i just got my spider the otherday and plugged it all in using USB and it worked fine, except modules like the camera etc were giving me issues.
So… i plugged in a 7v (after checking the web to see what voltages it could handle) plug pack into it.
instantly the screen gets lines on it and eventually goes all white, the spider drops connection to the pc (via usb) instantly.
unplugging either the usb cable or the 7v plug pack fixes this.
Is there something that im doing wrong? i have also now tried it with a powered USB hub, and i get the same problem.
the polarity is correct, and the 7v plug pack can power the spider without the usb connected.
it seems the screen does the same line to white thing if i hold down the reset button.
I was talking to someone on chat eariler, and it would appear im not the only one with this issue.
EDIT: i have tried 3 different plug packs - all centre positive