Getting Started with your Hexy
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Getting Started with your Hexy:
1.) Build it!
We’ve got the step-by-step instructions here. You can expect the build to take 3-4 hours:
2.) Install Servotor32/Update it
Drivers for the Servotor32 controller that powers Hexy:
Windows 7/XP Driver
OSX and Linux are driver-free installs
Install the Arduino IDE and update the board firmware:
You can upload the servotor firmware as you would any Arduino code. Tutorials for how to upload arduino code are available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The board is programmable as an Arduino Leonardo.
3.) Install Python
Since Python is included in Mac OS X, you’ll simply need to install the PySerial library.
- Install PySerial:
$ sudo easy_install pyserial
- Download and install Python
- If on a 32bit Windows PC, get the x86 version of PySerial
- If on a 64bit Windows PC, get the x64 version of PySerial
4.) Run PoMoCo
Our Position and Motion Controller – ‘PoMoCo’
Download PoMoCo and run PoMoCo.py
PoMoCo may be launched by changing into the PoMoCo directory and running the following:
$ cd PoMoCo
$ python PoMoCo.py
With python installed, double click on PoMoCo.py in the PoMoCo folder.
More information on using PoMoCo is available here
5.) Robo-Dance away!
More documentation on the wiki
For replacements and troubleshooting of any missing/defective servos, email: [email protected]