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How to Make a Drone / UAV – Lesson 1: Terminology How to Make a Drone / UAV – Lesson 2: The Frame How to Make a Drone / UAV – Lesson 3: Propulsion How to Make a Drone / UAV – Lesson 4: Flight controller How to Make a Drone / UAV – Lesson […]

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Are you under the impression that your Neato robot vacuum could do better? Not enough run-time, cutting corners and acting as if it was lazy. Well updating your Neato’s software can change that. The latest version is at 3.4 and includes better battery management and a “Clever Corner” feature which works great on both inside […]

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Neato Robot Vacuum Update

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In this lesson, we take a look at Radio Frequency Identification, RFID for short. These systems use data strings stored inside special tags (or transponders) to uniquely identify people or objects when they are scanned by an RFID reader. These types of systems are found in many applications such as library books, animal identification, inventory control systems, and […]

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Phidgets Lesson 4

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This lesson will help you choose and install a sensor for detecting objects. There are plenty of sensors that can do object detection, each offering different pros and cons, so you need to decide which one will fit your project best. When choosing a sensor, you need to ask yourself how you’ll be using it. […]

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Phidgets Lesson 3

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  Phidgets supports a variety of languages, but before you start programming, you’ll need to get the library for the language you like working in, which can be found on the language pages on Phidgets.com. While you’re there, you’ll also find the code examples and an in-depth API. The C library comes with the drivers you installed in Phidgets Lesson […]

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Phidgets Lesson 2

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  Phidgets are easy to use sensors and controllers for programmers. After just a bit of coding, you’ll have your computer connected to the real world via an assortment of sensors as well as motors, relays, remote control, RFID, LEDs and more! But first, you’ll need to get the drivers installed, and luckily, it will take less […]

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Phidgets Lesson 1

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By & filed under Dynamic Tools, How To Make a Robot, Mechanics.

This tutorial is intended to complement the Robot Arm Torque Calculator found in the Dynamic Tools section of GoRobotics. The equations used in the calculator to determine the torque required at any given lifting joint (raising the arm vertically) in a robotic arm are presented here. Note that the term “actuator” is used rather than motor because […]

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The Robot Leg Torque Tutorial is intended to compliment the RobotShop Leg Torque Calculator found in the Dynamic Tools section of the RobotShop Learning Center. This tutorial explains how to find the torques acting at each degree of freedom of a 6-legged (hexapod), 3DOF / leg “insect” robotic leg. Hexapod (6-legged) robots are most commonly […]

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