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eagledancer



Joined: 24 Aug 2010
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Location: orlando, fl

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:35 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

just to let you guys know, the jedi is set with 1 amp fuse and its got 16 servos hooked up!! servos for doors dont take much and you very seldom use more then a few at a time, so far with my scream/short circuit i am using 6 servos for doors, and i have yet to blow that 1 amp fuse
so that 3 amp unit will do all you want. keep in mind you will be using a speed controller to turn the dome and that CAN be tied into your system.... it only uses the signal from your unit, it has its own power feed
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Danf



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Location: Brandon, Fl

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calvin, no problem. I welcome all the help I can get! I'm really just putting together parts of other peoples hard work. Wink
By John I assume you are talking about Teeces? He's one of those hard workers I'm stealing from. Laughing

Todd, that's good to know. I'm actually using a servo to control the dome like this
http://astromech.net/droidwiki/in...hp?title=Dome_Controller_Tutorial
Had a servo, had no money for a speed controller (someday though).
when I first hooked this up I had the arduino, ps2 reciever, mp3 trigger, and dome servo all running off of 1 7805 voltage reg. Everything worked unless I spun the dome around several times. Than it would stop responding till I turned him off and back on. I moved the dome servo to a separate voltage reg and that solved the problem.
I think I'll go for the 3 amp, any brands you can recommend or more importantly stay away from?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PHEWWWWW, I thought I was going to get into trouble.
Yep, It's TeeCee I talk with him alot by email.

Hey just found this:

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/26054

http://letsmakerobots.com/chill/view/166?page=1
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Danf



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some progress, I got a software serial connection to the dome arduino since the mp3 trigger is hooked up to the hardware serial and got displays changing with different sounds but about 50% of the time when hit a button that sends a signal to the dome the drive motors jump like I bumped the joystick. I disconnected the mp3 and did a hardware serial to the dome and that worked with no jumps. I e-mailed Bill to see if he's ever had a similar problem and will keep working on it.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hum,
I wish I had a awnser for you.
Calvin
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Danf



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Success!

I changed the baud rate for the serial connection.
Seems something, probably the sabertooth, doesn't like lower baud rates.
Went from 9600 to 38400 and got just the slightest flutter 1 out of every 10 to 15 times. Then went to 57600 and its perfect.
Here is a vid.
http://youtu.be/0YXE6oHv8ZY
Still going to add some servo's to the hp and a hp light, and need to get some different display patterns like the jedi cantina and the short circuit. And the list goes on.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahahhhhaaaahhaaaa!!,!,!!,,
THAT WAS AWESOME
You built the V2 lights, Right?
I really like the way you setup your lights with sound.
Ahahhhaaaaaa, The video really got me.
Calvin
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this is a complete rundown minus foot motors and dome motor and some assorted wire and connectors.
If I remember anything else I'll update this.

2 arduino's                 60 (or build your own for less)
PS2 Controller Cable    5
Ps2 Controller (new)   20  (or 15 used)
MP3 Trigger v2            50
microSD flash card        5  
Sabertooth 2X25        125  (light droids might get by with 2x12 for 80)
Teeces v2 logics           45  (v3 should work also)
joymonkey bezels        12
4 led's for psi's              3  (piranha from superbrightleds.com)
1/4" stereo plug & jack   1   (tayda electronics)
________________________________________________________________
                                 $326

The stereo plug and jack is my sliprng for the dome, 3 wires,
12v pos, neg, and serial signal.
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Blsith



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danf wrote:
I think this is a complete rundown minus foot motors and dome motor and some assorted wire and connectors.
If I remember anything else I'll update this.

2 arduino's                 60 (or build your own for less)
PS2 Controller Cable    5
Ps2 Controller (new)   20  (or 15 used)
MP3 Trigger v2            50
microSD flash card        5  
Sabertooth 2X25        125  (light droids might get by with 2x12 for 80)
Teeces v2 logics           45  (v3 should work also)
joymonkey bezels        12
4 led's for psi's              3  (piranha from superbrightleds.com)
1/4" stereo plug & jack   1   (tayda electronics)
________________________________________________________________
                                 $326

The stereo plug and jack is my sliprng for the dome, 3 wires,
12v pos, neg, and serial signal.


Thanks for this Dan, I think I'm going to go this direction once I get back to building my droid after the move.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan
Would you look at this pic and tell me if the wiring for the Ps2 goes to the Arduino like this.



I'm assuming your using the red wire for the power to the Ps2 Receiver 3.3v
and
The ground to the Ps2.

Thanks
Calvin

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