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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2016, 11:43:37 PM »
Thank you Steve


We live n learn. I am going to redo most of the electronics and reposition a few things. I think I found one error. I used double sided tape to hold the power reduction board in place. I fear it conducted power from + & - or as you say shorted...... All good fun.


I also notice that while reading threads that within the sketch for the nano. In one the D4/D5 is one way and in a separate diagram they are reversed. Can you confirm.


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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2016, 11:56:33 PM »
The pin 4 / 5 relates to the top / bottom microswitch.. I have to admit I got a bit confused which was which when I wired mine up. I played with the code that much that when I got it working I forgot where I started from, hence might of got them mixed up.

You can serial monitor whats going on within the code when it's running through the arduino software so I would wire the microswitchs up but not connect the servo. Insert some code like bottom MS and top MS which will help you identify which ones clicked. I can add these for you if you want so you can see?

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2016, 12:00:29 AM »
Thank you Steve


Any assistance you can do would be greatfully accepted.


I am not an arduino expert. And have never serial monitored !!!


Therefore I feel out of my depth. I may revert to my Mistress Google


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P.S a quick google and here we are
http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-use-the-ARDUINO-SERIAL-MONITOR/

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2016, 05:13:54 PM »
Some members have asked about printing and which filament too use, here are my observations


So when deciding on which filament too use, firstly try too imagine the stresses and forces applied to that part.


I have ended with a mixture of ABS & PLA parts, mainly anything that needs to move is not PLA, and stationary cosmetic parts are ABS.

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2016, 05:01:46 AM »
well, this project as stalled. Two reasons


Firstly, I have an intermittent fault on my printer, so printing replacement parts is a definite Jo. No for now. Think I may have tracked the fault to wiring. the total bain of my life.


Secondly, the wiring for this clone is driving me way past nuts. I have followed the schematics with due diligence but all to no avail. Two burnt out Servo's, one damaged Nano and a fried PRB. Or maybe not......


So I'm not sure, if I should be on the back burner or this project.....


Any help, advise would be very greatfully received


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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2016, 06:23:36 AM »
Where about are you? I would be more than happy to take a look at it for you  if you're local. I'm near Bolton.
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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2016, 08:00:00 PM »
Have you tried just connecting it up to the receiver directly and seeing what is does? This at least will let you know if its the servo or the wiring?
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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2016, 08:01:35 PM »
Yes


I have a servo tester and the servo worked perfectly


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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2016, 08:41:04 PM »
Are your microswitch's on connectors? can you disconnect them to test to see what happens?
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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2016, 09:10:18 PM »
No the MS are hard soldered. I'm thinking of dismantling again and doing board layout to do the tests. Then if everything works I will the reinstall it. Luckily I have most parts on connectors now.....

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2016, 12:22:23 PM »
PROGRESS!


After exchanging an email with Steve. I was pointed into the right direction. I had used the wrong PinchangeInth files. I downloaded the correct ones and reflashed the Nano. That corrected the juddering but I now have another small problem, the servo only rotates with the Microswitches closed. The servo doesn't move otherwise. Anyone able to check or redraw the nano diagram. Something tells me it may not be correct


Anyone able too confirm this........
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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2016, 04:40:57 PM »
You can just reflash the nano but swap round the pin 4 and 5 in the code.. That will do it. :-)
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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2016, 04:43:55 PM »
Thank you Mate, very kind. I'm just finishing watching the Grand Prix. Then will go and give it a try...




Soooooooo close. Once I have this sorted. It's just a need too tidy and maiden

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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2016, 05:27:01 PM »
Right, I have just swapped 4 & 5 over. Reflashed the Nano and restarted


This is now what I have.


Turn Tx on, power Rx


Change Gear switch, nothing happens
Press one Microswitch, the servo rotates, release the Microswitch, it stops rotating.


Change Gear Switch, nothing happens
Press the other Microswitch and the servo rotates the other direction
Release it stops.


If I now swapped NC & NO on both Microswitches do you think it would cause the servo to operate until the switch was triggered?


I must be so close, I'm now just confused.com
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Re: My Inspire 1 Clone Build
« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2016, 07:42:56 PM »
YIPEE,


I have done it. Took a step back and thinking about it. I needed to do two things, firstly change 4 & 5 within the sketch produced by Steve. Then I needed to swap the wires over  from NC & NO. Tried it again and everything works as it should, I am now just so happy.......


Thank you Steve for your kind assistance


I can now finish the electronic install and do the final setup..... Once installed I shall write an upto date setup for the Leg moving electronics


It is now so very exciting
« Last Edit: April 03, 2016, 11:54:30 PM by Inspire.clone »