved to the cloud? My file is 35mb and saves but isn't there to open on my Tablet.
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This ARC Build Has Expired

This ARC Build Has Expired

I don't know if anyone else has an issue with this error, but it can have dire consequences. I have had to reschedule a day's filming because the ARC software will not...
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Servos Suited For Legs

Servos Suited For Legs

Can anyone provide some advice on high torque servos suitable to use for robot legs? I just finished installing the standard EZ robot HDD servos - one in each hip and one in...
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Sirius A Mini PC

Has anyone considered the possibility of running ARC on a Ockel's Sirius A ultra small PC? You could attach it to your robot and give it some degree of autonomy. Are the Sirius A's specs up to the job? Looks OK to me.
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Mixing HDD And HD Servos

Mixing HDD And HD Servos

What happens if you mix HDD servos with HD servos in your robot? Will only the HD servos jump around or will others move inadvertently too? Thanks.
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Play Audio File Via Script

Has anyone managed to get the PlayAudio command to work from a Script on a Tablet? Whilst the FileExists and PlayAudio commands work perfectly on a PC/Laptop, my Samsung Tablet using the Mobile Interface does not seem to recognise these commands. Hence no audio files can be played. This is a major problem, because if I add them to the Soundboard as...
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Soundboard PC With ARC Mobile App

Just downloaded the ARC mobile app to my tablet to test my saved cloud projects. I am getting no audio output. All my projects use the SoundboardPC control to send audio to the robot's bluetooth amp or speaker. Is there a problem with the the SoundboardPC control and the ARC mobile app? With the old software the audio played on my tablet without...
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Saving To Cloud

What does the following error message mean? I get this message when trying to save my project to the Cloud. My file size is 55Mb whereas Cloud file size limit is 64Mb I thought. The request failed with HTTP status 413: Request entity too large.
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ARC Software Unable To Open ARC Project File

I am now wanting to use the new ARC software that replaces ARC with which all my projects were created. One of them that took months to perfect, will not open. ARC returns the message "Unable to read project file, as it appears to be damaged or an inappropriate file version. Would you like to delete it?" I tried merging it with a new project (in...
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Motor Controller

Motor Controller

Do you know if EZ Builder is compatible with a RoboClaw 2x30A Motor Controller? - see link: https://www.basicmicro.com/RoboClaw-2x30A-Motor-Controller_p_9.html
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Camera Object Name

Camera Object Name

How do I reset or clear the last object detected by the camera? The $CameraObjectName variable stays set to the last object detected. This means even when no object is detected or...
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Sound Servo (PC Speaker)

How do I centre my sound servo to 90 degrees? It is a horizontal servo for a head, set to move between 60 and 120 degrees but always moves to 60 degrees when audio has stopped playing.
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Servo Positions On Power Up

I have a problem with the head servos moving into a damaging position when powering up. I have looked at various comments on the problem but haven't found a solution. My vertical head servo appears to move into about -10 on powering up. My INIT script moves it back to 1 but -10 or so is going to break the robot's mouth. An EZ servo can physically...
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Bing Speech Recognition

How do I add the Bing Speech Recognition control to my Mobile App Interface? It works so well on my laptop but I cannot find a way of using it in a script for the App interface. Any help would be appreciated.
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Soundboard Control

I am wanting to play audio files via the EZ Builder Mobile App on my Tablet - not PC and not through the iOTiny. There doesn't seem to be any way of doing this. I tried utilising the SoundboardPC control and although this worked on the PC, it had no affect when used on my Tablet - audio went to the iOTiny, ignoring the SoundPC control used in the...
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feature request
Open
ARC Command Ribbon

ARC Command Ribbon

I would like the ability to toggle off and on, the ARC Command Ribbon at the top of the screen. You can see in the image below, it takes up a lot of real estate on a 4.3" touch...
feature request
Completed

Disabling Button In Interface Builder

Is there any way of disabling buttons on the Mobile Interface when a script is running? My robot has real issues when kids press one button, then another and another in quick succession. I have tried setting a variable such as $ScriptRunning to 1 when a button is pressed, and then skipping to the end of code if another button is pressed when this...
feature request
Open

Mobile App - Playing Audio On Device

My number one required feature is to be able to play audio on my device's soundcard using the Mobile App. The mobile app did have this capability in an earlier version. Trying to get clean, quality audio out of the EZB is virtually impossible. It is mono and picks up servo noise very easily. Grateful if some priority could be given to restoring...
feature request
Open

QR Codes And Mobile Interface

I would like to have the camera recognise QR codes with the Mobile Interface Android App. At the moment it is limited to Glyphs, Face and Colour tracking.
feature request
Completed
ARC Software Unusable

ARC Software Unusable

Every second time I go to use my robot I get the attached error message and if the project is accidently saved on closing the software, I lose much of the content of my project....