Hi. I loaded a program into my Gadgeteer rover, and it generated a lot of smoke. Could you help me figure out what I did wrong?
But seriously, I blew up part of my rover yesterday, in dramatic fashion.
The highly interesting thing is that even though several gadgeteer cables themselves all burnt out their 1st wire, the modules that were connected to those cables all seem to have survived…
The only module that seems to have been damaged is the USB Client power module. The cable between my Hub Ap5 and one power controller melted and blackened and left the pin 1 (or 10) wire completely exposed after generating a tone of smoke… but both the hub module and the motor control module seem fine. I’m really surprised. I would have expected the modules themselves to be damaged.
I’m not entirely sure what went wrong - I think there was a short between the two power wires of one of the motor controllers, at the terminal block. I’m not sure how this ended up damaging the power module, and not the modules and main board in between. Its a mystery!
But I had to reorder some power modules, and it gave me an excuse to order the fez cream, and some new relay modules too.