This is because bits are meant to only control the bit’s display, and not any other hardware. You need to ensure Adobe Air is installed first. Tips If your terminal or command line throw up an arm connection error, experiment with restarts and different states of on or off of the arm and that should fix the problem. You can now delete the downloaded files. Answer this question Flag as

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This site uses cookies. From a command prompt, navigate to the directory the PyUSB software has been unzipped in, and run:.

By continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. This is because bits are meant to only control the bit’s display, and not any other hardware.

Most of the information, work and credit I needed to do was already done at a great blog post by Franco Raimondiwhich can be found here: Let me know if you have it running on a Windows machine:.

You would need encoders fitted to the motors to be able to set a home position.

Controlling the Maplin Robot Arm with Scratch V2 Offline on Microsoft Windows 10 | piamble

This is also assuming you have python pre-installed on your Pi. The “wait command” is passed into MoveArm, so MoveArm 1, [0,1,0] would rotate the base counterclockwise [0,1,0]then wait for 1 second. This means that you can only move the arm adm telling a specific joint to move in a certain direction for a certain amount of time. Boot up your pi, login and type “startx”.


Using the Maplin Arm with Scratch. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Not Helpful 0 Helpful 0. Plug in your Robot arm and type “sudo shutdown -r now” this restarts the Pi. This should extract the files.

Controlling the Maplin Robot Arm with Scratch V2 Offline on Microsoft Windows 10

This article has also ar, viewed 69, times. As usual, the proof is in the pudding: Maplln create this article, 13 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. Franco Raimondi — for the work on how to extend scratch and the Python server code.

Robots Print Edit Send fan mail to authors. We need a device driver so that Scratch via a Python handling script can talk to the Robot Arm.

Using the Maplin Robotic Arm with Scratch

Your Pi may ask for permission for certain files, just hit “y” to let it carry on. Adafruit Industries — for the article on using mxplin on Windows hacking the connect article. You may use these HTML tags and attributes: This article will show you how you can write a program for your Raspberry Pi to control your USB robotic arm from Maplin.


Download the PyUSB library.

It allows you to keep track of the time and then execute commands at specific times. In terms of mapkin, in spite of what the box says, if you are happy to run a small Python program, the arm is unofficially compatible with more or less any operating system that can talk to a USB port, given that the protocol has been reverse engineered. Start the movement RoboArm. Already answered Not a question Bad question Other. You can now delete the downloaded files. If your machine has an encrypted disk drive you will be asked to enter the drive recovery key during this process.

For this part, as you don’t need the GUI at all, it’s easier to exit the graphic session and use the command line.

The extension mechanism for the off-line version seems simple enough: Once you have found your downloaded pyusb Raspberry Pi, using some basic Python.