Rick Control Board
Owners of the Marty robotics kit will already be familiar with the Rick Control Board, which comes with each educational robot. Here we offer you the possibility to buy the microcontroller alone, for some new applications!
Including €0.01 for ecotax
Rick Control Board: embark on a new adventure with your Marty robot
Wondering what you could do with an extra Rick Control Board? You can use it as a replacement microcontroller if you lose the original board, or implement new programs and give your educational robot a new brain.
Got a 3D printer? Make your own DIY Marty and offer him this brand new board, equipped with an 8-pin GPIO connector, 9 channels for connecting your servos, a Wi-Fi module, an accelerometer and a built-in battery charger!
Technical specifications of the Rick board
- STM32F446RE ARM M4 microcontroller
- ESP8266 (ESP-12) Wi-Fi module with integrated microcontroller
- MMA8652FCTX digital accelerometer
- MCP73213 2-cell lithium polymer/lithium ion integrated battery charger
Resources for the Marty control board
Make sure that Marty has connected to your WiFi. If a “Marty Setup” network is visible, you’ll need to go back and try putting your WiFi details in again.
Some home “WiFi Range Extenders” are really just another WiFi network with a similar name to your main router; You’ll need to have both Marty and the device you’re controlling from on the exact same network.
Your network might use a different set of IP addresses than most, by default. Use our Discovery Tool to try and find your Marty.
When you’re calibrating your Marty, try to make sure it’s standing as shown in the photos (straight up, arms to the side, eyebrows flat) before clicking the “Save Calibration” button.
You have to save the calibration before you try walking. If it still doesn’t walk right, double check it’s put together correctly. In the calibration tool, make sure that the buttons move the appropriate joint - if they don’t, you might have plugged your motors in the wrong places.
Easily done and easily fixed - have a look at the electronics section of the build guide and make sure things are plugged in the correctly numbered port.
Check that the all the leg parts are oriented correctly, look at this diagram in the build guide and make sure your Marty’s legs look exactly like that
Try recalibrating with the feet slightly further towards the middle
Sounds like he’s running out of battery. Charge him up!
Double check they’re plugged in the right way round - check the electronics section of the build guide.
Try going to our support site for more general help, and get in touch if you need to!