we had a competition today, and a lot of teams have had problems with the system.
my purpose of this post is to discuss solutions and problems happening to other people.
my problems are:
the wifi keys are over heating. (have you ever been programing for a few hours and find that you loose a connection, and it happens 30 seconds after resetting? this happens to me, and what do i do? i switch out the keys and it works for another few hours) are these defective keys? or a firmware/cortex/joystick issue? (it happens on both)
we were tripping the breaker in our cortex a lot! in the middle of a match too! this seems to happen a lot when on the field with the field controller set up. we drove it for around 20 minutes off the court and for about 1min and 20secs on the field. is this the field? or what? i had spent time at the competition re arranging motors and adding a power expander and the problem still occurred. i then removed the 9 volt battery(as suggested by someone who solved their problem that way) and our problem seemed to not happen.
what is the point of the 9 volt? we always have fresh batteries and don’t loose connection(with cool keys)
joystick batteries, during our competition we had been running 2 joysticks, and we did NOT have to ever charge our batteries, a interesting technique is to link both joysticks to the cortex then to switch the key over after every match, i did this and we had GREEN lights all day.
i will be posting the problems above on official answers and will update accordingly
please post your problems and we can hopefully work together on some of these solutions