Favor to ask re: dashboard

In this thread Don Reid found what he believes is an error in the dashboard spec published by IFI. http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showpost.php?p=446985&postcount=1.

I realize that the build season is coming down to the wire, but if someone has five minutes to validate his results I would really appreciate it. This software http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/papers.php?s=&action=single&paperid=593 has been downloaded 87 times. If you are able to do me this one favor you’ll earn my gratitude.

In the default code, replace Process_Data_From_Master_uP() with the following code, the download it to the robot controller and run it. The dashboard should display 111, 122, 133, 144, 155, 166 for the user bytes.

void Process_Data_From_Master_uP(void)

 	pwm01 = pwm02 = pwm03 = pwm04 = 127;   
	pwm05 = pwm06 = pwm07 = pwm08 = 127;   
	pwm09 = pwm10 = pwm11 = pwm12 = 127;   
	pwm13 = pwm14 = pwm15 = pwm16 = 127;   

	User_Byte1 = 111;
	User_Byte2 = 122;
	User_Byte3 = 133;
	User_Byte4 = 144;
	User_Byte5 = 155;
	User_Byte6 = 166;


I have a dashboard program that I’ve been using for 2 years now, and the code matches what Don Reid as found. I don’t remember if I found the spec to be wrong or not, but I wrote the application based on logging the bytes and determining what they represented (which kind of implies that the spec didn’t seem right).



Thanks to Don’s input, IFI has acknowledged an error in the dashboard specification (here) and has published a new spec.


That was quick, thanks. I do not have access to a robot controller so I’m working blind from the spec. I use a stamp to simulate the dashboard, but if the spec is wrong then the app will be wrong also. I appreciate the help.

Oddly enough, when I went back to update the dashboard code it was correct. Someone must have told me about the problem and I forgot.