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So today I received the 8"/200mm PiCamera flex cable  --Adafruit pn 1647 $1.95 for the Pan-N-Tilt mod. I previously submitted. It works well with test script, I will need to invert/flip video 180* so as not to have the funky reverse bend in the cable...But as I like to have local HDMI access when coding I purchased Adafruit's NEW MINI HDMI cable and hardware...as well as an HDMI Straight F connector-pn 3551 $6.50, an HDMI R/A-D/M connector-pn 3549 $6.50, and a HDMI Ribbon 10mm cable- pn 3560 $1.50 to add a right angle HDMI cable/port so I could attach a monitor without removing the wheel.

Following posted manual SD card build with revised Github downloads:...

So all revised code examples have been tested, Tilt camera, wheel drive, Ultrasound, and audio, Arduino and Python test codes working.

No to see about WebSockets and camera/video streaming.....
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PiBot Pioneers Questions/Answers / Re: piBot problems
« Last post by thomasM on November 19, 2017, 09:17:50 pm »
I'll send the old board back. I looks like postage will be about $12. Also can you add my GitHub user name tmccaffr to the repo so I can clone the software.
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I turned on Arduino verbose during upload in the Arduino preferences tab: these are the error results during upload. I have PiBot MCU plugged into RPI3 DC adapter 5.1v
Fresh Raspbian Stretch build 2017-09-07-raspbian-stretch.zip 1,716,107KB
SanDisk 16GB microSDHC card (pn SDSDQ-016G-RS46)
Arduino 2:1.0.5+dfsg2-4.1
Board: Pibot
Programmer: Raspberry Pi GPIO
Serial Port: /dev/ttyS0
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Original error log
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Binary sketch size: 2,536 bytes (of a 30,720 byte maximum)
/usr/bin/autoreset:16: RuntimeWarning: This channel is already in use, continuing anyway.  Use GPIO.setwarnings(False) to disable warnings.
  GPIO.setup(pin, GPIO.OUT)
done with autoreset
avrdude-original: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
strace: |autoreset: Broken pipe
strace: |autoreset: Broken pipe
strace: |autoreset: Broken pipe
strace: |autoreset: Broken pipe
strace: |autoreset: Broken pipe
strace: |autoreset: Broken pipe

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Turned on verbose during upload in Arduino preferences per:
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/19765037/arduino-sketch-upload-issue-avrdude-stk500-recv-programmer-is-not-responding
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Binary sketch size: 2,536 bytes (of a 30,720 byte maximum)
/usr/share/arduino/hardware/tools/avrdude -C/usr/share/arduino/hardware/tools/avrdude.conf -v -v -v -v -patmega328p -carduino -P/dev/ttyS0 -b57600 -D -Uflash:w:/tmp/build8751029525346121626.tmp/Sweep.cpp.hex:i

avrdude-original: Version 5.10, compiled on Jun 18 2012 at 12:38:29
                  Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Brian Dean, http://www.bdmicro.com/
                  Copyright (c) 2007-2009 Joerg Wunsch

                  System wide configuration file is "/usr/share/arduino/hardware/tools/avrdude.conf"
                  User configuration file is "/root/.avrduderc"
                  User configuration file does not exist or is not a regular file, skipping

                  Using Port                    : /dev/ttyS0
                  Using Programmer              : arduino
                  Overriding Baud Rate          : 57600
done with autoreset
avrdude-original: Send: 0 [30]   [20]
avrdude-original: Send: 0 [30]   [20]
avrdude-original: Send: 0 [30]   [20]
avrdude-original: ser_recv(): programmer is not responding
avrdude-original: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
strace: |autoreset: Broken pipe
strace: |autoreset: Broken pipe
strace: |autoreset: Broken pipe
strace: |autoreset: Broken pipe
strace: |autoreset: Broken pipe

avrdude-original done.  Thank you.

strace: |autoreset: Broken pipe
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PiBot Pioneers Questions/Answers / Re: piBot problems-New SD CArd
« Last post by jemartel on November 13, 2017, 02:06:55 am »
I  was unable to get the Arduino 1.8.5 or Arduino 2:1.05+dfsg2-4.1 to connect and upload any files to the PiBot MCU, so I have tried to rebuild a new SD card from a fresh download of the Raspbian stretch as indicated in the wiki and in the Pioneers github
autoInstall.sh and Pi-Bot git install. The fresh install did not have the Arduino 1.8.5 (good cuz that didn't recognize the PiBot MCU). Following the forum :
https://github.com/pi-bot/pioneers/blob/master/config/installSteps.md.... got me further but I am not an expert with editing with "VIM" but a handy google search helped me insert and save. I could now select PiBot and the serial port was listed (good)...I have tried each listed programmer...

no so fast....the upload is failing with a:
 
avrdude-original: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
strace:  |autoreset:  Broken pipe


I think A revised document is in order
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PiBot Pioneers Questions/Answers / Re: piBot problems
« Last post by jemartel on November 09, 2017, 09:40:56 pm »
I've just setup sound through built-in speaker. I have tried to setup Alexa.... how do I setup the USB microphone that was included with my kit
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PiBot Pioneers Questions/Answers / Re: PiBot Mods
« Last post by jemartel on November 09, 2017, 08:25:30 pm »
Sound, audio, espeak...Alexa...

Followed your sound, espeak direction from wiki...no issues
Followed dexterindustries speech to text with python...no issues

Amazon's Alexa....well it started well ...created my "piBot acct" but running their setup.sh is having issues with missing repo's....but kept trying following messages on screen... hopefully soon I can install credentials..
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PiBot Pioneers Questions/Answers / Re: PiBot Mods-audio
« Last post by jemartel on November 09, 2017, 04:38:59 pm »
You indicate in order for sound to work, we must move slider switch towards center. Is this a two position switch...ie On/Off. Or did you mean to slide switch towards center of pibot, to the left. That is a tiny switch...




It isn't clear to me servo pin connection orientation. Sig/gnd/5v . Orange/black/brown wires. There are 3 rows of pins , are each set of pins - left to right associated with a gpio or front to back.




Also there are two stepper motor ports, which is associated with code.
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PiBot Pioneers Questions/Answers / Re: Customizing your robots name and settings.
« Last post by jemartel on November 09, 2017, 04:13:50 pm »
hand drawn Pan N Tilt mount mod.
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PiBot Pioneers Questions/Answers / PiBot Mods
« Last post by jemartel on November 09, 2017, 03:30:17 pm »
Just a little mod for Pan N Tilt

... 1"× 2 3/16" piece of plastic with 4 holes drilled to align with the Pi MCU mounting holes... and stepper motor mount holes. The 6 standoffs and screws came from my included "bits n bobs bag"....but will need a longer camera cable..I believe Adafruit has a variety of longer lengths.

Need to measure and determine range of all axis motions...at least 2" more.

https://www.adafruit.com/product/1647 200mm/8" $1.95
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PiBot Pioneers Questions/Answers / Re: Customizing your robots name and settings.
« Last post by jemartel on November 09, 2017, 04:43:28 am »
Just a little camera mount mod. a 1" x 2 3/16" piece a thin plastic with 4 holes drilled in it , Aligned with Pi MCU IO board and 2 with stepper motor mounting holes and hardware included with kit. ... but also needs a camera cable that is at least 2+" longer
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