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Spyder
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2020-09-26 6:59 pm  

This looked like a simple enough project. The instructions were pretty simple, the stl's printed fine, it contained all the arduino code that I thought I needed, but, of course, it doesn't work for me

Here's what I built...

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And here's the instructables page I followed...

https://www.instructables.com/id/GorillaBot-the-3D-Printed-Arduino-Autonomous-Sprin/

Admittedly, I didn't have the magnetometer in stock, so I didn't include it in the build, but, I figured that if I was just gonna use it for remote control, that I wouldn't need it

I guess it's possible that the script is written in such a way that if that part isn't found, that it just won't work, and my skills at programming aren't up to speed enough to notice if the thing is actually required

I know I should ratchet my programming skills up a couple of notches, but, this old dog just isn't up to learning that many new tricks


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Recycled Roadkill
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2020-09-28 3:12 am  

Here's a link to an Amazon arduino type magnotometer:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I1J0Z7Y/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=A30QSGOJR8LMXA&psc=1

Maybe someone here can describe how this hooks up to a nano. (Why does nothing come with instructions anymore?)

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Spyder
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2020-09-29 12:09 am  

@recycled-roadkill

I ordered it. Maybe it will help

Then again, maybe I'm missing the actual code that goes into the bot, and I have TWO different scripts for the controller


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Spyder
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2020-10-02 12:48 am  

@recycled-roadkill

Some magnetometers showed up today. They're not the ones you posted, and they're not EXACTLY the same as called for in the instructable. (instructable called for QMC5883L, what I got was HMC5883L, closest I could find that was in stock)

May have some time this weekend to play with it, or not. My new 3D printer showed up today, so I'll have to find some place to retire one of mine to so I can set up the new one, and I already opened the box, and it looks like it's gonna be a PROJECT putting it together

This one has instructions... in English... they're not very helpful, but, at least it has them

I'd almost forgotten how much fun this can be. Maybe in the mean time I'll poke around to see if there are any useful upgrades for it before I set about to building it


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