Monday Jun 17, 2013

Skynet Big Data Demo Using Hexbug Spider Robot, Raspberry Pi, and Java SE Embedded (Part 2)

"Get ready for a major remodel fellas. We're back in hardware mode." -- Tony Stark.

Before we can use Java SE Embedded with our Skynet Big Data enabled Hexbug Spider robot, we need a little hardware hacking. Don't be afraid, just a little soldering.

Find the Hexbug Spider remote (little blue box pictured in the top of the photo). Carefully, use a small flat screwdriver and pry apart the four plastic tabs (two on each side). The top of the transmitter comes right off. Then flip it over and find the test points in the photo where we will solder wires onto.

See:

There are 7 contact points:

 1: GND
 2: fwd: Forward
 3: +3.3v (power)
 4: bkwd: Backward
 5: left: Left
 6: channel: A/B select
 7: right: Right
Solder 7 5-inch pieces of wire (each marked differently or having a different color to identify them) on to each of the 7 contact points and run the 7 wires out of the channel hole of the case and snap it back together. Next, we'll connect those 7 wires to the Raspberry Pi so that our Java SE Embedded app can control the remote. Exciting already, eh? ;-)

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