Getting Started with Hexy
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Step 1 –Build it
Make sure you’re Using the Correct Batteries or you could damage Hexy
Step 2 – Install Servotor32 and Update it
2.1 – Install the Drivers
Drivers for the Servotor32 controller that powers Hexy:
Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows XP Driver
OSX and Linux don’t require any software installs!
2.2 – Install the Arduino Software (optional)
This is only needed if you want to update the firmware before running hexy. Install the Arduino IDE and update the board firmware:
2.3 – Update the Firmware (optional)
This is only needed if you want to update the firmware before running hexy. You can upload the servotor32 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. You cannot use the bluetooth module to program the board, only to connect and control it.
Note: Do not install Blink as the tutorial instructs. The tutorial is only on how to upload code and the Blink code will not work with Hexy.
Install Latest Firmware (Optional):
This is only needed if you want to update the firmware before running hexy.
Servotor32 v2.0 Firmware
Step 3 – Install and Run PoMoCo
Advanced users can install from source
Step 4 – Use PoMoCo to run moves
Some additional guides:
- Remember, Hexy runs using rechargeable NiMH or NiCd batteries.
- Guide to connecting your Bluetooth.
- Learn how to care for your servos and replace your servo gears.
- Guide to getting your ultrasonic distance module up and running.
- Guide on How to Write PoMoCo Moves
For replacements and troubleshooting of any issues, please contact us.