Question:What’s the proper way to actually get my Dobot Magician to connect to my computer? What software is required? Is it expensive?
Solution:Number one, the software is free and it is called Dobot Studio. I am told it always will be, and it is updated regularly. You can install it on as many computers as you wish. Did I mention it is free? As for start up procedure, it is very easy. just watch the short one minute video clip below. A couple other things while we are at it…. be sure that the power supply power cord is plugged in all the way; this is a common reason for not connecting. Also please heed the warning below and NEVER plug inputs or outputs into the robot while it is powered “ON”.
Never connect or disconnect inputs or outputs to the robot while it is powered up or connected to the software. Damage to the robot will result!Continue Reading
Question:I can’t seem to get my encoder to work no matter what I do! It will only ever return a value of 0 or 1, and only for a moment. What’s up?
Answer:Well, did you restart your software and hardware? Then check this out! I’ll bet you have another analog sensor plugged into your cortex, like the sonar…. Found this after searching the web…. If using another analog sensor, the Quad Encoder MUST be plugged into a higher number port. Really? Yup. See the snip below. Spent at least a day on this then found the documentation on line, switched the ports with the sonar sensor so that the encoder was on 8 & 9, and the sonar on 4 & 5, and viola! Success! Try it! Also… we NEVER got the error as shown below… It just didn’t work. Download the whole VEX pdf here: Quadrature+Encoders Continue Reading
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