4Bot Kit Instructions

Wireless Router

bulletWireless SSID - robo hub
bulletIP -
bulletDHCP is ON
bulletPlug cable into one of the 4 LAN switch ports and connect to notebook. This gives best connection. Do not plug cable into WAN (Internet) port.
bulletRouter will have no connection to school LAN.
bulletTurn on router first and let it boot completely before booting the 4Bot.
bulletRouter is set to channel 9. Run INSSIDER  on notebook desktop (choose 2.6GHz range) to confirm it is on and transmitting.
bulletIf you have other wireless units in school or even nearby and they are on the same channel you will have to browse to the router ( and change to an unused channel.
bulletThere is no password on the router. Click submit when it asks for a password!

4 Bot

bulletSBC2 on 4 Bot has latest Phidget Library
bulletIf you need to access the SBC2: userid: admin  passwd: cdli (Please don't change config if at all possible)
bulletIP Address is below (however this IP is already in the accompanying note book Visual Basic app)
bullet4Bot should be fully charged when you receive it. A small trickle charger has been included. Charge when the battery falls below 10 volts.
bulletTurn on 4Bot by flipping toggle switch. Lights on SBC2 should light. When the light on wireless card starts blinking you should have a connection to router.
bulletPlease don't run 4Bot into walls, etc. as it will damage decks and electronics. Drive responsibly :))

Note Book

bulletConnect ethernet cable from router to note book and turn notebook on. It will pick up a 192.168.1.x address
bulletMake sure joystick/game controller is plugged into notebook USB port.
bulletBefore you run the Visual Basic app, run the command prompt (cmd.exe on desktop) and ping the 4Bot. Type   ping 192.168.1.x   and press enter where x is the last number in the 4Bot IP address
bulletIf you don't get a reply to the ping:
bulletCheck the light on the 4Bot's wireless adapter. It should be blinking in an irregular pattern. If it is not, recycle the 4Bot power or unplug the adapter and plug in again.
bulletCheck that the router is actually transmitting by running INSSIDER
bulletCheck the IP address of the 4Bot (Ping commend)
bulletIf you get replies to the ping, open the "4Botnoarm" folder and double click the 4bot.vbp file to open VB6. Click run.


bulletCheck to see if sensors are working. Temperature, Voltage, Front and Rear distance sensors. If they are not, you don't have a connection to the 4Bot. Repeat the ping!
bulletTo turn on camera, click the Camera On button. The camera should move to an upright position and the web browser window will give a number of choices.
bulletSelect Java Stream for a 2x size picture or Java Script Stream for a normal size. These are the only two that work.
bulletThe joystick buttons, either the virtual on-screen or real are programmed as follows:
bulletButton 1 - Horn
bulletButton 2 - Headlights
bulletButton 3 - High Intensity Camera Light
bulletButton 4 - Turns off both lights
bulletIf you plug in the joystick after VB6 is opened the buttons on the actual joystick may not work.
bulletRemember that the 4Bot must be able to pick up the signal from the router, so place the router in an area where its signal can be picked up easily.
bulletWhen driving the robot, if the joystick is pulled to the 3 or 9 o'clock positions, the bot will turn in place.
bulletIf the 4bot runs out of range, VB6 will probably lock up. Use task manager to kill the app.

IP Addresses

bulletKit#1 4Bot:
bulletKit#2 4Bot:
bulletKit#3 4Bot
bulletKit#4 4Bot: