In part 1 of this series, we introduced the TinyLineMaker Sport. A tech-savvy machine that performs the same job as an old-fashioned line marker, but with innovative position technology and smart integrated software. (Did you miss out on part 1? Check it out here.)
Now that you’re familiar with the paint system and the parts under your robot’s hood, it’s time to start it up! For part 2, we’re going to focus on battery management with a quick tutorial on how to charge, install, and remove your battery for the TinyLineMarker Sport.
Two batteries are necessary to operate the TinyLineMarker Sport, one removable robot battery and one internal tablet battery. Today we’ll be focusing on the removable robot battery.
Charging your battery
Before using your brand-new machine, ensure that the battery is completely charged. You can do so by following these simple steps:
- Plug the round charging jack into the battery and connect the charger to an electrical socket. The connector is located next to the battery handle.
- When fully charged, disconnect the battery. First remove the power jack from the electrical socket; then, remove the round charging jack from the battery.
It’s important to note that the battery charger shows red when the battery is charging and green when the battery is fully charged. And the battery must be charged every third month if stored for long periods of time.
Now that you know how to charge the battery effectively, it’s essential to know how to change your battery.
Make sure you start off by powering off your TinyLineMarker Sport. You can do this by turning the battery key counterclockwise. Next, unlock the battery by pushing the key inwards while turning it 90 degrees counterclockwise. Pull out the battery (A). You can leave the key in until you are ready to put in a new battery.
Next, make sure the battery rack is cleared, checking for grass or dirt blocking the inside. This is especially important when putting a battery back in. If the battery isn’t pushed into the rack completely, the key can’t lock the battery in place.
Putting a battery back into your machine is quite simple. After making sure the rack is clear, slide the battery (A) into the battery rack (B) and insert the key (C) if it isn’t already there. Lock the battery by turning the key 90 degrees clockwise. It will make a click sound notifying you when its in place. Next, power on the machine by turning the key 45 degrees clockwise. The status light on top of the machine will turn on.