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  • #250

    Eric Lundby
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    Cubelets Getting Started

    • This topic was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by  Eric Lundby.
    #700

    Paul Andersen
    Participant

    Just received a new set, fired it up, and the battery died (or possibly just stopped transferring power) after about 30 seconds. Charged the batteries and got the same result a second time. Some pretty disappointed kids in my house. How can this problem be solved?

    #702

    Jonathan Moyes
    Keymaster

    Hi Paul,

    I’m really sorry to hear about the problem you’re having with your Cubelets. It sounds like something has gone wrong with your Battery Cubelet or its rechargeable cells, but we’ll get that taken care of right away. I’d like to send you a new Battery Cubelet and a fresh set of batteries. Could shoot me an email at support@modrobotics.com with a good mailing address for you? I’ll send those items out first thing Monday morning and you and your kids should be back to building tiny robots by the middle of the week!

    Thank you,

    Jonathan Moyes
    Modular Robotics Support

    #1164

    Ken McDaniel
    Participant

    Wasn’t sure where to post this, but the links for Items 5 – 18 within the http://www.modrobotics.com/cubelets_getting_started_guide are not working correctly.

    It appears to be a simple copy and paste bug.
    5. Using the Bar Graph block to see the numbers
    6. How you arrange the Cubelets makes a difference

    17. Take a look at your Cubelets
    18. A note to experienced programmers

    #1165

    Eric Lundby
    Participant

    Thanks Ken. That should be fixed now!

    #3667

    Margaret McMahon
    Participant

    Hello, the getting started guide link takes me to a not found page.

    #3670

    Genaro Martinez
    Participant

    Hi, I want program some cubelets to perform specific task as complex systems. Actually, I have a small kit of cubelets. My question is: What I need to programm cubelets? I have this studio interface for mac but I do not if I need a bluetooth cubelet for programming the rest of cubelets. Thanks!

    #3671

    Jonathan Moyes
    Keymaster

    Hi Genaro,

    That’s awesome that you’re interested in reprogramming your Cubelets! Downloading Studio is a great first step, so now you just need the Bluetooth Cubelet. That Cubelet forms a bridge between your computer (and Cubelets Studio running on it) to any of the Cubelets in your construction, enabling reprogramming, remote control, and remote data logging.

    You can find the Bluetooth Cubelet here: http://www.modrobotics.com/cubelets/cubelet-bluetooth-2/

    We’re out of stock right now, but you can enter your email address into the form and we’ll notify you when it’s back in stock! I expect them to be in stock by the middle of this week.

    Thank you, and good luck programming!

    Jon Moyes
    Modular Robotics Support

    #3685

    Christine Eustice
    Participant

    The Getting Start Guide link takes me to a Not Found page. Can you repost it, please

    #3695

    Eric Lundby
    Participant

    Hi Christine,

    Sorry about that! We misplaced the getting started guide in a site wide re-design. I just got finished re-building the Cubelets getting started guide. We will be updating this guide in the coming weeks, so I will post back here when we do. Sorry for any inconvenience.

    #3727

    Genaro Martinez
    Participant

    Thank you dear John. Just a short question. If my program could not work fine, I would reset to original program on cubelet. Is this possible? How I can do this one?

    #3728

    Jonathan Moyes
    Keymaster

    Absolutely! When you have the programming interface open there will be a button for “View Default Code.” Clicking that, then going through the programming process, will restore the Cubelet to it’s factory-default behavior.

    #3729

    John Bohn
    Participant

    Hello, I have just received MOSS and cubelets. You guys are amazing. Thank you so much.
    Have a few questions:
    1) Can cubelets be dropped – fall off table- on a a wood floor.
    2) How does reprogramming work for PCs. I have Windows 7.
    3) How can the original (default) firmware be restored?
    4) Will there be firmware updates for my existing set?

    Thanks again,
    John

    #3733

    Eric Lundby
    Participant

    Hi John Bohn,

    1) Can cubelets be dropped – fall off table- on a a wood floor.

    We do extensive drop tests here at Modular Robotics. Your Cubelets should definitely be fine falling off of the table. That’s not to say we recommend doing this on purpose!

    2) How does reprogramming work for PCs. I have Windows 7.
    To reprogram Cubelets, you will need a Bluetooth Cubelet.

    For reprogramming Cubelets on Windows, you can use the reprogramming system found at http://code.modrobotics.com I recommend browsing through the Getting started guide before diving in.

    For reprogramming Cubelets on a Mac, you can use Cubelets Studio. There is also a decent chance we will be moving to Cubelets Studio on Windows in a few months, as some of the major browsers are deprecating the plugin that CODE relies on.

    If you got your hands on an Exofabulatronixx MOSS kit, you can also reprogram your MOSS brain in a couple different ways. Check out http://www.modrobotics.com/moss/programming/.

    3) How can the original (default) firmware be restored?
    In all of the reprogramming systems, after you connect, there is a ‘Restore Default Firmware’ option.

    4) Will there be firmware updates for my existing set?
    There are occasionally firmware updates for both MOSS and Cubelets. You will receive a message to update your blocks in any of the mobile apps or reprogramming systems if there is an update available.

    #3742

    John Bohn
    Participant

    Hi Eric,
    Thank you for answering my questions.
    I am reading the reprogramming getting started, which is very interesting and helpful.
    I wanted to let you know that in the Shared Cublets Robots page the program name links need updating.
    John

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