Boe Bot Servos Won't Move

My Boe Bot's servos won't move when I give them the command to. I checked that everything is connected. This unit has been in storage for a while. What can I do?

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  • Mike GreenMike Green Posts: 22,411
    edited May 28 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Do you have fresh batteries in the BoeBot? How are you giving commands to the servos? They're usually controlled with a PULSOUT statement in a program which should not have changed while in storage. In any event, more information would be useful.
  • ercoerco Posts: 17,950
    Batteries are the #1 cause of robot problems. Try using fresh new alkaline cells. Also remember that it takes a steady string of servo pulses to move the servos. One pulsout does nothing.

    For example:

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    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Thanks. I got it sorted out
  • ercoerco Posts: 17,950
    edited May 28 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Bravo!

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    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • kwinnkwinn Posts: 7,483
    @erco

    Citytv? What city?
    In science there is no authority. There is only experiment.
    Life is unpredictable. Eat dessert first.
  • ercoerco Posts: 17,950
    Dunno. Just a GIF I Googled.
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • kwinn wrote: »
    @erco

    Citytv? What city?


    erco wrote: »
    Dunno. Just a GIF I Googled.



    Second City?
  • kwinnkwinn Posts: 7,483
    MikeDYur wrote: »
    kwinn wrote: »
    @erco

    Citytv? What city?


    erco wrote: »
    Dunno. Just a GIF I Googled.



    Second City?

    Could be, but it looked like Toronto's Citytv station and I was wondering how far that signal was reaching. Back in ...err... less liberal days that station had some late night programming that had some folks putting up tall antenna towers to pick up their signal.
    In science there is no authority. There is only experiment.
    Life is unpredictable. Eat dessert first.
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