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Posted: 2012-06-12 09:32 
You don't need the cable. You can do it like this. (Step 5-7)
http://www.lynxmotion.com/images/html/build155.htm

The ARC-32 is a Basic Micro product. We never made any schematics using it.

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Posted: 2012-06-12 12:01 
I don't have any diagrams either. I simply connected the PS2 to the Aux2 header (P40-43) which has built-in pull-up resistors... Used one of the ground pins on this header for ground and found a +5V connection to connect power to. I think I used one of the Servo Voltage Selection pins, where I sent VS to the servos and used the free VCC pin...

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Posted: 2012-06-13 03:07 
Jim,
Thanks for the link. As it shows a botboard which bears little resemblance to the ARC32, I am unable to see it helping me.
Kurt,
Yes, I did see you mentioning that but it still does not show what goes where. From Jim's link I know I need only 6 connections, 2 of which are for power. That leaves 4 going to Aux 2. If you could just tell me which ps2 pin goes to which aux2 pin, I'd really appreciate it.

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Manfred


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Posted: 2012-06-13 08:18 
Which pins connect to what...
If you are using the PS2 cable, then the order is (DAT, CMD, SEL, CLK) and I have DAT on P40 (which on a lot of the cables was brown)


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Posted: 2012-06-13 08:26 
As Kurt said simply connected the PS2 to the Aux2 header (P40-43)...


Connections
Cable 1 =
Black = P40
Red = P41
Yellow = P42

Cable 2 =
Black = GND
Red = 5vdc
Yellow = P43

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Posted: 2012-06-13 09:49 
Hmmmm...

You said.

mknorr wrote:
I just got mp Lynxmotion PS2 controller only to find now I have to spend more postage on the cable from receiver to servo controller.

I said.

Robot Dude wrote:
You don't need the cable. You can do it like this. (Step 5-7)
http://www.lynxmotion.com/images/html/build155.htm

You said.

mknorr wrote:
Thanks for the link. As it shows a botboard which bears little resemblance to the ARC32, I am unable to see it helping me.


Am I missing something here?... :twisted:

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Posted: 2012-06-13 17:25 
Jonny, THAT is exactly what I am after. Thank you so much! I recon that should be put somewhere convenient.

Jim, yes it shows how I don't need the cable, but gave me no idea of what to connect to on my ARC32.

Kurt, why, oh why couldn't you have gone that little bit extra and tell where the other 3 wires go? Lol


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Posted: 2012-06-13 17:43 
The pins used are defined in the freakin ARC-32 programs... :roll: If you're writing it yourself you can use whatever pins you want.

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Posted: 2012-06-13 23:21 
My apologies for not knowing that. :oops: Perhaps I should stop asking questions until I know more.


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Posted: 2012-06-14 03:43 
questions are the key to learning... thats why we are all here. :wink:

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Posted: 2012-06-14 09:45 
Questions are awesome. Attitudes, not so much. I was honestly trying to help you in my replies. I told you we have never made a schematic for the Basic Micro ARC-32. It's not our board.

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Posted: 2012-06-15 01:36 
Forums and emails can be very frustrating at times. Just reading the words can suggest meaning the author never intended.

Jim, I am no wordsmith so have to apologize if my earlier post had 'attitude'. In hindsight I should have pehaps given your post 2 separate comments. I do thank you for posting how to avoid buying the cable. I focused too much on the connections and not enough on the intent. :(

I have a lot to learn about this whole subject as I have little understanding of the software or the hardware.

I hope you accept my appology. I DO appreciate all the help. Future posts will be more carefully written. :wink:

Manfred


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