I'm new to both the ArbotiX and Dynamixel components. I'm well versed in Atmel chips and general programming.
I constructed my PhantomX board and I'm looking to just test everything then write a simple python server that can control the turret for me. I'm using the CommEXT.py script to test basic functionality / movement. I am currently unable to get the actuators to move.
Here is what I get:
Here is what I've troubleshooted
./CommEXT.py /dev/tty.usbserial-A400C242 -1
I can not confirm that the Comm_EXT firmware is loaded onto my ArbotiX board but this is what the turret manual says. I see the same output from CommEXT.py when the FTDI cable is connected to the ArtbotiX and when it is disconnected.
- Power is on and LED is lit
- FTDI wire is correct orientation (tried both orientations, command fails on both, status light only flickers with correct orientation)
- Power jumper set for VIN
- J1 Jumper set to tie RX/TX, although I also tried toggling it.
- Tried changing order of cables into Dynamixel
Does anyone have any ideas? I can burn the Comm_EXT if necessary, I assume this is CommExt.pde.