By kevin
#8018
Hello DFRobot!

Are you going to release the Vortex source code or provide an API?
Can I connect to the Vortex using my PC via bluetooth? What is the protocol?
Are you going to publish the hardware schematic?

What is the connector on the back of the Vortex for?
Do you have drivers for the Vortex in programming mode?

Regards,

Kev
By kevin
#8020
I think I found the answer to one of my questions. Don't know if it is right though...
Do you have drivers for the Vortex in programming mode?

  • The Vortex contains an ATmega328P which is used in the Arduino UNO.
  • I downloaded the Arduino notepad software from here
  • In that archive is a 'drivers' folder that I used for manually installing the Vortex.

I also discovered that if the switch next to the USB port is moved over to 'music', the Vortex will mount as a mass storage device. All of the sound effects the Vortex makes is stored as mp3s.
By ricky
#8041
kevin wrote:I think I found the answer to one of my questions. Don't know if it is right though...
Do you have drivers for the Vortex in programming mode?

  • The Vortex contains an ATmega328P which is used in the Arduino UNO.
  • I downloaded the Arduino notepad software from here
  • In that archive is a 'drivers' folder that I used for manually installing the Vortex.

I also discovered that if the switch next to the USB port is moved over to 'music', the Vortex will mount as a mass storage device. All of the sound effects the Vortex makes is stored as mp3s.


well done. You find the secret of Vortex.
#8892
Dear DFRobot.

I begin to think that you are not really fair with your customers.

I was one of the first bakers for your kickstarter vortex project, and why did i did that ?

Because i trusted you when you promise an "open source project" and an arduino programmable robot !

And after a few months (i was patient) ...... no more open source, no schematic, no arduino library !

You do not even answer questions about that.

It's not fair, and not being fair is not good for business.

Have a nice day.

Patrick
#9194
I totally agree with Patrick. You guys are not really trustable... I backed this just to get a cheap platform to modify with Arduino, and I end up with a toy for iPad...

What would it cost you to release the arduino sketch and a one page tutorial on how to upload our custom firmwares ? :evil:
By Leff
#9196
Hi StéphaneLallée,

I am sorry to hear that it disappointed you so. But we are trying to make it better and better, and now, we have just finished the a wiki draft on how to program wlth Arduino, the team will double check it next week. Hope it helps, should you have any further question, suggestion, let us know please.

http://www.dfrobot.com/wiki/index.php?t ... troduction

All the best,

Leff