Clear the Propeller Program

Clear the Propeller Microcontroller’s Program

Let’s make sure to clear the program in the Activity Board before turning Motors power on.  That way, some ActivityBot program that used to be in there won’t send your Arlo into unexpected maneuvers.

  • If you haven't already done so:
  • Make sure the Arlo’s Motors power rocker switch is off.
  • Connect your board’s programming cable to your computer.
  • Turn on the Arlo’s Main power.
  • Set the Activity Board’s power switch to 1.
  • Use SimpleIDE to open the No Surprise Maneuvers.side program.  (Make sure to only open programs from the folder you extracted, not from the .zip you downloaded.)
  • Run the program using SimpleIDE’s Load EEPROM & Run button.
  Arlo - No Surprise Maneuvers.c

  Run this before ever turning on power to the Arlo's motors to prevent any
  unexpected motions.

#include "simpletools.h"                      // Include simple tools
#include "arlodrive.h"                        // Include arlo drive

int main()                                    // Main function
  freqout(4, 2000, 3000);                     // Beep -> program starting
  print("Your Arlo will stay still\n");       // Success message