This guide will teach you how to setup and use your Whegly 4x Continuous Turn Servo Terrain Capable Robot.
This guide will refer to the RobotGeek Geekduino, the Arduino Compatible microcontroller recommended for use with RobotGeek products. However this kit will also work with the Arduino Uno, or other Arduino variants like the Seeeduino.
The Whegly Getting Started Guide and Assembly Guides cover everything you'll need to know to get your Whegly up and running, but if you'd like to learn more in depth information about wiring, mounting, and writing your own code, check out RobotGeek 101
If you have not already set up your Geekduino/ Arduino compatible board, please see the Geekduino Getting Started Guide. This guide will assist you in getting set up with the Arduino software as well as install the RobotGeek Libraries.
At this point, follow through the proper Assembly Guide for your Whegly. Once you have completed the assembly, return here to wire, test, and run your Whegly.
|Device||Sensor Shield Port|
Left Front Servo
Right Front Servo
Left Rear Servo
Right Rear Servo
Make sure that both of your jumpers on the Sensor Shield are set to VIN.
All of the Whegly demo code can be downloaded here. Once you unzip the file, rename the
Whegly-master folder to
Whegly. Put the
Whegly folder in your
RobotGeek sketches folder.
Documents -> Arduino -> RobotGeek sketches
Now start/restart your Arduino IDE. Once the IDE is open, you can open the Analog Arm Control demo.
File -> Sketchbook -> RobotGeek sketches -> Kits -> Whegly -> whegbotGamepad
Load the code onto your Geekduino. Once the code is uploaded, unplug the Geekduino from your computer and put your Whegly on the floor.
Switching the power switch on the battery wiring harness will turn Whegly on, allowing you to input commands on the IR Gamepad to send your Whegly off to conquer some tough terrain!