Better late than never

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Better late than never

Postby RayRenteria » Wed May 08, 2013 3:05 am

I hope I'm not too late. I just placed my longime-wish order for MSR-H01.

--Ray

fingers crossed.
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Re: Better late than never

Postby Matt Denton » Thu May 16, 2013 8:39 am

Should be with you by now Ray??
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Re: Better late than never

Postby RayRenteria » Thu May 16, 2013 11:47 am

Yes, the MSR-H01 arrived earlier this week, thank you! I've got a batch of servos and a power supply en route from servocity so I can get started.

Thank you for following-up!

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Re: Better late than never

Postby RayRenteria » Fri May 31, 2013 12:59 pm

Wow, this is a well-made kit. So far so good.

I didn't know how to do the servo centering with the µ24-HexEngine (there is no J3 as per the ds24 instructions) so I just went for it and assembled assuming the servos are centered. Looking to get the µ24 installed next and then on to calibration.

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Re: Better late than never

Postby Matt Denton » Fri May 31, 2013 9:51 pm

Hi Ray,

There should be instructions for both u24 and ds24. Although it has been a long time since I lookd at them :o
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Re: Better late than never

Postby RayRenteria » Fri May 31, 2013 10:00 pm

I'll look again. I've got the integration guide (http://www.hexapodrobot.com/guides/guid ... t_u24.html) but it doesn't talk about servo centering. I suspect I'll come across that sort of thing when I get into the calibration portion.

The user guide is here http://www.hexapodrobot.com/Files/u24/p ... 20V1.1.pdf but it doesn't get into that sort of thing either.

The servo preparation guide is here http://www.hexapodrobot.com/guides/guid ... hitec.html .

I'm pretty sure I can figure it out, though. I haven't hit a wall yet. Thanks for taking the time to respond.

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Re: Better late than never

Postby Matt Denton » Fri May 31, 2013 10:18 pm

Ok, well JP3 is just used to the logic power on the ds to take power from the servo power supply. There is a similar jumper on the u24, just can't remember what it is called. It next to the 3 terminal power input. There are separate inputs for servo power and logic power on both designs, but in most cases you can simply use one supply, servo power. Hence the jumper for convenience.
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Re: Better late than never

Postby RayRenteria » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:59 pm

I'm happy to say that my robot has gone through calibration and has exercised all gaits and walks! I fumbled through some USB/Serial driver issues but found all the docs and information on this forum. The trick was to download a 64-bit version of my Prolific driver which I found on the page you referred to in [url http://www.hexapodrobot.com/forum/viewt ... =OSX#p3079]this post[/url].

I'm a happy camper!

I'm off to Raspberry Pi land now and hopefully I can get it talking to the u24 properly. I'll post updates here.

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Re: Better late than never

Postby Matt Denton » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:04 pm

Great! Glad your up and running :)
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Re: Better late than never

Postby RayRenteria » Thu May 08, 2014 4:03 am

Matt,

Just wanted to let you know that I've made progress with my johnny-come-lately MSR-H01 hexapod "DAR-1" .

Here's a video demonstrating a Raspberry Pi sending basic PIP commands WAKE, PAN/TILT operations (via my RPi keyboard), and SLEEP (not shown in video):
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10154069128215104&l=5780932985435073222

I also made progress on face tracking and recognition on the RPi. Here's another rough video:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10154037496705104&l=3213363172391615848

This one really demonstrates the recognition bit:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10154037536670104&l=6740987690657209182

DAR-1's still a work in progress which is why you see wires everywhere but he'll be cleaned up in the end. I'm as impressed with the quality and craftsmanship of your products today as I was when I first saw the video of icHexapod six years ago.

Here's buzzword bingo of stuff I'm using in case anybody out there needs help they can issue a search and find me. I'm still active. :)
MSR-H01
ESD200 bluetooth / rs232 module
Pan/Tilt Auxillary Servo connections
PIP MODE 1 (ESCAPE)
Asynchronous Serial communication / reading ACK packets
Using OpenCV for Face Detection and Recognition
Raspberry Pi and RPi Camera
bluetooth interface ("plugable" brand) for Raspberry Pi
WiFi Dongle for Raspberry Pi
Mac, OSX
USB RS232 cable between Mac and MSR-H01

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