I recently had a Magician shipped to me to work on a project. The unit was fairly new, but used, so I had to go online and download the Studio SW and driver for my Mac.
The first odd think was when I went to install the driver there were two options (Firmware v0.0.0 and v1.0.0). I chose the latter and ended up installing the Silicon Labs Driver.
After doing a bit of research online (not sure if that was the correct driver) it seemed that everybody else was using the CH34? driver, so I went back and installed that driver instead.
I know this is verbose, but I wanted to give background before sharing my problem.
I now have the unit set up and everything appears to be working, but I cannot manipulate joint 4 (either via R or J4). I can see the values increase in Studio, but nothing happens.
My first instinct was to assume the servo is bad, but I also noticed that my Com setup appears odd on the Studio Software. Instead of reading COM3 it reads “/dev/cu.SLAB_USBtoUART”.
So, I’m curious if anyone has an idea of what the issue might be:
- Do I have a bad servo? or is this maybe a driver issue?