The idea is to get dobot working under linux.
The only source code I am aware of, is the processing sketch found under github (see reddit for link).
- First step is to install processing (I use v3.0.1) which should be straight forward, just download from processing site and install.
- Clone github repo and open in processing ide.
- When serial init method is commented out, the program works almost almout of the box (maybe some fonts missing, some minor issues which can be easy figured out, I don’t remeber )
You can point to a position in the window with the mouse and the (simulated) robot arm on screen will move accordingly.
Now to the not so funny part:
Connect your dobot to the USB interface and comment in the serial init method.
The protocol changed, I guess due to the new hardware shield, the serial connection can be established to the dobot and it continually sends some data, but I was not able to get the sense of it, I think that even the baudrate was changed and I was not able to get it right.
But the dobot will recognize the connection and with a little help from the dobot team I am convinced that we could get it running.
Thanks for establishing this forum, so we have a better place for discussion and thoughts…
Maybe one of the Dobot Team member can get a little bit more light in this topic.
Thanks Tilli Kay