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    SALE: Lynxmotion Tri-Track chassis kit

    Hi folks,

    I haven't visited the forums in a long time. I started working on a tri-tracks based project in 2009 and I never got around to finishing it. Anyways, I have a Lynxmotion tri-tracks...
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    Re: Just received my order from Trossen

    I did not want to create another thread for this and hence I am posting here. I wanted to put in an awesome word for Trossen Robotics and specifically Andrew. He has sent me a lot of parts over the...
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    Question(s) Re: Johnny 5 for AI project

    Try to get as close to 12V or above. The losses under 12V are quite significant (i made a thread in the "power" forum) and you would get lesser run-time for the same capacity.
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    Question(s) Re: Powering a Pico-itx

    Obviously Adrenalynn is the top guru around here but I just thought I will put in my two cents since I have been playing around with my picoITX for a bit now. I have a picoPSU 60WI which can take...
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    Discussion picoPSU power consumption

    Hello folks,

    Just thought I would share some numbers here from my picoPSU power consumption rates that I have been experimenting with for the last couple days.

    Hardware:
    VIA EPIA PX5000EG @...
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    Question(s) Re: PX5000 problems

    On a closer look, there seems to be some residue left on the CMOS battery holder from the past. Is it possible that a battery might have leaked in the past, damaging/shorting some pins thereabouts...
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    Question(s) Re: PX5000 problems

    Nope, just dismantled the entire tri-track chassis to get to the pico, reset the RTC RAM using the pink jumper onboard, set it back to normal position thereafter. Then started the system, obviously,...
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    Question(s) Re: PX5000 problems

    Ok, just downloaded the 1.03 version BIOS and the windows flash utility from VIA's website. Backed up the existing 1.04 version of BIOS from the tool and then flashed the 1.03 version. The flash was...
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    Question(s) Re: PX5000 problems

    Very surprising that the DOS and the Windows based BIOS flash utilities are both beta!

    http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/downloads.jsp?motherboard_id=472

    One would think that VIA...
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    Question(s) Re: PX5000 problems

    Thanks Tybs and Adrenalynn. I have not touched the BIOS yet. The board came with 1.04 version and the official one on VIA's website is 1.03. I guess I am kinda scared in doing that since I dont see...
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    Question(s) Re: PX5000 problems

    Ok, just turned on my pico once again, and the time shows up from last night (11:46 PM, 30th January, 2009) when I had shutdown XP and unplugged the cord from the picoPSU. So, as Adrenalynn said, the...
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    Question(s) Re: PX5000 problems

    Came back home and switched on the picoITX and the clock showed the time from the morning (7:45 AM to be precise) when I had powered it down before going to work and unplugged it from the wall. So...
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    Question(s) Re: PX5000 problems

    Thanks jes. The RTC being a bad boy was the first thought that came into my mind last evening. I will try to measure the current over the weekend as you have suggested (fun weekend yayy!!). Yes, the...
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    Question(s) Re: PX5000 problems

    Thanks Tyb and Jes.

    @Tyb: Yes, I was also wondering if rolling back the BIOS to 1.03 would help. The problem is, I cant find any documentation on how to flash/backup the BIOS on the pico. Also, I...
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    Question(s) PX5000 problems

    Hello folks,

    I have just recently started using my newly acquired picoITX PX5000EG on my tri-track chassis. I have run into multiple issues with this board and was wondering if anyone else here...
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    I cant really look at the FPS output of my cam since I am at work, but for my project, I am using a Microsoft VX3000 webcam, and with the lowlight function turned on, I get a pretty good image....
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    Question(s) Re: VIA PX5000 and battery questions

    I did extensive file copy operations to the 2.5" hard drive from the network and yet the total consumption from the picoPSU end was only .2A @ 19.75V. I just couldnt get the current to bump over .22A...
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    Question(s) Re: VIA PX5000 and battery questions

    Hello again!

    I have finally managed to acquire all the parts for my first tracks based robot (a HUGE thanks to Tyberius!).

