First of all, I’d like to thank you for this forum because it helped me work through several issues to this point. I really appreciate what you guys are doing, and I’m so glad to get into the field of robotics with your products.
I have the basic starter kit with the Orion board. I thought it would be most fun for my daughter if I added the LED matrix, which is beautiful, by the way. I found out that mBlock 3 doesn’t support the LED matrix, so I have to use the Arduino IDE on OSX. That’s fine, so I write a program, it uploads, the LED Matrix works well.
The problem is, I want to be able to connect to the robot using the Makeblock iPad app and use the LED matrix at the same time. So, I find and edit orion_firmware.ino, but if I even change it a little bit, the iPad app says “Unrecognized firmware” and won’t connect to it. Right now, I can either program the LED Matrix on a robot that I can’t control through the app, or I can drive the robot around with the iPad app, but I can’t do both. Is there any way to add LED Matrix functionality to the Orion firmware without causing it to stop connecting to the iPad app?