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Beam photovore problem

Ok so I made this beam photovore robot using an online tutorial (google: rays beam robots) and after I completed it only one motor moves. Watch my video below.

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http://www.solarbotics.net/library/circuits/bot_popper_fred.html

Some troubleshooting tips on FRED engines there.

FWIW I'm a big fan of the balancing pot. I can never get matched FLEDs, photodiodes, whatever. I don't know if you need it or not in this case but they make it easier to keep poppers from spinning in circles when they are working.

oh i know this one, its the FRED photopopper.

maybe a lack of power, a short on circuit, a reversed LED, check every connection and check the schematics for any wrong connections.