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srnet

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Sep 30, 2018, 06:13 pm Last Edit: Sep 30, 2018, 06:15 pm by srnet
Helpful hint: if you continue to post on this forum, read the replies.
And just maybe the OP will now appreciate why posting connection or circuit diagrams is so often requested.
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failsafe7

That's the thing about knowing something about a subject; you understood what you meant, I missed it.

Had you mentioned specifically connecting the battery ground back to the Arduino, it would have been obvious.

When you are dealing with a subject that is new to others, but not yourself, details matter   The person who sent me the message told me in one sentence what the problem was, then explained it.

I can't just be dismissive of you, because you took the time to reply. But I offer that as a constructive criticism. Everything is easy when you know how it's done. ;)

jremington

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Had you mentioned specifically connecting the battery ground back to the Arduino, it would have been obvious.
What part of "connect the grounds" is not clear to you?

srnet

When you are dealing with a subject that is new to others, but not yourself, details matter
You were asked;

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Please identify the exact type of servo, and post one or more hand drawn wiring diagram(s) showing your attempts. Include all signal, power and ground connections.
And you did not reply, do the details not matter ?
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failsafe7

You were asked;

And you did not reply, do the details not matter ?
Because someone with both knowledge AND tact replied before I was able to read the follow-ons.

jremington

Please mark this thread "solved" by editing the title of your original post.

failsafe7

What part of "connect the grounds" is not clear to you?
Nothing, after someone with some actual social skills, pointed it out.

If your only motivation in "helping" someone out, is to Lord your knowledge over them, our chastise them for not getting your point,  then you may be misguided. Should you ever be fortunate enough to find yourself not on parity with myself in the areas that I have subject mastery of, I could show you what it feels like. ;)

Not that I would.

Thanks you for your assistance, despite the rest.  I definitely learned something in this exchange.

srnet

Because someone with both knowledge AND tact replied before I was able to read the follow-ons.
Fair enough.

I must say its the first time I have heard of a 'solution' to a forum question being sent by a PM so that no-one else can see it.
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failsafe7

They basically just stated that I was getting the "typical" sort of replies that occur around here, far too often. Then, with a simple explanation, pointed out my error.

We could talk all day long about how and why some people are more effective communicators than others, but in the end, I don't guess it will make much of a difference.  If anyone is so bitter and cynical about newbies to a subject doing newbie things, I'd suggest they need to find something else to do, than "help". It's a pattern that's going to get worse, before it gets better, as more people take up the subject.

Thanks again.

AWOL

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I thought I made it clear before, but if not - that's doesn't work.

Arduino 5v to servo - works
Battery from ESC to servo (6v) - doesn't work
Battery from ESC to resistor on breadboard to servo (4.8v) - doesn't work
And this in reply #6 some thirty minutes after reply #5 has asked if the grounds are common.

Did we get a schematic?
No.
Did we get an explanation about what "doesn't work" means?
No.

Just about every major section of this forum has a sticky topic, labelled in bold type, about how to best use the forum and get useful answers.
Did you read it?
Clearly not.
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