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Arduino as pac-drive alternative?

Arduino pac-drive mamehooker

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#61 eric

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 06:38 pm

Bonjour Konrad,

Je suis impatient d'installer ta version finale de fruit squeezer.J'ai commandé un arduino méga juste pour cela.

c'est une super alternative au pacdrive et vraiment économique.

Super travail

Eric



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Posted 16 October 2018 - 07:53 am

As always, the biggest obstacle is free time. Kids are unforgiving. They demand atention, and my project is at the bottom of their list of priorities. Of course they are very happy when hopper throws coins, but a moment after that I have half of wires diconnected, because my 2 year son was interrested on their colors. So, I must admit, that those adorable distractors cause major delays on the project progress. But hopefuly... soon.. maybe this weekend. But I don't want to promise anything.

In a meantime I plan to test LED dimming feature. I will use analog pins. I was thinking on PWM dimming but to much coding. Arduino Mega has 12 analog outputs (UNO only 6), so It should be sufficient. The only problem is that this feature complicates connections a bit, and Fruit Squeezer lead idea is simplicity. I will think about it.



#63 eric

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 07:29 pm

Bonjour Konrad,

Nous sommes tous de grand enfants donc nous comprenons ce que tu vis, il y a d'autres priorités quand nous sommes adultes.

Nous attendrons le temps qu'il faut ne t'inquiète pas car sans toi ce projet n'existerait pas.

Eric



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 05:36 pm

hello Konrad,

 

all is ok for me with the arduino mega  the outputs 2 to 21 are ok

but i cant use the digital pin there is no signal output (22 to 53)

 

Eric



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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:30 pm

My mistake. Sorry. I'll fix it.



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Posted 21 October 2018 - 08:34 pm

Eric, I have fixed missing outputs. Please check if it works now.

I can't test it for now, because I'm using a set with Arduino Nano for hopper testing. As soon as I finish with hopper, I'm going to go with Arduino Mega tests.

 

This fix comes along with hopper support. I'm publishing version called 0.50. It sends hopper signals, but I'm not publishing Arduino code yet.

I found that my first version of Arduino code caused some inaccuracy, so it has to be corrected. Now I'm working on this issue.

Squeezer is not going to be much changed with hopper support. For now it sends char "c" for each coin paid out and probably I'll leave it like that.

OK. Enough talking.

In case of any problems, please let me know.

 

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 06:45 am

Hello Konrad,

All outputs are good

great job

Eric







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