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Name: John Carrigan
Member since: 2008-09-12 19:27:20
Last Login: 2008-09-15 01:45:30

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As a retired scientist/engineer, I have a life-long love affair with robotics and control devices. I now pursure it as a hobby and small time money maker. Yes I have worked with VEX robotics and have built sever different models based on their standard chassis. I am not really interested in competition (I had enough of that during my years of being employed in a dog-eat-dog world of staying one step ahead of the competition).

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Wow ! First blog entry and its about a real pain-in-the- butt problem. I have a VEX microcontroller and it just stopped working one day. That is it just stopped working in the R/C mode. That's right, just when you try to control the bot in R/C it will not work. I can program a routine in easyC and the controller works just as it should. It runs through the entire routine and.... oh well you get my drift. The head engineer/programer/owner ?, or whatever he was/is said, and I quote, "VEX microconrollers NEVER fail!". I was told to try and reload factory default firmware, master code and user code. I tried this but to no avail. As I am fairly new to modern microcontrollers (that's right I am an old man) I was wondering if anyone in this fine community has had a similar problem or anyone who might have a ready answer to what I believe to be a uController failure. Thanks a bunch-JC


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