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motors don't turn

Postby gymbuntu » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:28 pm

Hi forum,
I am new and this is my problem:

I got an ev3 and I want to use lejos on it.
I set up eclipse, downloaded the sd-card image,
connected the ev3 and loaded the first hello world.
Fine. it worked!

Then I read the wiki for "motors" an wote the following Java code:
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import lejos.hardware.Button;
import lejos.hardware.lcd.LCD;
import lejos.hardware.motor.NXTMotor;
import lejos.hardware.port.MotorPort;
import lejos.robotics.EncoderMotor;
import lejos.utility.Delay;

public class EV3FirstProgram
{
   
      public static void main(String[] args)
   {
        LCD.clear();
        LCD.drawString("Motor test", 0, 5);
        Button.waitForAnyPress();
        LCD.clear();
        LCD.drawString("Motor A on", 0, 5);
        EncoderMotor em = new NXTMotor(MotorPort.A);
        em.setPower(100);
        em.forward();
        Delay.msDelay(2000);
        em.stop();
        LCD.clear();
        LCD.refresh();

    }

}


The program runs, I read the Message "Motor A on" but the motor does not turn at all.
(And yes, it is connected).

What do I do wrong?

Thanks for your help
Roland
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Re: motors don't turn

Postby gloomyandy » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:03 pm

Are you sure you are using the correct set of sources. Have you switched to use the 0.5.0-alpha tag. If you are using master then motor control may not work with the 0.5.0-alpha sd card.
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Re: motors don't turn

Postby wiso » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:47 am

Hi.
I want to use de setPower function in my EV3, but I can not make it work. Can anyone write an example of how to call this function for move forward after?

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Re: motors don't turn

Postby gloomyandy » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:23 am

Post your code, tell us what you want it to do and what it actually does.
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Re: motors don't turn

Postby wiso » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:32 am

I have calculated a value because I want to put it as SetPower and then move that motor. To use this function I want to access the BasicMotor library, but I can't do it
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Re: motors don't turn

Postby gloomyandy » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:41 am

I'm sorry I don't understand your question. Post the code you are trying to use and tell us what you expect it to do and what it actually does.
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