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NeoPixels and Servo Crickit CPX
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NeoPixels and Servo Crickit CPX

by gbertoia on Wed May 08, 2019 10:16 pm

I am looking at the CPX/Crickit for next years classes. I have some simple Makecode blocks that move a Microservo and starts a NeoPixel animation based on a button press. Sometimes this works and other times the servo becomes unresponsive. I have not been able to get this to consistently work. I have tried this with different CPX/Crickit combinations with the same result. Tried resetting the Crickit and updating the CPX bootloader. When using the Crickit I am using the "Crickit Set Servo Block".
If I attach the servo to CPX pins and the NeoPixels to the Crickit NeoPixel terminal everything works fine. Any idea what I might be missing?

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Re: NeoPixels and Servo Crickit CPX

by V2man on Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:03 pm

Make sure the six screws attaching the CPX to the Crickit are tight.
Try the attached
circuitplayground-crickit-servo-pb-test.uf2
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Connect your servo to Servo #1 on the Crickit board.
Does this UF2 work in your setup?
Makecode reports these versions in my CPX/Crickit setup. (In Makecode go to Gear then About to get versions)
What version are you using?
MakecodeAbout_Version.PNG
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Re: NeoPixels and Servo Crickit CPX

by gbertoia on Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:51 pm

Sorry have been traveling and missed your reply. It ended up working a bit later am unsure what changed. Need to finish the project when I get back to work.

Thanks for your reply

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