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by Moonie
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Wii remote controlled car problem with control
Replies: 18
Views: 4022

Re: Wii remote controlled car problem with control

Hi Doug I have built the robot as per the instructions on the Raspberry Pi website.... http://www.raspberrypi.org/learning/robobutler/ I am using a Ryantek motor controller board.... http://store.ryanteck.uk/collections/ryanteck-ltd/products/ryanteck-motor-controller-board?variant=741358763 The boar...
by Moonie
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Wii remote controlled car problem with control
Replies: 18
Views: 4022

Re: Wii remote controlled car problem with control

We cant get this to work :cry: As far as I can see the GPIO (Broadcom) pins to control the motors are as follows.... Motor 1 = Pins 17 & 18 Motor 2 = Pins 22 & 23 "True" on pins 17 & 22 will drive the motors forwards (may have to reverse wires on motor as required) "True" on pins 18 & 23 will drive ...
by Moonie
Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Wii remote controlled car problem with control
Replies: 18
Views: 4022

Re: Wii remote controlled car problem with control

Thanks will give that a go ☺
by Moonie
Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Wii remote controlled car problem with control
Replies: 18
Views: 4022

Wii remote controlled car problem with control

Hi Me and my son have just built the "Wiimote-controlled Robot Butler" from the make section on the main page. All is working ok however, we are having problems with the control of the robot and need some help with the program to control the motors as we require. I am using..... A 2WD robot chassis ...
by Moonie
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter
Replies: 194
Views: 79903

Re: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter

All working :D

Thank you very much for your help
by Moonie
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter
Replies: 194
Views: 79903

Re: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter

Thanks for the information Richard

As you may be able to tell im quite new to all this!

I have PiHAT 0.1

Is there a newer version available?

Thanks
by Moonie
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter
Replies: 194
Views: 79903

Re: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter

About 2 meters I have just tried it with the pi sat next to the remote socket, still will not pair I get the following.................... pi@raspberrypi ~ $ cd pihat pi@raspberrypi ~/pihat $ chmod +x pihat pi@raspberrypi ~/pihat $ ./pihat --brand=5 --repeats=50 --id=0 --channel=7 --state=1 Usage: p...
by Moonie
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter
Replies: 194
Views: 79903

Re: PiHAT - Rasberry Pi Home Automation Transmitter

Help!

I can not get pihat to pair with my Status remotes

What am I doing wrong?

I have the antenna on gpio4, I have installed and run pihat however when running....

./pihat --brand=5 --repeats=50 --id=0 --channel=7 --state=1

It will not pair to the remote socket :evil:
by Moonie
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Help with software/programming
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Help with software/programming

Thanks, will have a go at that :)
by Moonie
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Help with software/programming
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Help with software/programming

Hi, I am in the process of getting my pi to remote control mains sockets and am following this guide.... http://www.hoagieshouse.com/RaspberryPi/RCSockets/RCPlug.html Im more of an electronics person, programming is completely new to me so I am looking for some advice in this area! In the above guid...
by Moonie
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: re-installing SD card image
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

Re: re-installing SD card image

I use GParted to partition memory cards or expand the partition

Video here.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DztSRaFyaVE
by Moonie
Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Red LED on Faint Green LED
Replies: 253
Views: 70490

Re: Red LED on Faint Green LED

So you can confirm that when you have Red light on, and green light very faint, it's only a SDcard problem ? No need to send back the card ? I can confirm that in my case a change of SD card has got my Pi working I was using/trying a 8GB Scandisc class 4 card and had the faint green LED/would not b...
by Moonie
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Red LED on Faint Green LED
Replies: 253
Views: 70490

Re: Red LED on Faint Green LED

So are people with the power led on & pin prick/faint light from the ok light solving the issse by using a different SD card? I have a Scandisc 8GB class 4 card wich refuses to work (says it should be ok on the compatable card list) I dont really want to go out and purchase another card to find i ha...
by Moonie
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi = busted, yay.
Replies: 34
Views: 6005

Re: Pi = busted, yay.

Sure I contacted RS, but they said to call again Wednesday for these holidays and things for thats when the team is in, do I -need- to let them know I'm sending down a replacement, or attach a covering letter with a copy of the invoice and the Pi for a replacement? With RS components you need to fi...
by Moonie
Wed May 30, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Red LED on Faint Green LED
Replies: 253
Views: 70490

Re: Red LED on Faint Green LED

Sounds like the same problem i have and mine will be returned tomorrow
by Moonie
Wed May 30, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Red LED on Faint Green LED
Replies: 253
Views: 70490

Re: Red LED on Faint Green LED

The soldering around the fuses on my board looks very poor Infact, the soldering quality on most of the boards components looks poor quality.

Got my returns form printed out and it will be on its way back to RS tomorrow for an exchange.
by Moonie
Wed May 30, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Red LED on Faint Green LED
Replies: 253
Views: 70490

Re: Red LED on Faint Green LED

Same here!

My board also arrived today from RS :evil:
by Moonie
Wed May 30, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Red LED on Faint Green LED
Replies: 253
Views: 70490

Re: Red LED on Faint Green LED

Same here!

Again, my board arrived today from RS components :evil:

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