Thanks for not killing me yet
Well, I've been having trouble trying to strangle you through this phone line.
For some reason, my hands won't fit.
Don't worry, just look at how many posts I've got.
I'd say about 85% of those are questions.
One thing I don't exactly get is the order of the things in the . For example:
is the first one the pin's id name on the SSC-32? and i am guessing the second is the value for that servo and its saying that this is a dec number and not binary or whatnot.
This one's easy to answer.
What you're looking at is a muddled version of what the SSC-32 wants to "see" when you "talk" to it.
Here's an example...
If I want to send servo #0 to the exact center and servo #16 all the way to one side, this is what I'd send to the SSC-32, if I were going to be all direct about it:
#0 P1500 #16 P750 <cr>
You don't actually need those spaces in between.
"#0" corresponds to the servo pin labeled "0" on the SSC-32.
"P" is what you put before the position
value to indicate it as such.
"<cr>" is a fancy way of showing a carriage return.
The carriage return tells the program that's going to send the data to actually send the data.
See the SSC-32 manual for more examples as well as other commands.
11.3oz for 7.2v and 2800mAh my god! That is like .6lbs of weight!
Energizer just came out with an AA-sized 2800mAh NiMH cell.
I've been using 6 of them (7.2V 2800mAh total) in battery carriers on my biped.
They're probably close to the 7.2V 1600mAh pack's weight.
I think that the 7.2v 1600mAh battery pack should be good enough, right?
For most of what you said you're doing, yes, it should do.
Check with someone, though.
I'm not sure if those servos will be OK with 7.2V.
It may be like an extra 1-1.7oz heavier than the robonova's stock battery and also finding a place for it may be a problem since it seems very um long and big.. Think it may fit into the area where the battery currently is? I think that it should be a good area if its deep enough to fit the battery pack. When looking at photos of people build it, I didn't notice that area being used up for anything.
Well, I'm not sure if it'll fit.
The difference between the 6V and 7.2V is just one extra AA battery.
Yea, over here!
Someone to grab an extra AA battery and try to jam it in there.
Does it fit?
Just empty space up there.
Sounds like my head.
I guess it is worth a try with the stock battery from the robonova.
The stock battery will be fine until you start tacking on too many sensors.
If the mini atom bot board and ssc-32 can fit onto the back of the RoboNova AND it can run with a 9v and the normal 6v 1000mah.. Do you think that it wont all be too heavy for the robonova?
You can probably get away without the 9V.
You can power the logic portions off of the servo's batteries.
The only reason not to go that route is in case your servos overdraw the battery.
If that happens, the electronics will not get enough current and they'll reset.
No biggie, but your biped will probably fall on it's face.
9V's are the way to go when you're newbie, since they minimize the chance for odd failures.
The mini atom bot board is like .2" smaller in one of the dems but with the ssc-32 right under it, the board becomes like an inch or so higher which may cause the robo to be a bit more unbalanced?
C'mon, now, that's just silly.
Even if that was .2" of lead (Pb), d'you think that'd really tip the biped one way or another?
Thanks a lot mate. I added you to AIM a few days ago and I haven't seen you on yet. I added like 3 different alarms so I wouldn't miss you But none of them rang yet!
I haven't tripped your alarms because I'm very sneaky.
Actually, I'm on AOL (which is my ISP) for about 3 hours (at least) every day.
We're probably just getting time-zoned.
I will buy a robonova sometime within the next few weeks. I am still only 3/4ths there and I am thinking of selling my $450 PMP (mp4) player to raise up the other $250 I need + money for the mini atom bot board and all those cool sensors
My "toys" went out to the local flee market quite a while ago.
I'm out of stuff to sell.
I sort of need my shoes, after all.
And, I've already sold off my grandmother and my soul on ebay...
I will poke around some more manuals and do more reading Is there any books or any sort of reading you suggest for me to look at with more info about all this lovely stuff?
Mini ABB manual.
Definitely the Robonova manuals, especially familiarizing yourself with the Nova's BASIC language.
And, don't forget... forums!
I'd suggest reading old posts from the Nova sections at lynxmotion and robosavvy.
Bring on the questions...
I can take 'em!