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Those two variables ended up not being the problem at all, the issue was we hadn't configured the ttyAMA0 port properly because we were running Jessie on the Pi. So I would go through and make sure you followed all the steps to configure it correctly. If you're running Jessie, this link should helphttp://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/47671/why-my-program-wont-communicate-through-ttyama0-on-raspbian-jessie
Hello again, After weeks of research, international fact-finding missions, and mad scientific experiments, we figured out the issue. The ttyAMA0 port wasn't configured properly. Since we're running Raspbian Jessie, there was no /etc/inittab to edit, and so we just skipped it. Big mistake. In the end, we followed these steps below to correctly configure the ttyAMA0 serial port, and it works like a charm now. So for anyone trying to use these with Jessie, make sure ttyAMA0 is set up properly.http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/47671/why-my-program-wont-communicate-through-ttyama0-on-raspbian-jessie
Hey, we've been having the same problem with line 177, we normally get around it by commenting out the readData line from the move methods. But now we need to use readPosition(), and there's no getting around needing to call readData. Did you ever get it to work?
Hello again thiagohersan,After looking at how T-Kuhn used the library here: (https://github.com/T-Kuhn/ScrewPicker/blob/master/ax12/ax12.py) we noticed that he just commented out the readData at the end of every write function. We did the same, and now everything works fine. So if anyone ever has a similar problem, try just commenting out that line. Thanks for all of your constant help :)
Hi thiagohersan, I have been working with Ben on getting the servo to move consistently. This afternoon, I tried varying the TX_DELAY_TIME as well as the RPI_DIRECTION_SWITCH_DELAY, but I still receive the timeouts from line 177 when trying to use readData(). For some reason, the try statement(see below) keeps getting exceptions.try: assert ord(reply) == 0xFF except: e = "Timeout on servo " + str(id) raise Ax12.timeoutError(e)We will double check the uart circuit, and see if we can find anything. We're getting in another 3 servos soon as well, and perhaps running more than 1 will resolve the problem. Once again, thanks for your time, and please write if you have any thoughts on what we might change! :)