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  • GHI FEZ Spider .NET Development Starter Kit
    Im satisfied
    Review by Jaroslav
    Hardware - Starter kit:
    Generally It works as I expected.
    Only stream from the camera to the touchscreen is slower than 25fps.. (about 15fps)
    Surprised me multicolor LED module. can set different levels of 256 colors from the Color class. there is support for flashing and dimming.

    Software - SDK:
    Very nice and intuitive WYSIWYG project designer in visual studio. Very nice SDK
    (Posted on 9/25/14)
  • Teensy 3.1 USB Microcontroller Development Board
    Excellent board, highly recommend to step up from Arduino
    Review by Erin
    Of course you have to solder the pins onto this bad boy, which can be a deterrent to newbs, but the Teensy 3.1 offers a significant pin upgrade, three hardware serial ports, a real 12bit analogue output, and 64k of RAM, it packs a serious punch. I also appreciate that if you merely solder a 20cent crystal onto the back of it, it then has its own onboard real time clock. This and you can program it exactly the same way as an Arduino, using the exact same libraries. It's an amazing value and for the most part I am using Teensy 3.1 to drive my projects and the Arduino is my testing board/thing I have kicking around.
    (Posted on 9/12/14)
  • Digilent chipKIT Max32 Arduino Compatible Microcontroller
    Fast, Inexpensive and worth it!
    Review by Alexander
    It was a great alternative to the Arduino DUE. Offers many io ports for large electronic projects, easy to use architecture and lots of memory and speed for shear number crunching!
    (Posted on 6/13/14)
  • Netduino Mini .NET Microcontroller
    Best choice for small formfactor equipment
    Review by Anatoliy
    We use for transfer sensors data (IR, Accellerometer, Ultrasonic) to PC in Fitness and Sport area - very small form factor is usefully for atletes.
    .NET Micro Framework very helpfuly, because building time is short.
    (Posted on 5/22/14)
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How to Make a Robot – Lesson 10: Programming Your Robot

Posted on June 29, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Arduino, How To Make a Robot, Software and Apps.

Lessons Menu: Lesson 1 – Getting Started Lesson 2 - Choosing a Robotic Platform Lesson 3 - Making Sense of Actuators Lesson 4 - Understanding Microcontrollers Lesson 5 - Choosing a Motor Controller Lesson 6 – Controlling your Robot Lesson 7 - Using Sensors Lesson 8 - Getting the Right Tools Lesson 9 - Assembling a Robot Lesson 10 - Programming a Robot Programming is usually [...]
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Arduino Microcontroller Feature Comparison

Posted on May 14, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Industry.

Arduino is fast becoming one of the most popular microcontrollers used in robotics.There are many different types of Arduino microcontrollers which differ not only in design and features, but also in size and processing capabilities. In this article, you’ll understand the differences between the Arduino Microcontrollers (as of 2012). There are many features that are [...]
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Basics: How Do I Choose a Microcontroller?

Posted on February 20, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Where to Start.

For a beginner, choosing the right microcontroller may seem like a daunting task, especially considering the range of products, specifications and potential applications. There are many different microcontroller boards available on the market: Arduino; BasicATOM; BasicX; Blueroomelectronics; POB Technology; Parallax. Pololu; Miscellaneous (Robotics Connection, New Micros, Rogue Robotics) and many more. Unless you plan to [...]
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Professional Development Platforms

Posted on January 23, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Robotics Projects & Kits.

Professional Development Platforms   Professional development platforms are ideally suited to higher level education and research institutions. Increasingly, educational and research institutions are looking past the hardware to focus solely on robot intelligence. Professional platforms are essentially mobile computers, and have most of the components you would find in a standard PC (including video output, [...]
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How to Make a Robot – Lesson 8: Getting the Right Tools

Posted on June 27, 2011

By Coleman Benson & filled under How To Make a Robot.

