Loosing coms with my Robot while programming
December 8, 2008
Recently I've had trouble programming Junior. The Picaxe programming editor would come up with a com port fault. At first I thought it was my cable, I couldn't find an obvious fault so I fitted a new plug on the end going to the robot incase I had an intermitant fault. It seem to be fine but soon the error returned. I checked the computer and Juniors mainboard with no luck. I would be able to make 5 or 6 changes to the program and then the coms error would be back.
I've now found that closing the program editor and restarting it solves the problem for another 5 or 6 updates but this is very frustrating as I'm in the middle of writing the software to control Juniors arm and need to upload and test changes every few minutes.
Recently I installed the software patch to upgrade to Version 5.2.1, I now wonder if this is the problem. Has anyone else had this problem?