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by countryatheart
February 09 2009, 21:31 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: The ultimate orb solution, at last.
Replies: 224
Views: 148695

Re: The ultimate orb solution, at last.

Thank you Victor for the new software updates. I can see you have been working very hard and really appreciate all the info you give to me. I am too tired tonight to check out your software and instructions. I had a long day (14 hours) at work and just returned home, too tired to do anything tonight...
by countryatheart
February 08 2009, 20:03 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: The ultimate orb solution, at last.
Replies: 224
Views: 148695

Re: The ultimate orb solution, at last.

Ok, I didn’t repair the wall so let the testing continue. Half-life 2 wasn’t the best decision for the first test but it’s installed and I played with it for a long time trying the get the Orb working properly. Before I explain the results you should know I held the Orb in the horizontal & verti...
by countryatheart
February 07 2009, 23:43 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: The ultimate orb solution, at last.
Replies: 224
Views: 148695

Re: The ultimate orb solution, at last.

Yes, it was a little frustrating. On the other hand it was very rewarding fabricating your OrbShield from scratch. I have learned so much from you and can’t tell you how thankful I am for the experience. Tomorrow I will install Half-life 2 and see how the Orb works in a game (after I fix the wall be...
by countryatheart
February 07 2009, 12:54 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: The ultimate orb solution, at last.
Replies: 224
Views: 148695

Re: The ultimate orb solution, at last.

Sorry about the software confusion, I was using your latest beta files from your Orbduino website. We talked about these files in earlier post. [quote="vputz"]I'm a little confused that it didn't have "SpaceOrb" as a library under "Sketch, Import library", because it works that way for me. But even ...
by countryatheart
February 06 2009, 23:27 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: The ultimate orb solution, at last.
Replies: 224
Views: 148695

Re: The ultimate orb solution, at last.

Thank you Victor for your info! It was a great help knowing how the Arduino environment (I call it environment because that is what the Arduino Guide calls the program.) and how your files work. I am sorry I know very little about the Arduino software, I am trying to learn it in a very short timefra...
by countryatheart
February 05 2009, 22:13 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: The ultimate orb solution, at last.
Replies: 224
Views: 148695

Re: The ultimate orb solution, at last.

I followed your instructions and opened the Orb1 (I didn’t upload it to the Arduino board, Should I?) in the Arduino environment then clicked the Serial Monitor, It didn’t do anything. I then rechecked the Orbshield with a mulimeter, checking between the IC socket contact sockets (with the MAX233 ch...
by countryatheart
February 04 2009, 21:10 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: The ultimate orb solution, at last.
Replies: 224
Views: 148695

Re: The ultimate orb solution, at last.

Sorry I am late replying back to you Victor. I worked very late last night with the software and today I’ve have been very busy at work and didn’t have a chance to reply. Things didn’t workout like I hoped they would. I didn’t have a Arduino folder in My documents so I created one and unzipped the o...
by countryatheart
February 03 2009, 19:10 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: The ultimate orb solution, at last.
Replies: 224
Views: 148695

Re: The ultimate orb solution, at last.

I have a small problem Victor, the Arduino software doesn’t have a documents directory that I can find. I does have a sketchbook directory with subdirectories default and examples. Could it be the sketchbook “default” directory that the Orb Sketches go in?



Ron
by countryatheart
February 03 2009, 18:20 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: The ultimate orb solution, at last.
Replies: 224
Views: 148695

Re: The ultimate orb solution, at last.

Ok Victor, I am home and ready to start loading software. I will use your new software so keep your fingers crossed.

The next time you hear from me I’ll be jumping with joy or crying like a two year old. :D



Ron
by countryatheart
February 03 2009, 13:55 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: The ultimate orb solution, at last.
Replies: 224
Views: 148695

Re: The ultimate orb solution, at last.

Thank you Victor for the information on your new files from your orbduino site. Don’t you think programming the Arduino with your first “hidsporb” (post Jan.11) would be better to check if my Orbshield works? If it doesn’t work I don’t want to troubleshoot the broad and software (I am not good at tr...
by countryatheart
February 02 2009, 21:33 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: The ultimate orb solution, at last.
Replies: 224
Views: 148695

Re: The ultimate orb solution, at last.

Victor, I did complete the Orbshield yesterday. The only problem I had was one of DB9 support brackets touched one of the top traces and I had to shorten it a bit. Everything checked out great with the multimeter and it looks good. When I attached the Orbshield to the Arduino I did notice the Orbshi...
by countryatheart
January 28 2009, 13:28 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: The ultimate orb solution, at last.
Replies: 224
Views: 148695

Re: The ultimate orb solution, at last.

[quote]"Hm! Nothing wrong with printing right from Eagle, though.[/quote]

I use the laser printer at work. I need an alternative program to save the file so I don’t have to install Eagle software on my work computer.
by countryatheart
January 27 2009, 21:06 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: The ultimate orb solution, at last.
Replies: 224
Views: 148695

Re: The ultimate orb solution, at last.

Yes Victor, it was a scaling problem with Adobe Reader, I should have checked the dimensions on the print first. I didn’t have much (play) time last weekend and really wanted to etch the board so it was my screw-up. I downloaded your orbshied.zip and the Eagle software, opened your Test 4 drawing an...
by countryatheart
January 25 2009, 22:49 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: The ultimate orb solution, at last.
Replies: 224
Views: 148695

Re: The ultimate orb solution, at last.

I really appreciate your help Victor. I now understand how this invention of yours works (I think) :roll: . After I complete fabricating my board I’ll let you know. I haven’t played any games for 2 or 3 years but I do have same old ones I can test it on. I found the problem with the IC socket pin sp...
by countryatheart
January 25 2009, 13:28 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: The ultimate orb solution, at last.
Replies: 224
Views: 148695

Re: The ultimate orb solution, at last.

Thanks Victor, I checked out the traces with a multimeter and all traces are intact and no shorts. I do have 1 set back, while checking the components for proper fit I discovered the IC socket pin layout .060 longer then the pin layout on the PCB. I am sure it is do to my freehand drilling. A drill ...

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