Getting started with the 440LE

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a new RMP440

Post by faint0431 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:29 am

Hi
we just got a new rmp440, but there is no starting manual with it.
we installed the batteries, but do not know the indicator led on the rear of the robot
do you have any simple starting guide for a new beginer?
just like, introduction for RMP440, size, functions, how to power it up, how to charge, how long for charging, how to connect it with computer....

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Re: Getting started with the 440LE

Post by Craig » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:59 am

We don't have a getting started guide released yet. However, we are working on one which should be released in Q1 of 2013. In the mean time please read the documentation in the "RMP Interface Guide (Statically Stable).pdf" which is included in the release package. The files are typically located here:
C:\Program Files\Segway\RMP_Applications\Documentation.

I will answer your questions here in hopes that it will help until a user guide is released.

Charging is accomplished by providing 90-250VAC to the charging connector as explained in the document "RMP X440 External Connections.pdf". In the US the supplied cord can be plugged into any standard wall outlet. We recommend purchasing a universal plug adapter to use the platform in other countries.

The 440LE requires about 8 hours to fully charge.

The indicators on the robot fall into two categories (charging indicators and status indicators). There are 5 charging indicators grouped together in a vertical line. Those indicators will turn solid green when the batteries are charging, will blink when charging is complete, and will turn solid red if there is a problem. If the indicators do not light up at all the chargers are not getting the proper input mains voltage, i.e the robot is unplugged.

The other two indicators provide the status of the system. A more detailed explanation can be found in the interface guide in the section labeled "2.2.3 LED indicators".

Powering up the robot is simple. You need only connect the kill switch and turn flip the toggle switch up. A series of beeps followed by the yellow LED toggling and the green LED solid will indicate that the robot is in "standby mode" and awaiting commands.

Connections with a computer are via USB, Ethernet, or CAN. CAN requires and additional piece of hardware typically a USB to CAN adapter made by Kvaser. Specific messages can be found in the interface guide.
Craig Shaffer
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STANLEY INNOVATION, INC
www.stanleyinnovation.com

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why the demo rmp_ocu.exe cannot detect the controller

Post by faint0431 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:08 am

why the demo rmp_ocu.exe cannot find the controller
we perform the demo, and first we modify the config file
we change the ocu controller from Mouse to Logitech GamePad/RumblePad
however, when it is run, it give the message box "the ocu controller Was not detected, would you like to continue with another controller?" it provides mouse controller or keyboard controller.

1 why the demo cannot detect our logitech flight force force feedback joystick? how can it detect it
(the joystick is already installed and can be detected by the computer system, it works well with other programs)

2 when we use mouse controller, it works well, we drag the point with mouse and the robot run.
however, when we use keyboard, we donot know how to control it and change the motion mode. (where can I find the keyboard introduction)

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Re: Getting started with the 440LE

Post by Craig » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:22 am

The ocu cannot find your Flight Force Feedback joystick because it only supports a Logitech Gamepad / Rumblepad which is not the same driver. Force Feedback system use a different driver.

The keyboard commands are explained in the file rmp_interface.py starting around line 255. Note that for the keyboard to work the Space bar must be held down as the deadman switch.
Craig Shaffer
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STANLEY INNOVATION, INC
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Re: Getting started with the 440LE

Post by faint0431 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:30 am

we want to put some things (like batteries) into the robot body,
however, some circuit boards are fixed in the robot body, including one chip in the centre( maybe CAN chip??), one chip under it (may be power chip???), and three chips on one side (may be used to drive motors???)
we want to take them off and put them together to save space.
can we do this?
we first removed the screws on the chip in the cetre (may be CAN chip??), and then screws on the chip under it (may be power chip??).
but we found that the "power chip" is still fixed on the bottom of the robot body, it seems that it is sticked on the bottom of the robot body.
Can we take it off from the bottom of the robot body forcibly?

please explain what these chips are, and how can we save space to put other things in the robot body.
can the three chips taken off freely?

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Re: Getting started with the 440LE

Post by Craig » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:04 pm

All batteries MUST be removed before opening the cover on the RMP.

Segway does NOT recommend re-locating any of the circuit boards.

If you need additional space you should consider building another enclosure and bolting it onto the RMP.
Craig Shaffer
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Re: Getting started with the 440LE

Post by faint0431 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:05 am

Thank you, we will consider to put another enclosure on the rmp
however,the batteries are fixed well, must we remove them before open the cover? well, we will not open the cover if we put another enclosure on it in future.

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