Could you please add this email as a thread on http://forum.quirkbot.com/ so that the rest of the Quirkbot team can see it and it doesn’t get lost in my overloaded inbox?
I had trouble to obain a stable connection (i.e. not randomly with no quirkbot ( unknown device ) to my PC Packard Bell portable, with i5 460M win 7 , likely because the starting servo ask too much current and disconnecting the servo before connecting to USB improves and solves.
Please add this advice, if troubkle to disconnect all servos before connnecting to USB, and programming ,in your notice, and if some trouble wait a complete charging with the yellow light off to help your users like me and save their time ( and yours also ), on some computers.
The USB available current from some computers can be toot small in particular with servos motor making a lot of strong pulses that disturb this voltage so taht the signal exchanged with the computer are wrong end the quirkbot needs to be reset coompletely.
It would be good to indicate the necessary current for quikbot and propose the possibility to add an external power source to the used USB, if necessary, like for some USB hub.
If any trouble make first a reset as explained on the forum.
On an old computer with last XP, it is not working with Chrome which is blocked, because likely some services are missing, but what minimum services are necessary would be useful, in the very large number of computers with quite different histories,
Chrome is quite complex, need a lot of others programs in background, all that for using an old COM6 port on USB, which with USB are not working on my other old XP computer !! Very strange and not normal !!!
I can translate in French your text and videos at least that in getting started, nodes information, at first useful for my grand childrens.
It coul be more easy to young kids to present more concrete clear figures, with lighning LEDs positionned on the quirkbot figure up or down, moving servo with right angles, exact wave forms with their timing visible, more complex to program, but quite moreeasy for kids, even not reading easily, even 4 years old, able touse, if it is very visual concrete.
It would be good to give a immediately working version on codebender ( I have troubles with codebender ) and on arduino, with not the complex variety of different loading and running.
You could sell not only for kids but to adults wanting an immediately working system, going from code.quirkbot to arduino, without losing their time.
Reset works, but it could be useful to indicate that reset and afterbootload works even if not connected correctly, by clicking uploadcode even without any visible code, on a quirkbot completely lost ,(no more device ), that was my situation after some bad tentatives on codebender !!
On a completely new system, many more explanations are necessary, that are no more necessary, after knowing it better.
For installation (it could be good to find more easily where is the program), starting, Midi, contacts, Led or IR or detectors, others possibilities, programming as arduino, or with codebender, quite more explanations are necessary, and more easily found and detailed, in particular for kids.
Is it dangerous for electronic to connect wrongly in reverse the servo ????
No, because the active voltage red 5V is in the middle unchanged and thus only the commAnd line goes to ground and the servo no more working if the black wire is not connected to the black point sode.
On others browsers like firefox, quirkbot is not sufficiently open, closed on itself, code.quirkbot gives a white colored page blocked not responding, so that many are lost and never know how to obtain quirkbot. not giving detailed informations, and you are losing many peoples for this reason because there is no possibility to obtain how and where to buy and to use easily !!.
For example when writting on this forum on firefox, it is impossible to me to obtain anything on the forum, excepted what I am writting !!!
Please make quirkbot more open on others browser, not only Chrome for your possible customers who want to see more open informations.