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Blsith



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:51 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

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I bought a nice little project box at Radio Shack and started installing the Padawan.
The box has plenty of room for everything and enough room for ventilation between each board.

Calvin


Looks awesome Calvin, I am getting excited to get back to working on the droid once I have a new house.
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Danf



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dan,
I meant to ask you, On the wiring diagram it shows how to connect the Sabertooth to the Arduino using the signal wire.
Does it need a ground also?
Calvin


Your right Calvin, I updated the diagram, thanks.
I got the hp light and servos working. I had to change the Leia display to make it work with flickering the hp light. the old one used the delay command which made the hp delay also. new one uses a counter instead, I'm learning so much about programing, it's fun and frustrating!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, Your going to have everything figured out for a droid.
I've been working on Brendas and Crissys droids to get them built.
I need to get back to setting up the Box with the UNO.
Also the Teecee's should be in soon.

Calvin
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Danf



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been getting several pm's on astromech.net from people having problems with the padawan code
it seems Some changes were made to some of the libraries used to make them work with Arduino 1.0, unfortunatly, some of my code didn't work with these changes.
I also had to update some libraies to make them 1.0 compatable.

I have tested each of these updated sketches with the enclosed libraries and have included the libraries just in case future updates effect the sketches.

There are sketches for both ver1.0 and the older versions.

I recommend trying the example sketch included with the ps2 library to be sure the ps2 conroller is working properly.


Download padawan_v1.2.zip from Host-A

hopefully this solves any problems anyone may be having.
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Danf



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey all, long time no talk.
Hope everyone is doing well.
Randy finished his R2, congrats Randy, but we had a small problem with the padawan
He got some erratic drift in one wheel from the sabertooth.  his is a 2x25 version 2, mine is a version 1.something. We traded Sabertooths so he could make it to an event and I could play with some ideas for a fix for his and I believe I have it. I changed the code to use a serial connection to the sabertooth instead of sending servo signals. This is working great in my droid with Randy's sabertooth and will probably be a better way to it with any sabertooth that can use serial ( most models except the 2x12 R/C).
I have also made a new version of the dome code for Teeces v-3 lights with psi's hooked up in 2 chains like what seems to be popular.
If anyone has had any problems or would like to beta test either of these let me know.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan, Where have you been?
We have been worried about you.
So glad to hear from you and your still working on the  padawan system.
After C6 I will need your help like crazy setting up a setup for Brendas new droid and a display for Megacon.
Calvin
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wheels



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again Dan for all your help with my droid. I will try and get by to see you so we can swap saber teeth Very Happy

Calvin, I am looking forward to seeing you at C VI and showing off my droid to you and Brenda. Dan's handy work went into the PS2 set up and the electronics set up in general. Also, I can show you how all that Sanding you helped me with paid off in a great looking dome.

See you soon!
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wheels



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A quick report after Dragon Con:

Everyone was AMAZED that I run R2 with this PS2 controller set up  Very Happy

I sat on the panel of R2 builders this year. It was great to demonstrate to the audience that there are multiple ways to control a droid.

Doug had his Spektrum 6, Blake had his PC tablet running his and I had the PS2.

Thanks to Dan for his help in getting this set up.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome dude!
I'm so jealous you have the Padawan system. I want it in ask my droids.
Hope you had fun.
Calvin
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Danf



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added some automation. Every 5 to 20 seconds he will make a sound and/or turn his head. Every 3/4 to 10 seconds he will move the holo. Can still control both manually even with the automation on, and can leave auto on while driving him around.
http://youtu.be/PIhyjXBI_mU

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