I fully assembled the PiCrawler and everything works great except there is no sound!
Reinstalled the below module multiple times as instructed to with no luck.
sudo bash i2samp.sh
I’d appreciate any help to find a solution to correct the problem.
Ok, I installed EZBlock system. All works except the speaker! I still do not get any sound from the robot-hat speaker!
You use ezblock studioAPP to connect to Spider Pie, and then go to run the sound example, we suggest you provide us with a video.
The video of the connection process, with the process of running the example is provided to us.
If the sound is not working, we will arrange to send you a new robot hat.
As requested…video can be downloaded from the following link.
When you run the sound effect example, open the print window to see if any errors are reported. (as shown)
If there is no error message, the robot hat’s speakers are damaged. We will arrange to send you a new robot hat.
If there is an error message in the print window, it may be a software code problem, please provide a screenshot of the error message to us, so that we can analyze and solve the problem.
I ran the ‘dance’ example with the print window open. No errors were reported. see below
It should be a damaged speaker., we will have an after-sales person contact you later to send you a new robot hat.
I received the new Robot-Hat. I installed it and the PiCrawler still does not play sound. I noticed when I took off the old Robot-Hat that the speaker was crushed (damaged) compared to the new one. I removed the new one and noticed that the new speaker was now crushed as well. I then noticed that had installed a heat sink on my RaspberryPi processor…the heat sink pressed against the speaker and had damaged it. See the attached pictures. It may be a good idea to include a statement in the instructions to tell customers to remove any heat sinks that may have been installed to avoid damage to the Robot-Hat.
Would it be possible for me to purchase a replacement Robot-Hat?
Is there a way that I could purchase a replacement Robot-Hat?
Sorry, we missed the unexpected situation of installing the heat sink. From your picture, it looks like the diaphragm of the speaker is crushed, and it can’t vibrate, so it can’t produce sound. Please try to remove the heat sink, install robot_hat again, and run the music playback program to see if the diaphragm of the speaker can be recovered. Or you can try to use adhesive tape to stick the diaphragm, then pull up the tape to recover the dent.
BTW, here’s the link to buy it from Amazon Canada, it’s the new version of the robot hat and is compatible with the old one.
OK, I was able to repair one of the speakers. I now get sound when running the EZBlock system, but I do not get any sound when I run the Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) system. i2samp.sh does not produce any sound and there is no sound when I run sound_effect.py.
- I did use sudo to run
- I did install the i2samp.h script many times…it still does not work
- I checked the sound card configuration. The sound card serial numbers are consistent. See screen shots below.
I still get no sound from the speaker.
1.What version of Raspberry Pi system are you currently using.
2.When you execute i2samp.sh installation, is there any error report, if so, please provide the error report screenshot to us.
3.Execute i2samp.sh to install:
sudo bash i2samp.sh
After successful installation, execute the sudo reboot command to reboot the Raspberry Pi.
Go ahead and run the sound example again to see how it works:
sudo python3 3.tts_example.py
If the speakers don’t sound, run the sudo killall pulseaudio command again and go run the sound example again to see how it works.