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Mousebot Help...Plz Answered

I have been working on the mousebot on and off for a few weeks now. Yes...weeks. Completely new to everything about it. I have everything together and after the same problem last build I am stuck. 1 motor is getting 3.3 volts. 1 motor is getting 7.78 volts. Resulting in a spinning bot. I removed the eyes (desoldered the sensor from eye stems) so ,if I am thinking correctly here, both motors should get the same voltage. Wires are bare, not touching. Again...this is the second build with same exact result, so I am doubting I soldered the same exact connection badly. I also replaced the relay and LM386 with new ones for second build. Any ideas??

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

Sorry, I don't know, but if you add macro shots of what you have done so far, maybe others will be able to help.

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m3lt
m3lt

Reply 12 years ago

It will be embarrassing...But maybe that is what is needed. The main problem, I guess, is what/where/how does the power get from the IC to the motors. There must be something about the relay I don't understand. 1 + wire from IC controls both motors? This can't be right, so I'm guessing the relay does the switching of voltage. Is that true? If so I need to check more closely my relay wiring/connections.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Dude, I can't really help, you haven't even told us which mousebot you're trying to do.

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m3lt
m3lt

Reply 12 years ago

I didnt know there was more than one...I apologize. Mousey the junkbot. MAKE magazine style. Volume 2 to be exact. With a reverse switch.