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  • Concave Button - Red
    Excellent Quality
    Review by Mark
    These are great little buttons for kids projects. Highly recommend.
    (Posted on 8/19/14)
  • 2 Axis Joystick GIM-01
    Perfect
    Review by VRSS
    works perfect, great, highly recommend.
    (Posted on 7/16/14)
  • 2 Axis Joystick GIM-01
    Excellent in mechatronics engineering
    Review by Jhonny
    This is a joystick precision of excellent quality and very adjustable to programming in mechatronics engineering with projects that can sse highly sensitive because they can be removed only by removing the mechanical self-centering springs and trucanle while

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    (Posted on 7/4/14)
  • 2 Axis Joystick
    Perfect
    Review by James
    This joystick worked perfectly for our project. Very pleased.
    (Posted on 6/5/14)
  • 2 Axis Joystick GIM-01
    Nice joystick
    Review by Robbie
    I've used this in a 3D printed enclosure attached to a MS Surface Pro to control my robotic boat. I've wired it to a TEENSY 3.0 which makes it appear as a USB joystick and it works great. No complicated wiring. I just put the POTs to 5V, GND and analogue inputs. It would be nice to have documentation on the wiring and a more detailed CAD model would be a real bonus.
    Solid product!
    (Posted on 5/26/14)
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Basics: How Do I Choose Appropriate Sensors?

Posted on February 06, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Industry, Where to Start.

For a robot to react to its environment, it must first obtain information about its surroundings. Robots are not limited to just sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. Robots can not only sense but give accurate values for a variety of environmental factors that humans are otherwise unaware of or incapable of doing.  Measure Distance [...]
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... is much better. If you can hook up multiple sensors to one wireless point it would save you ... the first category you should consider is Contact and Proximity Sensors . You can use any of the Interlink FSRs ...
2011-12-15 10:29 by CBenson
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... it all complete, with bluetooth and all the sensors. It's still changing, because I'm trying ... may get longer, but I'm going to lock the contact patch at 15" with an 18" outside width. ... ) 5 proximity sensors- $75 ( http://www.robotshop.com/seeedstudio...-finder-2.html ...
2011-06-07 19:27 by magnethead794
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... (I'd also be lengthening the chassis and contact patch to match the increased weight, using ... on top loop). I'd also have no less than 2 proximity sensors, one on each end, to tell it when to change direction ...
2011-06-04 18:25 by magnethead794
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... , but it's up to you. We offer a range of contact and proximity sensors (including push buttons) in the sensors category . Hope this ...
2009-07-06 12:14 by CBenson
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... using a pair of electronic studfinders as non-contact proximity detectors. Having worked with these things for ... robotics market opened up with its custom-designed sensors and assemblies, there was a whole lot of scrounging ...
2006-05-25 02:52 by Seamus
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