Step 8: Installing the Jumper Pins on the Mainboard (continued)

When that's done, you can look in at the mainboard, and see where we're going to install the headers.
<p>Hey guys you can download all the apps for this thing here: spyvideotrakrapps.weebly.com</p>
<p>I uploaded most of the old Apps, descriptions, sources, schematics, remote firmware etc. at <a href="http://figshare.com/authors/Marco_Z_/744298" rel="nofollow">http://figshare.com/authors/Marco_Z_/744298</a></p><p>I hope it will help the community.</p>
<p>Friggin awesome man thanks a million... That's everything I need and more... Kudos to you!</p>
<p>No problem, being usually paranoid I downloaded them in the past and rediscovered them again. </p><p>Unfortunately in the archive.org Trakr Wiki some things are missing, otherwise we would have recovered all information now. A new editable Wiki would be great, but your new forum is awesome, too! :)</p>
so if this instructable is missing the apps and the code....Can I use Arduino and code from scratch assuming I Pin In to GPC0-GPC6. I simple want to interface a servo into the camera to tilt up and down.<br>
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Here's some trakr resources that are still available: <br> <br>http://web.archive.org/web/20111127175233/http://www.trakrhakr.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page <br> <br>http://dev.spygear.net/help/files/
<p>What are the chances that there's an archive somewhere of what was on the Wiki? I've recently been given a Trakr and want to start messing around with it and it seems almost everything regarding it has evaporated. Archive.org doesn't have any of the above wiki except the main page. I've found the dev tools ( dev.spygear.net/help/files/ ) but not much else, and the gnu arm linux tool chain there is an incomplete file ( but it looks like it may be the same binary package as available at the gnuarm.org site) </p>
<p>Sadly, that's the only resource I have left too. I did download rorschachUKs bigtrakr app to my PC, but otherwise I don't think I have any of the other apps or source code. You might be able to contact wild planet: <a href="http://www.spygear.net/support" rel="nofollow">http://www.spygear.net/support</a>.</p>
<p>Kra5h, can I get a copy of the bigtrakr app? I was late to the party and missed out on all the fun stuff. Thanks</p>
Hi. I need someone who can help me with software / hardware for capturing movement on a mini camera. Will pay top dollar with help.
Could you post the Trakr_App_Primer_V1.2.zip on media fire or another download system. the spygear.net website is down. The setup looks cool but i can't do anything until I have the app. Thanks! <br>
I never understood that shirt either!
Pretty cool! there is some way to control the Trakr thru wifi? or anything besides the remote?
Unfortunately no, there is no wifi module for the Wild Planet Spy Video Trakr. I posted svereal resources for the trakr in this instructable: <br> <br>http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-the-Spy-Video-Trakr-II/?ALLSTEPS <br> <br>Hoping someday someone will figure out how to control it using wifi.
<br>here's the link for the Brookstone trakr: <br> <br>https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&amp;RequestTimeout=500&amp;calledFromFrame=N&amp;application_id=666178&amp;fcc_id='ZRB719302' <br> <br>...you can find the external photos and internal photos. <br> <br>You can drive the brookstone robot with wifi but it's not so hackable as the trakr. <br> <br>
I am wondering if you can have the remote as a wireless out put but control from you pc because if you go to where the batteries are at there are 2 screws to the right (when you open the battery cover) and there is a mini usb and a switch from spi to usb
Unfortunately, the SPI port is only for firmware upgrades and fixes. <br> <br>Some folks have been trying to write their own/building their own apps for the trakr bypassing the compiler for the trakr. You can take a look at one of the discussions on the trakr forum here: <br> <br>http://www.spygear.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&amp;t=746 <br> <br>...and there's some additional information here: <br> <br>http://www.trakrhakr.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page <br> <br>click the links titled &quot;Hardware reference material&quot; and &quot;Bootstrapping&quot;
Rather than using two of the external ports to run the led, could you use one to supply voltage, then attach the other side to the negative side of the battery? I am thinking of making a terminal that attaches directly to ground, doubling the port capacity.
