- Modeling and Robots—on a Mac!
- Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE), makers of the Fluke II upgrade module
- I purchased mine from BetterBots
- Start-up Guide (shipped with Scribbler II) – Play around with the demo modes. I couldn’t try the USB interface because I didn’t buy the USB-to-serial converter…oops. However, the Fluke 2 board obviates the need for it.
- Follow the instructions at the IPRE wiki to download and install Calico (a framework for programming).
- Follow the instructions at http://quantumprogress.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/modeling-and-robots-on-a-mac/ to set up bluetooth.
- Do a firmware upgrade.
I had trouble creating a custom tty port to use, so I left my original “/dev/tty.Fluke2-05FB-Fluke2” and in the terminal typed:
cd /dev sudo ln -s tty.Fluke2-05FB-Fluke2 tty.scribbler
You will need to replace “05FB” with whatever you see when you type
ls -l /dev/tty.*from
Terminal.app. Then I could type in the
from firmwareupgrade import * upgrade("fluke", port="/dev/tty.scribbler") upgrade("scribbler")
- Initialize the robot (from the
from Myro import * init("/dev/tty.scribbler")
Now, according to Matt Greenwolfe, the next step is to write low-level movement routines that use the wheel encoders.