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FlowBotics Studio is a new robotics software development platform that allows you to develop robot apps to control a large variety of intelligent devices and robots.


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RobotShop to Provide Project Lead The Way (PLTW) with New Robot Arm Kit and New FlowArm PLTW Software

Posted on July 21, 2014

By Coleman Benson & filled under Lynxmotion, RobotShop, Schools & Curriculum.

Lynxmotion’s AL5D robot arm kit has been an integral part of Project Lead The Way’s (PLTW) Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) curriculum, allowing the students to practice robot programming and assembly line design using an affordable hobby robot arm kit. RobotShop has been working with PLTW to release a new graphical interface control the Lynxmotion arm [...]
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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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Programming DAQs using FlowBotics Studio & FlowStone

Posted on March 14, 2014

By Carl Owen & filled under Electronics, Software and Apps.

  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 [...]
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Are you ready for your own personal A. I. ?

Posted on January 20, 2014

By Mario Tremblay & filled under Entertainment, Industry.

Do you remember HAL 9000 from Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”? This supposedly infallible computer with its menacing monotone voice represents the way that many people still picture artificial intelligence; cold, indifferent and merely simulating human emotions. Not coincidentally, in the year 2001, Ray Kurzweil launched his site “Accelerating Intelligence” with the intent to [...]
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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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... to ensure the new, easy to use interface to control the arm would be ideal for student use. The application was created using the powerful FlowBotics Studio software . Read more about it in the official Press Release . http://www.robotshop.com/blog/en/files/flowarm-pltw-screen-500x316.jpg ...
2014-07-21 11:13 by CBenson
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Thanks Kurt for covering the basics: I can cover the points about FlowBotics. ;) First, Cilliers, the software that you are using is the free SSC-32 Servo Sequencer Utility (RB-Dsp-07) , correct? This program starts scanning all available COM ports for the ...
2014-07-16 12:32 by jarcand
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... preferably with pictures and the like. Also if you were using some diagram or tutorial, would help to know which one... Note: I mostly avoid using flowbotics, so someone else may have to give additional information on things specific to it. But more back to basics: 1) When you plug in your USB ...
2014-07-15 23:03 by kurte
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... Like how is it powered? When you first turn the power on to the Tri-track, does the LED on the SSC-32 turn on? When you try anything like have flowbotics talk to it, does the LED flash at all? Which tutorial? This one? http://www.lynxmotion.com/images/html/build115.htm What electronics? I assume ...
2014-07-15 17:19 by kurte
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A few weeks ago I bought the Tri-track chassis set with separate electronics so that I could assemble it on my own, I finished building it according to the assembly guide and now I need to progam it. But Flowbotics' SSC-32 Servo Sequencer cant find it and I dont know what to do.
2014-07-15 15:12 by Cilliers
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... START...Are there local clubs? robotics courses...etc South shore of Montreal...and what about hardware and software....what would you recommend. Flowbotics studio vs Microsoft robotics studio??? Arduino vs others....? I already bought the robot builders bonanza...:) Anyways, any advice would ...
2014-07-02 19:50 by Gustotron
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This looks really cool! So it's like a 4WD robot with an active electronic suspension! ;) I completely lost with the flowbotics studio( i think it just so many tools). I don't know where to start? FlowBotics Studio is robotic programming environment that is run on a PC and can control ...
2014-06-30 17:08 by jarcand
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... to make sure the board work. (I will have video soon using arduino environment) Thanks Jeffrey will address the questions about the code and FlowBotics Studio.
2014-06-30 09:59 by CBenson
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The Tri-Track Chassis Combo for RC is actually a remote control kit, does not connect to a computer. If you want to program a Tri-Track with FlowBotics, we would recommend getting the chassis kit, an SSC-32 board, bluetooth, and the relevant accessories: * http://www.robotshop.com/en/lynxmotion-tri-track-chassis-kit.html?product-code=RB-Lyn-212 ...
2014-06-27 19:15 by jarcand
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I would like to confirm if the Tri-Track Chassis Combo for RC can be programmed using flowbotics studio?
2014-06-26 21:07 by Cilliers
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... port, you can use a USB-to-serial adapter like this one: * http://www.robotshop.com/en/serial-adapter-cable-sb2s.html?product-code=RB-Sha-14 FlowBotics Studio is should work on most versions of Windows and it is specifically tested on Windows 7 and 8.
2014-06-25 16:30 by jarcand
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If you want to control two servos with FlowBotics Studio, you will need to a board like the SSC-32 to be the electrical interface between your windows computer and the servos themselves. You can then use FlowBotics to send serial commands to ...
2014-06-23 16:43 by BipeScoutK
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If you want to control two servos with FlowBotics Studio, you will need to a board like the SSC-32 to be the electrical interface between your windows computer and the servos themselves. You can then use FlowBotics to send serial commands to ...
2014-06-23 15:07 by jarcand
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I have been reading the flowbotics studio user guide and I ran into couple questions. First, on my robot , i have install a dual servos bracket, and I realize that, it I connect the two servos with a long large size C bracket, then to ...
2014-06-21 11:06 by BipeScoutK
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