Comments by Amanda

  • PyTic - Python interface for Pololu Tic Stepper Motor Controllers

    PyTic - Python interface for Pololu Tic Stepper Motor Controllers

    - 5 June 2019

    Hello.

    The blog is not an appropriate place for troubleshooting code-related issues; we would be happy to help you troubleshoot on our forum:

    https://forum.pololu.com

    - Amanda

  • Video: Getting Started with the Tic Stepper Motor Controllers

    Video: Getting Started with the Tic Stepper Motor Controllers

    - 6 December 2018

    Hello.

    You can change the period for the Tic's command timeout feature (or disable it) from the "Input and motor settings" tab of the Tic Control Center. This information can be found in the "Error handling" section of the Tic's user's guide.

    As for your question, the settings under the "Input and motor settings" tab and "Advanced settings" tab in the Tic Control Center will be saved on the Tic's EEPROM (after clicking the "Apply settings" button), so each time the Tic is reset or power cycled, those settings will persist.

    If you have more questions, I recommend posting about it on our forum.

    - Amanda

  • Video: Introducing the Tic Stepper Motor Controllers

    Video: Introducing the Tic Stepper Motor Controllers

    - 1 November 2018

    Yes, you can use libpololu-tic on the Raspberry Pi, but not on the Arduino, since the C library uses USB commands to interface with the Tic. We have a separate library for the Tic designed to work with Arduino products:

    https://github.com/pololu/tic-arduino

    If you have further questions, please post on our forum:

    https://forum.pololu.com/

    - Amanda

  • Video: Introducing the Tic Stepper Motor Controllers

    Video: Introducing the Tic Stepper Motor Controllers

    - 31 October 2018

    Hello, Helge.

    We do not have any C examples using the library for the Tic. You would need to read the documentation of the library in the include/tic.h file to understand how to use it.

    - Amanda

  • New product: A-Star 32U4 Micro

    New product: A-Star 32U4 Micro

    - 19 June 2018

    Hello, Anand.

    For the ATmega32U4, Serial is reserved for USB communication, so Serial.Write() should transmit the data out of the A-Star's USB interface. If you are trying to send data via the A-Star's UART pins (pins 0 and 1), you should use Serial1. If you continue to have trouble, our forum is a better place for troubleshooting, so please post a detail description of your issue there.

    - Amanda

  • Controlling a Maestro in C using a Raspberry Pi

    Controlling a Maestro in C using a Raspberry Pi

    - 9 May 2018

    Hello, Lesley B.

    Another customer recently shared a blog post with us that contains a breakdown of the code from Shahmir Javaid's blog post. You can find the blog here.

    There are also some customer-contributed examples in the "Related Resources" section of the Maestro user's guide with code for using a Raspberry Pi to control a Maestro that you might find helpful.

  • New product: Pololu Dual MC33926 Motor Driver for Raspberry Pi

    New product: Pololu Dual MC33926 Motor Driver for Raspberry Pi

    - 22 January 2018

    Hello.

    Our forums are generally a better place to do troubleshooting like this; please post a description of your issue, including details on any changes you made to your system since 2017, on to our forum.

    Amanda

  • Addressable through-hole RGB LEDs are back

    Addressable through-hole RGB LEDs are back

    - 30 October 2017

    We do not have those dimensions from the manufacturer, but I expect them to be similar to the many other LEDs out there with this kind of package. I just measured a few of the 5 mm ones, and the leads were approximately 0.5×0.5 mm thick and spaced on a 1.3 mm pitch. The leads of the 8 mm version look to be about the same.

  • New product: Pololu Dual MC33926 Motor Driver for Raspberry Pi

    New product: Pololu Dual MC33926 Motor Driver for Raspberry Pi

    - 9 January 2017

    Hello, Brad.

    Yes, you can access the Raspberry Pi's I2C pins through pins 2 and 3 (which are labeled SDA and SCL, respectively) on the Dual MC33926 Motor Driver board. For more details about the I/O connections between the add-on board and Raspberry Pi, see the "Pololu Dual MC33926 Motor Driver for Raspberry Pi schematic diagram" under the "Resources" tab on its product page
    - Amanda

  • Building a Raspberry Pi robot with the A-Star 32U4 Robot Controller

    Building a Raspberry Pi robot with the A-Star 32U4 Robot Controller

    - 5 January 2017

    Hello, Peter.

    That sounds like a really cool project! The Zumo 32U4 library contains additional component libraries that are not included in the A-Star 32U4 library, specifically the L3G library and the LSM303 library, which conflict with the PololuRPiSlave library. To get the AStarRPiSlaveDemo sketch to compile with the Zumo 32U4 library, you need to remove those two component libraries.

    Blog comments are not the most appropriate place for troubleshooting, so if you need further assistance, I suggest continuing the discussion on our forum.

    By the way, we would love to see some pictures of your project and to hear more about it! If you have more progress to share, feel free to reply here or post about it in the "Sharing your projects" section of our forum.

    - Amanda

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