Don't tell me nobody's had this problem...

Posted by Eric Reed at 2/9/2001 10:07 AM EST

Coach on team #481, NASA Ames / De Anza High School, from De Anza High School and It could be you!.

Hi,

I posted a message a couple days ago because we snapped a pwm pin off inside our speed controller. I know somebody out there has had this happen, because it happens so easily. But nobody replied! Does this mean there is no solution? Do we have to shell out a bill and a half for a new speed controller because of a silly little scrap of copper? Can’t be! Some brave roboteer out there has the answer! I just know it! I just know it!

Eric…losing it
Team 481

Posted by Michael Betts at 2/9/2001 11:18 AM EST

Engineer on team #177, Bobcat Robotics, from South Windsor High School and International Fuel Cells.

In Reply to: Don’t tell me nobody’s had this problem…
Posted by Eric Reed on 2/9/2001 10:07 AM EST:

: Hi,

: I posted a message a couple days ago because we snapped a pwm pin off inside our speed controller. I know somebody out there has had this happen, because it happens so easily. But nobody replied! Does this mean there is no solution? Do we have to shell out a bill and a half for a new speed controller because of a silly little scrap of copper? Can’t be! Some brave roboteer out there has the answer! I just know it! I just know it!

: Eric…losing it
: Team 481

Eric,

We have never had this problem. I suggest you contact InnovationFIRST and let them talk you through the problem.

Mike

Posted by mike johnson at 2/9/2001 2:16 PM EST

Other on team #93, New Apple Corp, from Appleton East.

In Reply to: Don’t tell me nobody’s had this problem…
Posted by Eric Reed on 2/9/2001 10:07 AM EST:

: Hi,

: I posted a message a couple days ago because we snapped a pwm pin off inside our speed controller. I know somebody out there has had this happen, because it happens so easily. But nobody replied! Does this mean there is no solution? Do we have to shell out a bill and a half for a new speed controller because of a silly little scrap of copper? Can’t be! Some brave roboteer out there has the answer! I just know it! I just know it!

: Eric…losing it
: Team 481

Eric,
How far down into the connector is the pin broken off? Is it flush with the top?