You certainly can. The app I wrote was originally designed to turn a motor in forward and reverse directions--if you read my comments in the source for the app you'll notice that I fogot to change them from &quot;motor forward&quot; and &quot;motor reverse.&quot; lol. I only changed the comments at the beginning becuase the same app works for driving a single motor in forward or reverse direction or flashing two LEDs. In this instructable I demonstrated how to flash LEDs as a simple introduction to writing apps since LEDs are more readily available and cheaper. If you want to see want the app was written for originally, click the link at the end of this post. <br> <br>Anyway, you can edit the code to set pins GPC0 thru GPC6 to high or low depending on what you want the program to do and what kind of external devices you want to drive such as LEDs, relays, motors and so on. <br> <br>Click the link below to see waht my app was originally written for: <br> <br>http://hackaday.com/2011/11/03/bomb-disposal-robot-with-lego-gripper/
if, for some reason you can't view the video, you can use this link: <br> <br>http://vimeo.com/24143672
This glue struck me as a variant or Goodyear Plio-Bond. (a rubber cement.) I accidentally tore my speaker wires from the connector, took awhile to find something else (a cordless phone handset) to replace the connector, and later the speaker back into the TRAKR. I also replaced the MIC element with another, from the same cordless phone, an the pick-up was massive! (and so was the feedback if I had it too close to the remote!)
This is a pretty cool suggestion! I'll check my old phones and see if I have a mic that will fit my Trakr. Your suggestion also serves as a reminder that before we recycle our old electronics it's a good idea to salvage the useful bits from them first. <br>
Anytime.. Actually, any 2-wire electret element mic will do, as long as you keep the polarity (in and gnd) straight. the Mic from the phone was a lucky find. Still couldn't understand why the stock mic element was so weak. The new element had more than 4X volume, roughly same size. (5/16&quot; dia.) fitted in perfectly.<br><br>I picked-up a set of 20x IR LED's similar to the single one (for $1.00 off Ebay).. Someone on the spygear forum, found provisions on the camera board, for 2 more LED's, and 2 chip resistors.. Haven't gotten adventurous enough to add them. (the battery draw is bad enough!) Mine's been sitting off to the side, as a arduino project has been taking more time, as well as life/work.<br>
The connectors for the speaker, and the push button, are not critical, since both are no-polar.. the MIC connector, however, IS! Make sure you put the socket back exactly the same direction, or you could (a) fry the MIC element, and (b, Obviously) the MIC will not pick up anything!.<br><br>One more side hack, invert the drive belts. If you take them off the wheels, You'll notice the inside has deep teeth that match the drive wheels. Ironic, so does the small ribs on the outside.. Need serious traction grip? remove the track belts, invert them so the deeper teeth are outside, and replace them on the wheels, with the smaller ribs inside.
Although not noted, Inside the reset button panel, if you remove the cover, You might or might not see a flat piece between the screw hole, and the button. If you do, you SHOULD be able to lift the flat piece out, and it'll reveal two trim POTs. These are for balancing the H-Bridge output of the two drive motors. (standard DC permanent magnet motors.)
I got one of these two weeks ago and planned on writing an instructable, but you beat me to it. I look forward to using your information!!
Outstanding! I'm looking forward to reading your instructable about how you hacked your Trakr.
I don't know if it will be soon. I am but a poor college student with little money for an arduino.
Not sure why you would need an external microcontroller. The ARM processor on the trakr is decent for many prgramming solutions. If you want to drive motors, use an h-bridge. If you want to log data, GPC8 is an ADC pin. If you must use an external microcontroller, you might consider the TI Launchpad: <br> <br>http://www.ti.com/tool/msp-exp430g2#buy <br> <br>The cost is $4.30 USD.
I am thinking xbee or wifi to facilitate remote control via computer (internet if possible)
You might consider a cheap Bluetooth module like this: <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/250887077763?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649" rel="nofollow">http://www.ebay.com/itm/250887077763?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&amp;_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649</a><br> Not sure if the TRAKR supports Serial or not, but there are ways to handle that in software.&nbsp; They're cheap and work great.
Sounds like a cool idea! <br> <br>I'll tell you what: my next Instructable will be about interfacing variuos external devices to the Trakr like the Lego Mindstorms NXT, the TI Launcpad, Snap Circuits 08m microcontroller, and so on.
I am looking forward to it!
Can I use the program you used on my arduino?
Could you load it into your arduino's program memory and run it? No. <br> <br>If you want to connect the Trakr's GPC0 and GPC1 pins to your arduino and program it to do something when your arduino detects GPC0 and GPC1 are set to high or low depending on which buttons are pressed on the Trakr remote, then very probably yes.

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