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elaughlin
12-12-2010, 07:38 PM
Recently Tybs got me back up and running with my wiring harness problems. So I get power to my Arbotix via battery power. That is all good now.

And now I wanted to test out my Target/Scoring panel equipment.

I attached the battery and harness to the Scoring Board ( the same way I would to my Arbotix board), flipped the switch on the harness, but nothing. Was confused as to why this happened. Tried both of my batteries. Don't know whats up.

For reference (to Fergs I guess). I bought my scoring board from another forum member a couple months ago. Its a REV. B board.

Any help or ideas?

gdubb2
12-12-2010, 08:13 PM
Do you have the manual for the Rev B board.. If not, I have it.

Make sure the power is the correct polarity.

Gary

DresnerRobotics
12-12-2010, 08:14 PM
The polarity orientation is opposite from the Arbotix, fyi.

Check here, page 2, for reference: http://vanadiumlabs.com/docs/mini-manual.pdf

lnxfergy
12-12-2010, 08:43 PM
The Rev.B board manual is here: http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/datacenter/manuals-spec-sheets-documentation-3/avrra-mini-manual-draft-b-141/

2010 Scoring info was here: http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/showthread.php?t=3797

-Fergs

elaughlin
12-12-2010, 09:24 PM
Uh oh

Putting them in the wrong polarity.... would that make my board useless now?

DresnerRobotics
12-12-2010, 09:25 PM
Shouldn't, just correct it and test it out :p

lnxfergy
12-12-2010, 09:37 PM
Uh oh

Putting them in the wrong polarity.... would that make my board useless now?

Not unless you smelled smokage -- and even then, the regulator sacrifices itself to save the board. (which is a pretty easy fix)

-Fergs

elaughlin
12-12-2010, 09:40 PM
phew. It did not hurt it. I got it powered. Tested some target panels as well. Blue LED lights up as well.

Thanks guys.

DresnerRobotics
12-12-2010, 09:43 PM
Keep those target panel cables away from your gun motors!

elaughlin
12-12-2010, 10:07 PM
You mean from getting caught in the motor? Or just far away to avoid interference?

lnxfergy
12-12-2010, 10:30 PM
You mean from getting caught in the motor? Or just far away to avoid interference?

Interference -- but it's more of an issue for defenders than tank guns.

-Fergs