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2 & 3 Wheel Robots

To move around on the ground, you only need two motors and two wheels, which is why two and three wheeled robots are so popular. A small two wheeled robot is a great way to get started in robotics.

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Robot Construction Kits

Posted on April 23, 2014

By Coleman Benson & filled under GoRobotics >> Education, Robotics Projects & Kits, Where to Start.

Robot Construction Kits can be distinguished from normal robot kits since they use modular parts and allow you to assemble different robots using the same parts. A robot kit on the other hand only allows you to build one robot. Robot construction kits are a great investment because they tend to include everything you need [...]
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Barobo Actuator Disassembly

Posted on February 19, 2014

By Coleman Benson & filled under Electronics, Mechanics, Tutorials.

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 [...]
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M3CANUM DOG Project

Posted on February 14, 2014

By Coleman Benson & filled under Entertainment, Robotics Projects & Kits.

We’re always curious what our customers do with the parts they purchased. Dimitri Dekyvere was kind enough to share a video of the versatile LEGO robot he created using the new EV3 construction system along with LEGO compatible Mecanum wheels. The M3CANUM DOG is a very compact, 4WD Mecanum driven robot with sensor feedback, able [...]
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FlowBotics Studio Grand Tutorial – Servo Erector Set

Posted on November 25, 2013

By Carl Owen & filled under Software and Apps.

Together with the launch of the new robotics programming platform FlowBotics Studio, RobotShop also launched the Servo Erector Set V1.1 from Lynxmotion. This is a kit of over 500 parts enabling you to build five different robots and control them via pre-made robot applications inside FlowBotics Studio which is also included. The five robots are: [...]
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The 2013 Robot Christmas Gift Guide!

Posted on November 21, 2013

By Julie Gendron & filled under Domestic, Entertainment, Pet Care, Toys, Vacuum.

Christmas season is just around the corner, and it’s time to send Santa your gift list. Why not select robotic gifts to help with household chores, to play, to build or even to experiment with. Here’s our top suggestions for robotic gifts for 2013. We’ve featured 10 great ideas that will make excellent gifts for [...]
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The wheel encoders are found in the robots wheels so it is usually hard to see if there is an issue. If you let the Scooba clean for a few minutes, ...
2014-05-15 14:46 by Jgendron
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When you use skid steering on a four wheel robot (two motors or four, it does not matter), the wheels will always need ... very wide frame with wheels on the end - it's much easier for that to turn. 2WD robots have no problems turning and moving on flat surfaces, but might have issues ...
2014-05-08 08:57 by CBenson
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Forgot to mention, that one of my first robots to play with was one from Seattle Robotics ... of the workshops but did buy the kit (levels 1-3), which included some stripped down version of an earlier version of Nubotics wheel watchers. This version, they did not have all ...
2014-04-30 10:46 by linuxguy
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Forgot to mention, that one of my first robots to play with was one from Seattle Robotics ... of the workshops but did buy the kit (levels 1-3), which included some stripped down version of an earlier version of Nubotics wheel watchers. This version, they did not have all ...
2014-04-30 10:00 by kurte
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... robotics they had two of those CIM motors and were moving around 140lb robots with them. For 26$ a motor I am happy with a pair of them. Do you ... life. I would like to atleast get 20min of use. The castor type back wheels should work nice. Do you have any recommendations of which to use ...
2014-01-06 15:29 by kevilay
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Cleaning the wheel sensors would be a good idea. If you open the robot up, you might as well also clean the bumper sensors thoroughly with compressed air. They are found on the robots motherboard in two black holders. You will see a black arm moving inside the sensor ...
2013-12-20 09:54 by Jgendron
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... which are found on the motherboard). The other issues could be with the wheels. Once wheel not spinning or the encoders on the wheels are dirty. ... or a can of compressed air. Especially the wheels and under the robots bumper.
2013-12-16 17:09 by Jgendron
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Yes, old Neatos only have the wheel spring attached to the bottom chassis. But, there is a workaround if the wheel ... bottom chassis itself broke, we suggest that you screw the tension spring in the robots cover. You will see two openings in the top cover where you can screw the springs. ...
2013-11-29 14:43 by Jgendron
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... "standard" (it's normally 4mm or 6mm). As such, we don't have any wheels which can be directly connected to that shaft, or even a wheel + hub ... Note too that most people don't used stepper motors for mobile robots. Perhaps the following can help you to create your own: http://www.robotshop.com/en/pololu-universal-aluminum-5mm-mounting-hub.html ...
2013-11-13 09:51 by CBenson
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Hi, I am new to robots and this is my very first build. I am aiming to build a 4 wheeled rover that zooms around the house. So far I have chosen the sensors, micro controller, motor controller, ...
2013-10-09 05:48 by redmug
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... ease of installation, price and easy to install accessories (such as a wheel). However, these robots are usually restricted to robots you can easily hold in your hand. As the robot becomes ...
2013-09-24 15:21 by CBenson
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... too much thought went into it and now I can't come up with a better V-2. It's not like small robots where you can make and remake frames from simple aluminum. This actually was a bit expensive ...
2013-08-21 09:02 by Jongig
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Sabertooths are the norm when it comes to mobile robots. If you want something more rugged / industrial / versatile consider RoboteQ.
2013-05-13 17:01 by CBenson
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Hi Jim, At first glance, it does sounds like your robots wheel is defective. Can you feel the same resistance while turning the right wheel as you do with ...
2013-03-08 10:10 by Jgendron
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... something like the "WD Mecanum wheel mobile robot kit 10011". The ... I would also need to add the ACC200 RF Wireless board and a USB version ... programming my arrangements? 3- Is it difficult / complicated to ... within a large room. None of the robots we carry have a QR or barcode ...
2012-11-26 13:41 by vprex
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