    I was playing around with the picoITX with Windows XP booted up and...
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    Question(s) Batteries + connectors + charger

    Hello friends,

    My pico-ITX based project is falling into shape (thanks 4mem8 and Tyberius for all your advice). I was looking around for batteries and came across http://www.onlybatterypacks.com...
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    Re: i am selling a johnny five tri-track chassis

    Is this still up for grabs?
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    Question(s) Re: Airsoft R/C Tanks

    I still haven't got the tank. This is an ongoing quest for a proper tracked base for my robot project (if you look at the thread below this). Since I am running out of options, I was looking at the...
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    Question(s) Airsoft R/C Tanks

    Has anyone had any experience in building a robot out of an Airsoft R/C tank's frame? If so, any information/pictures/dimensions would be very helpful. Thanks.
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    Re: PC based robot frames

    The motherboard I have chosen is smaller than yours at 10 cm x 7.2 cm . Did you use a tracked base? Which one?
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    Re: PC based robot frames

    Thanks for the reply, Sienna. I am not really a fan of the tri-track because of its form-factor. I was looking to see if there was a way to integrate the A4WD1 chassis with the lynxmotion tracks....
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    Re: PC based robot frames

    Have you worked on any pico-ITX projects? Can you give me an approximate idea if a pico-ITX board will fit inside such a RC tank? I cant find any pictures of it online where the innards are exposed.
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    Re: PC based robot frames

    Sienna, is this the one you are talking about:

    http://www.edirectory.co.uk/pf/880/mia/d/rc+radio+remote+control+1+12+tank+almost+1+metre+long/pid/4880355
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    Re: PC based robot frames

    Well, I am not even bringing in the costs here. Apart from the lynxmotion tri-track and the robotics connection traxster, I have yet to see any other decent track based system. The lynxmotion...
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    Re: PC based robot frames

    Now I am in complete confusion. Sienna does not like the 1/12 tanks. Adrenalynn does not like the Robotics Connection Traxster II. So we just have one decent track based system..namely the tri-track...
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    Re: PC based robot frames

    Hi 4mem8,

    Sent you a private message.
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    Re: PC based robot frames

    Thanks Adrenalynn. The reason why I was opting for the lynxmotion or robotics connection was because I can actually see their innards and figure out if there would be enough space for my components...
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    Re: PC based robot frames

    Any suggestions for such a R/C tank which can hold my pico-ITX, phidget motorcontrol and the batteries?
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    Re: PC based robot frames

    Hi Tyberius,
    I dont have a problem with the costs of the tri-track v/s traxster. I just want something in this form factor, which looks more like a conventional tank. I dont like the tri-tracks form...
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    Re: PC based robot frames

    Needless to say, you are definitely the best at what you do. I do not have the tools necessarry to build something like this. Is there anything you can suggest to me (besides the tri-track) that can...
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    Re: PC based robot frames

    So you mean it is possible to use that chassis with the track parts mentioned here:
    http://www.lynxmotion.com/Product.aspx?productID=604&CategoryID=112

    If so, that would be ideal. I guess I...
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    Re: PC based robot frames

    Thanks for the reply again. I am not sure why they would post something like this on their website if they dont sell it or have the instructions on how to assemble it. The tri track system is a...
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    Re: PC based robot frames

    The lynxmotion tracks definitely look good. However, I am not very confident of building them from scratch since I am a beginner at this and want to focus more on the software aspect. If I can get a...
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    Re: PC based robot frames

    Sorry for hijacking this thread, however, I am trying to build a pico-ITX based robot and was looking for a good track based chassis which could hold my pico-ITX motherboard, phidgets motor...
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    Question(s) Re: Stream webcam from PC based robot

    Thanks robot maker. webcamxp seems to be a good catch. I am tinkering with that now. Thanks again!

    EDIT: Thats exactly what I was looking for. It can stream in Flash too! Now I can embed that in...
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    Question(s) Re: Stream webcam from PC based robot

    Thanks for the reply Adrenalynn. That thread mostly talks about dedicated IP cameras or cameras which operate over 2.4 Ghz (non-Wifi). I am looking for a setup where I can just connect a USB (or...
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    Question(s) Stream webcam from PC based robot

    Hello folks,

    I have been searching this for quite sometime and also went through all the posts here. I am trying to design a pico-ITX based robot which will also have a webcam. I was trying to...
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