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Posted: 2012-05-11 01:12 
The USB to serial adapter I am using is the FTDI one http://www.lynxmotion.com/p-699-usb-to-serial-adapter-cable.aspx. The motion of the arm seems to be limited when I control it in Flowbotics as well. It was not prior to installing the Controller build you just sent. Here is the link to the video http://youtu.be/yi0bgHTyh2Y


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Posted: 2012-05-11 01:17 
Also, I tried a different computer and got the same results.


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Posted: 2012-05-11 09:40 
Upon a second attempt of running the build you sent I was having trouble getting the arm to respond. After deleting the build and downloading it again I got it to respond, but its range of motion was limited. Here is video of it http://youtu.be/yi0bgHTyh2Y. I am using the FTDI usb to serial adapter http://www.lynxmotion.com/p-699-usb-to-serial-adapter-cable.aspx and I have set the driver settings to those suggested here http://www.lynxmotion.net/viewtopic.php?t=4702.


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Posted: 2012-05-14 13:28 
I also experienced the issue described in this post. Downloaded the Rebuild Debug file, which gave me the same issues as dcknight describes: it seems to work, but slow and brisky. But at least it works. Rather strange issue, as the RIOS and LynxTerm software work fine. Just the Dual Arm Controller does not, and I will (likely) need it to control the arm programmatically.

Glad to be participating in this thread, let me know if you need more info.

Pieter


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Posted: 2012-05-14 16:04 
Alright I'm still having problems recreating the scenarios i'm seeing in the video. Could you both press this key combo:

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ctrl + pause


This will bring up the system information window. Please take a screen shot of this window and post it for me.

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Posted: 2012-05-14 19:25 
I have tried pressing Ctrl + Pause when the Dual Lynx Arm Controller "Rebuild Debug" version is open, nothing happens. Same for the regular version of this software. Running Win7. Any idea? Other key combo?


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Posted: 2012-05-14 19:26 
Btw: different question, but what programming language do you use to control the arm? Did you create this in C++ or MatLab? I am looking for a solution to control the arm programmatically, and would be interested to learn more about that topic. Thanks!


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Posted: 2012-05-15 16:03 
Oops, My mistake guys. it's Windowskey + pause.

Due to the fact that I cannot recreate this problem I'm going to need your help in fixing it. Meaning I'll need you to test my new builds of the program.

I build these programs with Flowstone. If you're interested in knowing how the code controls the arm check out the arduino code i wrote for out AL5 arms. The function in the arduino code that moves the arm is very similar to how the Flowstone version works. You can find the Arm code here: http://www.lynxmotion.com/images/html/build091b.htm

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Posted: 2012-05-15 16:18 
Alright here's a new version. In this modification I cleaned out all of the extra logging stuff and reduced the programs size. Let me know how it works out.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12992509/Dual%20Lynx%20Arm%20Controller%20REBUILD%20DEBUG%202.exe

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Posted: 2012-05-15 16:44 
Here it is!


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