Pete Sevcik | 1 Jul 23:03 2004

Re: is it possible to make a motor with a limited range of travel?

> There are some methods involving non-lego peices in the mix. One such
> method, is to build a touch sensor using a microswitch from a mouse. 

Instructions for building a diode-based limit switch can be found at
http://www.techno-stuff.com/limit.htm
Techno-stuff also has a limit switch adapter, that lets you use standard Lego
switch sensors to stop a motor without using any sensor ports.
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chrismaker | 3 Jul 12:59 2004
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how to program the spybot remote

hi everybody ;-)

I use brickCC to program my spybot, do you know how I can program remote' s
functions ?? (I talk about the spybot's remote)

I' m not a programmer specialist so could you give me few code or a good
explanation

Thanks to all

Chris from France

my LEGOTIC site:
http://mapage.noos.fr/chrismaker/index.htm 
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Steve Hassenplug | 3 Jul 14:08 2004
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Re: how to program the spybot remote

In lugnet.robotics, Chris Masclet wrote:
> hi everybody ;-)
>
> I use brickCC to program my spybot, do you know how I can program remote' s
> functions ?? (I talk about the spybot's remote)
>
> I' m not a programmer specialist so could you give me few code or a good
> explanation
>
> Thanks to all
>
> Chris from France
>
> my LEGOTIC site:
> http://mapage.noos.fr/chrismaker/index.htm

You can't change any programming in the remote control, beyond changing which ID
it's sending (1,2, or 3).

All the programming is in the Spybot, where you can change how it responds to
different buttons.

Steve
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chrismaker | 3 Jul 14:39 2004
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Re: how to program the spybot remote

In lugnet.robotics, Steve Hassenplug wrote:
> In lugnet.robotics, Chris Masclet wrote:
>> hi everybody ;-)
>>
>> I use brickCC to program my spybot, do you know how I can program remote' s
>> functions ?? (I talk about the spybot's remote)
>>
>> I' m not a programmer specialist so could you give me few code or a good
>> explanation
>>
>> Thanks to all
>>
>> Chris from France
>>
>> my LEGOTIC site:
>> http://mapage.noos.fr/chrismaker/index.htm
>
> You can't change any programming in the remote control, beyond changing which ID
> it's sending (1,2, or 3).
>
> All the programming is in the Spybot, where you can change how it responds to
> different buttons.
>
> Steve

Hi Steve :-)

OK, does it means "spybot" listen remote as it was another spybot ?? using
exactly same communication functions ?

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Joseph Woolley | 3 Jul 15:54 2004
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Re: how to program the spybot remote

This is not exactly what you are looking for, but I hope it helps!

http://news.lugnet.com/robotics/spybotics/?n=316

I think you can use the same process, but you will have to learn what 
code each button on the remote sends.

// Joe
http://calledtoconstruct.net

chrismaker wrote:

> In lugnet.robotics, Steve Hassenplug wrote:
> 
>>In lugnet.robotics, Chris Masclet wrote:
>>
>>>hi everybody ;-)
>>>
>>>I use brickCC to program my spybot, do you know how I can program remote' s
>>>functions ?? (I talk about the spybot's remote)
>>>
>>>I' m not a programmer specialist so could you give me few code or a good
>>>explanation
>>>
>>>Thanks to all
>>>
>>>Chris from France
>>>
>>>my LEGOTIC site:
>>>http://mapage.noos.fr/chrismaker/index.htm
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chrismaker | 3 Jul 23:19 2004
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Re: how to program the spybot remote

In lugnet.robotics, Joseph Woolley wrote:
> This is not exactly what you are looking for, but I hope it helps!
>
> http://news.lugnet.com/robotics/spybotics/?n=316
>
> I think you can use the same process, but you will have to learn what
> code each button on the remote sends.
>
> // Joe
> http://calledtoconstruct.net
>
> chrismaker wrote:
>
>> In lugnet.robotics, Steve Hassenplug wrote:
>>
>>> In lugnet.robotics, Chris Masclet wrote:
>>>
>>>> hi everybody ;-)
>>>>
>>>> I use brickCC to program my spybot, do you know how I can program remote' s
>>>> functions ?? (I talk about the spybot's remote)
>>>>
>>>> I' m not a programmer specialist so could you give me few code or a good
>>>> explanation
>>>>
>>>> Thanks to all
>>>>
>>>> Chris from France
>>>>
>>>> my LEGOTIC site:
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Steve Hassenplug | 4 Jul 01:18 2004
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Re: how to program the spybot remote

In lugnet.robotics, Chris Masclet wrote:
> oh my dear!!I just want to pilot my spy trhu remote (button 1:left, button2:
> front,button 3: right) and it looks too hard for me...
>
> do I have gave to give up ? :-)

don't give up.

without any programming, the remote will drive the spybot.  button 1 & 4 control
the right motor, button 3 & 5  control the left motor.  It seems messed up, but
that's how it is.

If the motors go the wrong way, you can switch the direction from the spybot
software.

Steve
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chrismaker | 4 Jul 02:41 2004
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Re: how to program the spybot remote


> don't give up.
>
> without any programming, the remote will drive the spybot.  button 1 & 4 control
> the right motor, button 3 & 5  control the left motor.  It seems messed up, but
> that's how it is.
>
> If the motors go the wrong way, you can switch the direction from the spybot
> software.
>
> Steve

Steve, no doubt you' re the best !! ;-)

quite simple !! perfect!! the good thing is that it works even when program
runs....

Thanks a lot

(hey Steve have you the seen the gyro-bob on my site, the simplest mechanical alternative to legway:
http://mapage.noos.fr/chrismaker/gyroscience.htm   )

Chris from Freelug (France)
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Brian Davis | 4 Jul 14:32 2004

Repairing small 9v battery box

   I've got one recently off od Bricklink, and it seems not to be working. Yes,
new battery, yes, battery works in other small 9v boxes, yes, I made sure it was
cool (thermal protection). Any ideas? Any suggestions how to troubleshoot or fix
it, *without* destroying it? Is there a non-destructive disassembly method?
   While we're at it, what's the max currrent (sustained) these can take before
the thermal protection cuts in? Brief tests show it's less than 5 amps...

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Jerry Kalpin | 4 Jul 16:55 2004
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Re: Repairing small 9v battery box

In lugnet.robotics, Brian Davis wrote:
>    I've got one recently off od Bricklink, and it seems not to be working. Yes,
> new battery, yes, battery works in other small 9v boxes, yes, I made sure it was
> cool (thermal protection). Any ideas? Any suggestions how to troubleshoot or fix
> it, *without* destroying it? Is there a non-destructive disassembly method?
>    While we're at it, what's the max currrent (sustained) these can take before
> the thermal protection cuts in? Brief tests show it's less than 5 amps...

I had a large battery box that was did not work reliably (sometimes yes,
sometimes no).  The problem was burning at a battery contact.  The current does
not need to be very high to do that if the contact area is very small.  The
discolored spots were 'open circuit'.

Jerry
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