QuickStart
Machine
Setup Guide


Table of Contents


1 Starting the FM-250

2 Using the Manual Controller

2.1 Starting the FM-250 Using the Manual Controller:

2.2 Manual Controller Operation

3 Connecting the Wireless Remote to the FungoMan FM-250

3.1 Starting the Wireless Remote

4 Starting the FungoMan App on the Wireless Remote

5 Power Considerations

6 Lights

6.1 Launch Sequence

6.2 Hopper Empty or Ball Jam

6.3 Manual Mode

6.4 Auto Mode

6.4.1 Red

6.4.2 Yellow

6.4.3 White

7 Back Panel Reference

8 Air Compressor Information

9 Parking (Homing) the Machine

9.1 Park Position

9.2 Homing the Machine:

10 Tire Pressure Guide

11 QuickStart Machine Setup Videos

11.1 Click to Watch “Starting the FM-250” Video

11.2 Click to Watch “Using the Manual Controller” Video

11.3 Click to Watch “Stopping Automatic Mode” Video

11.4 Click to Watch “Light Guide” Video

11.5 Click to Watch “Hopper Empty” Video

11.6 Click to Watch “Ball Jam” Video

11.7 Click to Watch “Light Guide” Video

11.8 Click to Watch “Air Compressor Information” Video

11.9 Click to Watch “Tire Pressure Guide” Video



1 Starting the FM-250

  1. Plug the provided power cord into the Power Cord Connection (4).

  1. Put baseballs in the ball bin. Two buckets (approximately 140 balls is ideal).
  2. Power on the machine (2).
  3. Refer to “Using the Manual Controller” or “Connecting the Wireless Remote to the FungoMan FM-250”

Click to Watch “Starting the FM-250” Video



2 Using the Manual Controller

The Manual Controller can pinpoint a ball’s location, elevation, speed, and spin using the controls described below. While in AUTO mode, the Manual Controller will throw balls at a time described by the TIME DELAY dial.

2.1 Starting the FM-250 Using the Manual Controller:

  1. Power the machine on. NOTE: The machine must be powered off, then restarted when using a different controller (wireless to manual controller, or manual to wireless controller)
  2. Press the THROW/START button. The machine will self initialize and move to the PARK Position.
  3. Confirm that the MANUAL/AUTO Button is in the MANUAL position.
  4. Use the controls to position the head of the machine and set the speed of the ball to be thrown.

Click to Watch “Using the Manual Controller” Video

Click to Watch “Stopping Automatic Mode” Video

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2.2 Manual Controller Operation

  1. THROW / START BUTTON: In MANUAL, this button fires the ball. In AUTO, this button Starts the automated firing of balls.
  2. POSITION / ELEVATION BUTTONS: In MANUAL, these buttons control the machine head up, down, left, and right. These buttons will NOT operate in AUTO Mode.
  3. MANUAL / AUTO Toggle Switch: In AUTO mode, only the Time Delay button can be adjusted.
  4. TOP Wheel Speed Dial: Sets the Speed of the TOP Wheel
  5. BOTTOM Wheel Speed Dial: Sets the Speed of the BOTTOM Wheel
  6. TIME DELAY BUTTON: Sets the time delay between balls thrown in AUTO Mode.

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3 Connecting the Wireless Remote to the FungoMan FM-250

3.1 Starting the Wireless Remote

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  1. Turn on the FungoMan FM-250 Automated Practice Machine.
  2. Turn on the Wireless Remote.

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  1. Press the Wi-Fi Settings button
  2. If the Wi-Fi adapter has not already been enabled, press the Check Box to turn on WiFi

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  1. The wireless controller will find the FM-250 and obtain the proper settings to connect.

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  1. The wireless controller should now be connected to the FM-250.

Click to Watch “Wireless Controller and Cradle” Video

Click to Watch “Manual to Wireless” Video

Click to Watch “Connecting Wireless Remote” Video

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4 Starting the FungoMan App on the Wireless Remote

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  1. Press the FungoMan icon to start the FungoMan Wireless Remote application

  1. Choose the appropriate base path size.
  2. Choose the type of practice.
  3. Press the Go Practice button.

For more information about using the FungoMan Wireless Controller Application, go to the

QuickStart Guide for the FungoMan Wireless Remote.

