EB500 Keeps blinking
Manny from United States  [6 posts]
14 years

I am trying to follow this tutorial....I have built the robot in the correct fashion (a la MSRS pin #'s).  I've downloaded the code to the stamp for MSRS.  Now in Roborealm, when i run the parallax_boebot module, i get nothing from the eb500 mounted on the board.  It just blinks on and off forever.  I opened the serial module and it lit up solid green.  Why is the boebot module not connecting?
Manny from United States  [6 posts] 14 years
I really have absolutely no idea why i will not connect through the module.  If i try and pair the pc/eb500, it does with no problem in under 2 seconds.  Now from within roborealm, the parallax module will not create the connection.  If i try and pair the two first, and then run parallax_boebot module, i still get the same problem.  Any ideas?
Anonymous 14 years

Try downloading the latest version We reviewed the Parallax_BoeBot module and found that the timeout was a little short at 1 second. We have increased that to 10 seconds which seems to operate better.

Try out the new version and let us know if you still see the blinking.

Manny from United States  [6 posts] 14 years
How long ago was the update? I will try this when I get home but I have only had the software for about 2 weeks.

Thanks for the response and let me know.
Manny from United States  [6 posts] 14 years
I take that back, i am using  I just realized it shows the version up top.  I will test it out as soon as I get home and let you all know how it goes!
Manny from United States  [6 posts] 14 years
i got home...loaded the formsrs.bs2 onto the basic stamp again.  It got a solid led for about 5 seconds, and then it starts to flash.  What do you think the issue is?  I loaded the serial module and it connects with stop bits at 1 but not 2.  hrm?
Manny from United States  [6 posts] 14 years
SUCCESS.  I got the robot to respond to the parallax_boebot module.  So, now i just gotta get the vision portion operating and that will be it.  I will post the code when I finish. Thanks steven!

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