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 Forum: The Spin Zone   Topic: Updated Dynamixel Driver

 Post subject: Updated Dynamixel Driver
Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:53 am 

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Forgive me, friends, I am guilty of doing a "pretty it up" process after testing code, and -- sadly -- on a few occassions I have introduced a bug doing this. I did with my Dynamixel driver in the sync_write() method. Attached is an update to the driver and the demo. The demo is the same e...

 Forum: The Spin Zone   Topic: Use of pull-ups in March 2013 Spin Zone circuit

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:45 pm 

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You can use 3.3v -- I used 5v to simplify connections. The only caveat is the size of the pull-up which limits the current into the pin when the transistors are not conducting. With 5v the should be at least 3.3K. As we tend to use 10K for pull-ups, we're well in the clear.

 Forum: The Spin Zone   Topic: Human Friendly Control Protocol (HFCP)

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:33 pm 

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Sorry, I haven't visited these boards in ages as I tend to hang out in the official Propeller forums on Parallax. Having read and considered your comments, I believe you may be correct. HFCP is in use in a commercial system without issues, and I'm presently designing it into another -- this gives me...

 Forum: The Spin Zone   Topic: Hello

 Post subject: Hello
Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:19 am 

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I'm Jon "JonnyMac" McPhalen (formerly Williams), author of "The Spin Zone." My column, of course, is devoted to programming and designing circuits for the Parallax Propeller chip (P8X32A). Most programs are written in Spin (the high-level language) but, on occasion, we delve into...
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