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5 Power Considerations

The FM-250 has 6 motors and operates computer components to provide the necessary movements for the machine. A stable, reliable power source of 120 volts is required. Failure to use a solid power source may result in poor machine performance, or inconsistency in connectivity. Please refer to the following guidelines when using the FM-250:


6 Lights

6.1 Launch Sequence

The launch sequence is always the same. Once the throw button is pressed the light sequence of Yellow, White, and then the ball will be released.

Click to Watch “Light Guide” Video

6.2 Hopper Empty or Ball Jam

RED, YELLOW, WHITE: After 3 attempts at feeding a ball, all three lights will BLINK. After 6 attempts, all three lights will be illuminated and machine will PARK.

Click to Watch “Hopper Empty” Video

Click to Watch “Ball Jam” Video

6.3 Manual Mode

RED: Red light does NOT illuminate in MANUAL MODE

YELLOW: 1st light in launch sequence (Yellow, White, Throw)

WHITE: 2nd light in launch sequence (Yellow, White, Throw)

6.4 Auto Mode

RED:

YELLOW:

WHITE: 2nd light in launch sequence (Yellow, White, Throw)

6.4.1 Red

The Red light illuminates during Routines in AUTO PLAY mode.

6.4.2 Yellow

Part of the Launch Sequence. The yellow light is the first light in launch sequence (Yellow, White, Throw) and illuminates for .4 seconds.

The warning horn can be enabled to give an audible sound at the same time as the yellow light.

6.4.3 White

Part of the Launch Sequence. Second light to come on for .4 seconds

The warning horn can be enabled to give an audible sound at the same time as the white light.

Click to Watch “Light Guide” Video

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7 Back Panel Reference

STARTING FUNGOMAN

STEP 1: Plug the provided power cord into the POWER CORD CONNECTION 4

STEP 2: Power up the machine using the ON/OFF SWITCH 2

STEP 3: Start the FungoMan Program using the Wireless Remote or Press THROW/START Button on the MANUAL CONTROLLER

  1. CIRCUIT BREAKERS
  2. ON/OF SWITCH
  3. VOLTAGE METER         
  4. POWER CORD CONNECTION

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8 Air Compressor Information

Balls are propelled by the FM-250 using the assistance of an air powered cylinder to consistently push the ball into the spinning tires. An air compressor keeps the cylinder pressurized by “cycling” after every 15 to 20 balls are fired. The compressor will “cycle” for 1 to 2 minutes or until it fills the air tank to approximately 80 psi. The compressor will then release the air out of the air valve (which sounds like air brakes on a bus). The machine should NOT be powered down during the middle of a compressor “cycle”.

If the machine is inadvertently powered off during the compressor “cycle”, the pressure on the air valve must be released manually by draining the air tank under the machine (see photo below).

Instructions to drain the compressor air valve:

  1. Power down the machine.
  2. Drain the air tank.
  3. Power on the machine.
  4. The compressor should begin “cycling”.

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Click to Watch “Air Compressor Information” Video

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9 Parking (Homing) the Machine

9.1 Park Position

Wheels will be pointing straight up and slow to 2 mph. The machine will put itself into the PARK POSITION on command using the PARK BUTTON, when returning to the MAIN MENU, or when automated routines are complete.

9.2 Homing the Machine:

When the machine “HOMES” or initializes, it will move up and right to establish the limits, then rest at the PARK POSITION which is up (90 degrees position) and straight ahead (0 degrees elevation).

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10 Tire Pressure Guide

Click to Watch “Tire Pressure Guide” Video

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11 QuickStart Machine Setup Videos

11.1 Click to Watch “Starting the FM-250” Video

11.2 Click to Watch “Using the Manual Controller” Video

11.3 Click to Watch “Stopping Automatic Mode” Video

11.4 Click to Watch “Light Guide” Video

11.5 Click to Watch “Hopper Empty” Video

11.6 Click to Watch “Ball Jam” Video

11.7 Click to Watch “Light Guide” Video

11.8 Click to Watch “Air Compressor Information” Video

11.9 Click to Watch “Tire Pressure Guide” Video

       FM-250 Machine Setup Guide