28 Oct 2006 Botnerd   » (Master)

Well, things are taking a little bit of time on T.R.A.P. I got the microcontroller hooked up and it was blinking its oboard LEDs that let you know it is working(a diagnostic.) Everything went wrong when I tried to program my OOPic-C though. I was testing it out with a LED which I was trying to get it to blink. I had the LED hooked to the right pin inline with a 1k resistor and to ground, but the thing would just not blink, and I know my code was good too. I also tried a simple program that makes a servo motor spin all the way around, but to no avail, that didn't work either. I do not know what is wrong with my OOPic-C. I hope that I didn't fry it, but I am getting a reading from its EEPROM, I don't know. I guess I will have to look at it later. As far as I have read you put in the code, compile it, and then it should start executing, but mine is not doing a thing. For now though I have just ordered a Basic Atom. With the Basic Atom I will not be able to program in C, but at least I should be able to move on fairly quickly. I am also working on a few mechanical things on the arm, like adding the weights to weigh the base down, but also I have noticed that the servo horn that the actual arm is connected to is bending a great deal, so I am going to have to do something to ease the stress, asize that everything should go smoothly after I get my new micro put on and programed.

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