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We would like to introduce you to the LIDAR-Lite Laser Rangefinder [RB-Pli-01] from PulsedLight. This affordable and compact laser range finder is all the robotics enthusiast with ranging needs could want! It features laser range finding for distances of up to 40m


LIDAR-Lite Laser Rangefinder [RB-Pli-01]

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If you plan on using multiple Phidget devices in your project, then you’ll need to use the unique serial number of the board to distinguish between each one. This is easy to do in Flowbotics, but first, you’ll need to get the serial number. The serial number is listed on each device, or you can open the Phidget Control […]


Flowbotics Serial Number as ID

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This post explains the different steps necessary to use a MultiWii compatible board for two axis servo-based stabilization. Many people try to make projects that require stabilization and don’t really want to have to worry about programming; fortunately MultiWii comes to the rescue and helps you get this done fast and even at a low […]

MWC MultiWii Flight Controller for UAV - Front

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Leap Motion Gesture Controller RobotShop recently received samples of the new Leap Motion gesture input device and see incredible potential for use with manipulating virtual objects as well as for control or physical robots. When you first see the Leap Motion device on its own, it’s almost impossible to know what it does. This little […]


Leapmotion 3D Hand Gesture Control

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  In this tutorial we are going to cover Data Acquisition boards (or DAQ’s as they are better known) and how to program them using FlowBotics Studio which uses the FlowStone graphical programming language inside. Data acquisition devices form the basis of most robotics systems obtaining signals in and out of a system from external […]


Phidgets 8/8/8

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Barobo‘s Linkbot all-in-one smart actuators allow anyone without any knowledge of robotics to create and “program” robots. Each actuator is packed with many features including: • Atmel AVR Microcontroller: Compatible with Arduino so you can re-flash with your own firmware using the on-board bootloader • ZigBee-Capable Radio: Communicate wirelessly with an 802.15.4-compliant radio, create mesh […]


Barobo Linkbot

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The Lynxmotion BotBoarduino, Bot Board II, and SSC-32 are known as great controllers, but some people get confused about VL, VS, and their different configurations. Well, here it is: the definitive Guide to the Power Supply Options for the Lynxmotion Controllers! Before going into the specifics of the controllers, let’s first cover some background information. […]


Lynxmotion BotBoarduino and SSC-32 Controllers

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Given the wide range of actuators and electronics which go into a robot, choosing the right battery may not be an easy task. This article guides you through the thought processes involved in choosing one or more batteries for your robot. Even if you are just starting in robotics, you may have already realized that […]