Lessons Menu: Lesson 1 – Getting Started Lesson 2 - Choosing a Robotic Platform Lesson 3 - Making Sense of Actuators Lesson 4 - Understanding Microcontrollers Lesson 5 - Choosing a Motor Controller Lesson 6 – Controlling your Robot Lesson 7 - Using Sensors Lesson 8 - Getting the Right Tools Lesson 9 - Assembling a Robot Lesson 10 - Programming a Robot At this stage, [...]
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... version of one. Consider a DC motor with encoder (or a stepper motor) and a limit switch. You'll need to do some programming, and you'll need a microcontroller and a motor controller. We don't have a motor which is already connected to a lead screw, and our selection of gears is quite limited. ...
2014-09-25 08:42 by CBenson
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... built my prototybe using hoppy servos so now I'm trying to find a motor to use in my knew robot and It would be great if it can be controlled via microcontroller so I would love to have you help in which motors I should use i'm talkin about a 300 Nm torque with the help of a gearbox so some help ...
2014-09-18 17:23 by midogawad
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... I have purchased this Quadrapod kit: The SQ3U combo kit with the SSC-32 servo controller and the BotBoarduino microcontroller And am trying to use it with the PS2 Controller V3 #RC-01 V3 I assembled using ...
2014-09-17 10:47 by JGwizdala
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... only solar power is if there is not enough sunlight. Almost all solar powered systems use the solar panel to charge a battery. If you are using a microcontroller and only a solar panel, you'll need a voltage regulator, and without a separate battery, it will constantly be rebooting and lose whatever ...
2014-09-17 10:10 by CBenson
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... encoders will be needed, since even two supposedly identical motors from the same manufacturer have subtle differences. Do I need a PWM pin on my microcontroller for each DC motor I want to control? You really only need one dual motor controller. Why do you have both a Raspberry Pi and a laptop? ...
2014-09-15 08:24 by CBenson
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... and I'm looking for some help with my design, specifically selecting power and motors since those seem like items I don't want to screw up. My microcontroller will be a Raspberry Pi (5V 1A). My robot is going to be a 25lb (worst case) line following robot that will carry a laptop USB connected ...
2014-09-15 07:53 by Bagels
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... a low-to-high state change. Given these thresholds, it's not possible to measure the R/C PWM signal directly. Instead, we would recommend using a microcontroller with interrupts. There's some sample code here that measures R/C PWM signals on pins D2-D5 on an Arduino: * https://code.google.com/p/arisecar/source/browse/loco/RcRead.ino?repo=arduinos ...
2014-08-29 11:26 by jarcand
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We've actually received inquiries for a product like this quite a bit actually. You essentially need a wireless relay: http://www.robotshop.com/en/seeedstudio-2-channel-315mhz-wireless-relay-switch.html This one needs a signal from a microcontroller. http://www.robotshop.com/en/firgelli-automation-4-channel-remote.html ...
2014-08-25 10:54 by CBenson
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Correct, it should be in the order of just a few mA and should not be an issue for any microcontroller to provide.
2014-08-22 10:14 by CBenson
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... There is no positioning possible; you control direction only. You would need to program your microcontroller for maximum pulse for that switch in order to vary the speed.
2014-08-12 09:54 by CBenson
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Welcome to our forums! Yes, the T'Rex motor controller will work well with your motors. It actually already contains an Arduino-based microcontroller, so you might not even need a separate Arduino board. The T'Rex also has a connector for this bluetooth module so you could control it directly ...
2014-08-08 16:08 by jarcand
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... designed to receive commands by Bluetooth. They don't specify which protocol it implements, but it does look like the one used for CellBots. The microcontroller that comes with this robot is a Romeo V2 that has an Xbee socket, so all you should need is a bluetooth bee . The Romeo is based on ...
2014-08-08 15:50 by jarcand
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Well, the BotBoarduino is in fact an Arduino compatible microcontroller.
It is used just like an Arduino Duemilanove but has more connections and features on-board.

BTW: Thanks, those pictures are from my design.. lol
2014-08-06 11:21 by DiaLFonZo
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... ATTL connector and connect the Dynamixel servos to the B485 connector. You could also use the Smart Servo Controller for Arduino which has its own microcontroller that communicates with the main Arduino using SPI bus. A library is provided in the Useful Links section that provides a convenient ...
2014-08-04 15:13 by jarcand
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... it's not possible to do this with an SSC-32. The datasheet for the LED driver chip says it ... protocol that uses pulse widths to encode its bits. 0-bit: 0.78us high, 1.55us low (with ±150ns ... small tolerances, so you would need to use a microcontroller to control them. In the youtube ...
2014-07-28 18:26 by jarcand
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