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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:55 pm 
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Hi all,
i am going to buy the biped brat in about a week or two,and i was just wondering if there are ant tutorials for the lynxterm because i am getting the SSC-32 with my order.

not i know that the lynxterm is a terminal for the SSC-32,but what i need to know is where could i find a Document that has a list of commands and what they do.


Does anyone know where i could find One?

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SSC-32 [User's Manual] PDF file, with a link on the SSC-32 product listing.

LynxTerm is, as you point out, a terminal program. You type, it sends the commands down the serial data pipe to the board, board moves the servos as commanded. The SSC-32 documentation discusses the protocol used by the SSC-32, which will let you know how to form the commands to send the unit. The SEQ sequencer is probably better suited to creating and playing back sequences of servo motions, using a slider-and-button interface, but it isn't free.

Of course, if you're up to doing the programming, sending a series of SSC-32-formatted commands out via the serial port probably isn't too difficult a task - standard I/O libraries and all that.

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Seamus wrote:
SSC-32 [User's Manual] PDF file, with a link on the SSC-32 product listing.

LynxTerm is, as you point out, a terminal program. You type, it sends the commands down the serial data pipe to the board, board moves the servos as commanded. The SSC-32 documentation discusses the protocol used by the SSC-32, which will let you know how to form the commands to send the unit. The SEQ sequencer is probably better suited to creating and playing back sequences of servo motions, using a slider-and-button interface, but it isn't free.

Of course, if you're up to doing the programming, sending a series of SSC-32-formatted commands out via the serial port probably isn't too difficult a task - standard I/O libraries and all that.


I know ,i am getting the SEQ too.
A sad thing happend to it though a while back,
I lost the SEQ that $40.00 flushed down the toilet :cry:

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@ Seeamus : Thanks for the link,i looks quite simple to use the terminal.

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Well, the LynxTerm program is okay for checking parameters, directly commanding the board, etc., but it's got a somewhat limited "bag of tricks," as it were. You'll probably find that the SEQ software is a lot more useful when it comes to programming and executing sequences for your BRAT.

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Seamus wrote:
Well, the LynxTerm program is okay for checking parameters, directly commanding the board, etc., but it's got a somewhat limited "bag of tricks," as it were. You'll probably find that the SEQ software is a lot more useful when it comes to programming and executing sequences for your BRAT.


I know.
One more question,lets say i make my own sequencer for the brat
made with VB,and i had the program write a line a data to the serialport,
and that data was a SSC-32 command,what would happen,would the SSC-32 respond to the command?

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wowy7 wrote:
One more question,lets say i make my own sequencer for the brat
made with VB,and i had the program write a line a data to the serialport,
and that data was a SSC-32 command,what would happen,would the SSC-32 respond to the command?
The SSC-32 is a serial device.
If it encounters a command that it recognizes, and it's properly formatted according to the protocol outlined in the user's guide, then it will respond to it.
That's what it does.

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Seamus wrote:
wowy7 wrote:
One more question,lets say i make my own sequencer for the brat
made with VB,and i had the program write a line a data to the serialport,
and that data was a SSC-32 command,what would happen,would the SSC-32 respond to the command?
The SSC-32 is a serial device.
If it encounters a command that it recognizes, and it's properly formatted according to the protocol outlined in the user's guide, then it will respond to it.
That's what it does.


Awsome,Ok thanks for the help,that all i need to know for now :D

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I know ,i am getting the SEQ too.
A sad thing happend to it though a while back,
I lost the SEQ that $40.00 flushed down the toilet :cry:


We can help you if you've lost your serial number. We just need to know the order number if you got it from us, or a copy of the receipt if you got it from a distributor. Customer support, it's what we do. ;)

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I have a question,How come when i type a command in the lynxterm and then i press enter,the SSC-32 Receives the command but no letter/numbers show up in the LynxTerm when i type?

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I have a question,How come when i type a command in the lynxterm and then i press enter,the SSC-32 Receives the command but no letter/numbers show up in the LynxTerm when i type?


Click the enable box where it says "echo typed characters locally" in the terminal setup.

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wowy7 wrote:
I have a question,How come when i type a command in the lynxterm and then i press enter,the SSC-32 Receives the command but no letter/numbers show up in the LynxTerm when i type?


Click the enable box where it says "echo typed characters locally" in the terminal setup.


I t worked! Thanks :D

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