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The console commands provide an advanced gateway to diagnose and configure your unit while in operation. The console is commonly available over the USB and Bluetooth connection which enabels in-operation diagnostics and reconfiguration, without having to disconnect the unit form the main system.

The Eros electronics and firmware architecture first appeared in the RH7D units. This new arhcitecture retains almost 100% backwards compatibility with the architecture of the RH4D, but enables the extension of the units with a much greater number of funcionalities.

One of the changes that broke backwards compatibility were the console commands: the Seed Robotics Text protocol remains the same but the commands to configure and query the hand for diagnostics and configuration have changed.

Simple Text Procotol (STP)

The Seed Robotics STP Protocol is designed to offer a simple but powerful way to access the Control Tables. The Control Tables are the core of the whole system and is how you get real time feedback from the unit and send commands to the unit.

The STP commands are available in two flavours: for byte or word, depending on wether you're reading/writing a 1byte value or a 2 byte value.

wrb - write BYTE on Control table
wrb [Actuator I D] [mempos] [value~255]

[byte: error flag]\n

wrw - write WORD on Control table\
wrw [Actuator I D] [mempos] [value~65536]

[byte: error flag]\n

reb - read BYTE from Control Table
reb [Actuator I D] [mempos]

[byte: error flag]\t[byte:value]\n

rew - read WORD from Control Table
rew [Actuator I D] [mempos]

[byte: error flag]\t[word:value]\n

Console Commands

help - display list of available commands

status - displays the current status of the unit

scanbus - initiates a scan of the internal bus to detect all connected actuator IDs. Use the status command after about 10 seconds to list the IDs found.

open - opens the hand

close - closes the hand

partopen [0-4095/0-1023] - partially opens the hand and moves all actuators to the set position

setpos [Actuator I D] [Position] - sets position for the specified actuator. If Torque is not enable, this command will enable torque for that actuator and make the movement.

restart psu - reboots the internal psu that powers all internal actuators. This is especially useful if you wish to clear an error from an internal actuator without power cycling the whole unit.
restart all - performs a full reboot on the unit including the main board and the internal actuators

config extbaud [BAUD SETTING] - configures the baud rate of the main interface (external interface)
config extid [I D] - configures the Dynamixel I D for the external interface

Commands to configure the Bluetooth module (if installed)

config btname [NAME] - configures the Bluetooth module broadcasting name.

config btcode [xxxx] - configures the Bluetooth module code for connection. Having a code is highly recommended as it prevents unauthorized connection and operation of the unit.
Any code lower than 1000 will be padded with leading zeros, to make a 4 digit code, required for pairing.

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