When experimenting with commands to move the rsmedia head up/down I think I have moved it too far and may have caused a problem.
I think I gave the command "/usr/bin/robot/scripts/MotorRel.sh 01 04 08" which made the head tilt all the way down but then the motor started straining and getting slower and slower. I hit the power off button at this moment.
I then turned him back on again and his head didnt come back to center position, so I powered him down again.
So I think the motor tried to move the head past the end of the physical limits and has 'wound up' the gears. I expect that the mechanisims are under quite a bit of tension!!
When he is off I can see that the head is down and I cant manually move his head back - it seems stuck down.
I didnt hear anything breaking , so I am hoping that it is still all OK (but just under tension).
Has anyone else seen this and have any suggestions on recovering it?
I guess the best (but longest) solution is to pull him apart and try to unbind the mechanism - maybe by pulling the motor out and letting the gears unwind?
I also thought about powering him up while lying down (to avoid the default startup movements) then use the remote todo 'head up' action. But not sure this is going to work. (So this will be quick to try but more risky!!)
What do you think? Whats best? Any other ideas? I know a few of you have repaired broken necks before so may have a good idea on whats possible?
(BTW This is on my good RSMedia, My old RSMedia already has a broken neck (both up/down and left/right!!) which I havent tried fixing yet......I've been putting it off cos its such a big job to pulll it all down and repair the mechanics and elecrtonics...wish I had fixed the old one now - cos now I may have todo this to TWO robots :-(
(On the upside - if I do have to pull him apart I can then do the serial hack and the RSMV1-V2 upgrade)