I am attempting to use the Romi in a robots course. I have 10 Romi chassis and 10 arm kits, along with Raspberry Pi’s and lots of batteries. It has taken two orders to get here so far and I still think I might still be missing required components. I have 3 issues…
In the arm assembly instructions it states that 6v is the max and that the Power Distribution Board can be configured for the 4 battery option. However, I am using the 32U4 Control Board and can’t determine if it has this power problem and, if so, how to configure to use 4 batteries or an alternative solution. Perhaps power should come from the Pi?
I can’t find instructions on actually connecting the arm to the controller, or does the arm get connected to the Pi for control.
In the arm assembly instructions, step 3.2 it says
“Install the gripper pinion gear on the micro servo using the included screw and use your servo controller to command the servo to the fully closed position (2400 µs pulse duration)”.
There is no more info on how to do this. Do I use the Pi as the controller? Do I need another piece of equipment to initialize the servo?
I have searched for 2 days with no results and I need help getting this arm working. I am a software guy who has used Pi’s for many projects, but I can’t find the info needed to get started.