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The concepts in this kit are awesome but I am having difficulties.

Is there any way that I can trouble shoot on my own with the Arduino IDE? I would like to do tests on all components with simple sketches but cannot get the nano motor carrier to work in the Arduino IDE. Can anyone please help me out?

That's an excellent approach to the issue.

It will not be possible for us to help you with that problem based on such a vague description. Please provide a detailed explanation of what you mean by this, including:

  • What did you do?
  • What were the results you expected from doing that?
  • What were the results you observed that did not match your expectations? Make sure to include the full and exact text of any error or warning message you might have encountered.

Hello and thanks for replying!

So to be more specific... I am working on the engineering kit. I was on the drawing robot and got as far as chapter 4.2 when I decided to take a break. I came back to my robot and code when suddenly nothing was working. However, I did leave Matlab open on my laptop as I took my break. I then backtracked the steps and tried to restart from the beginning of chapter 4 but nothing worked. The project consists of scripts/tasks in Matlab, so I shut it down, restarted it and tried again with no luck. I got out of Matlab and tried to do a simple sketch (ServoTest.ino) from the Arduino motor carrier library but get this error:

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Hi @sanperez. There is a bug in the code of that sketch. It is not caused by any problem with your installation. It's simply broken code that can't compile. So unfortunately you won't be able to use this code as a test. I think that any of us who have written any code already know that bugs are a fact of life, but certainly it is not a pleasant experience when we encounter one while using the software that supports a product we purchased.