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Phidgets Lesson 1: Installing Phidgets Drivers

Posted on October 17, 2014

By Kat Dornian & filled under Phidgets Tutorials.

  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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RobotShop and Lynxmotion Forums Merge!

Posted on May 15, 2014

By Coleman Benson & filled under Lynxmotion, RobotShop.

RobotShop is pleased to announce the merge of the Lynxmotion and RobotShop forums. This merge will bring together two popular communities to discuss anything and everything related to robotics. Visit the new forum at http://www.robotshop.com/forum/ Back in September 2012, RobotShop acquired Lynxmotion, and with it, the popular Lynxmotion forum (www.Lynxmotion.net). The Lynxmotion forum not only [...]
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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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Robot Reverse Engineering: Designing an Autonomous Transatlantic Boat

Posted on March 06, 2014

By Jeffrey Arcand & filled under Entertainment, Robotics Projects & Kits.

Some of you may have hear about Scout — The Autonomous Transatlantic Robot. She is a 12-foot long robotic solar-powered boat designed and built by 7 college/university students from the USA. She was launched in August 2013 from Rhode Island and programmed to autonomously cross the Atlantic Ocean to her destination in Spain. Although she [...]
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Successful Unmanned Flight Test of F16

Posted on September 25, 2013

By Coleman Benson & filled under Military, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

The term “Drone” is becoming more and more popular in everyday conversations due largely to its increased use in militaries around the world. Hobbyists have also jumped on board with the focus being on multi-rotor aircraft which are able to hover in place and be used for surveillance, but never really to add weapons. There [...]
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... all of the fun you'll have creating new programs for a robot that can easily manipulate its environment! Apeiros software will be released under General Public License (GPL) Version 3. All hardware designs will be released under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. ...
2014-10-11 07:50 by abotics
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As a general rule, the servos all have potentiometers in them, but some models might be different. All the servos included in the AL5A arm do have the potentiometer. If you're looking for servos with feedback, we would recommend ...
2014-09-22 14:07 by jarcand
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... are going to have enough (torque?) I'm really at a loss right now, I don't have a clue what I should even be looking for. Hoping to find some general suggestions/ideas. Thank you very much! hinge.png
2014-08-13 23:57 by dcondrey
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... you either have to send one "P" command to set the speed and another "P" command (later) to stop the speed, or you can use the General Purpose Sequencer commands of the SSC-32. These are more advanced commands and might require updating your firmware to work. * http://www.lynxmotion.com/images/html/build137.htm ...
2014-06-30 17:08 by jarcand
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Hello all, I want to collect and record the slope of walkways with an accuracy within .1 degrees. I am new to robotics and am wondering, in general, what kind of sensor, microcontroller, and other electronics I will need to collect and store this data. I'd like to be able to view this data on ...
2014-06-09 13:58 by victorvegetable
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... had already thrown together and thought it would be silly to redo the sketch for each servo/stepper motor combo I had thought of! You guys get the general idea I hope! Idea no. 2: My other idea is to create my own pan/tilt mounts that combines a standard servo (chose model based off torque estimations) ...
2014-05-28 17:02 by geekman92
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... communications. If that is the case the SSC-32 could not do anything to control it. You can control it directly from your PC or from other General Purpose micro-controllers like the Arduino...
2014-05-27 10:48 by kurte
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Welcome to the forums! As a general rule, any of the R/C motor controllers can be used with the SSC-32 board: * http://www.robotshop.com/en/rc-motor-controllers.html If you want to use encoders to give some speed control, we would recommend ...
2014-05-26 15:44 by jarcand
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... a new topic by clicking any of the three main buttons described below. ⋅ The new forum is divided into three main sections: ⋅  General Question and Answer (Q&A) for technical support for products sold on the RobotShop website. The sub-category structure is intended to be ...
2014-05-15 11:38 by CBenson
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... maybe this robot, i could use my BS2 Homework board and use the sensors at leat the IR distance sensors ? http://www.robotshop.com/en/dagu-mr-general.html
2014-05-15 01:19 by carlyn
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Hello all, We are aware that since RobotShop acquired Lynxmotion, we have not been involving the general community much in the new product design process. We would like to get your insights / feedback as we do feel that the best products and designs should involve community ...
2014-05-08 14:43 by KM6VV
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... version you have. In Phoenix code base, I think the only major part that uses this is to first see if the version of SSC-32 firmware supports General Purpose Sequences and if so, when you actually try to run sequences. 2. I don't know how that one is currently set up. There was some instructions ...
2014-05-08 12:12 by kurte
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Hello all, We are aware that since RobotShop acquired Lynxmotion, we have not been involving the general community much in the new product design process. We would like to get your insights / feedback as we do feel that the best products and designs should involve community ...
2014-05-08 10:05 by CBenson
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... regarding merging of the RobotShop and Lynxmotion Forums. We are finalizing testing and plan to launch the new forum shortly. As you will see, the general layout will have changed, though we have retained all of the content. Some noteworthy aspects include: ⋅ phpBB (same technology as ...
2014-05-05 15:55 by CBenson
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If I were looking for a low end NUC, today I received another LinuxGizmos message (http://linuxgizmos.com/intel-nuc-uses-5w-atom-offered-as-kit-or-sbc/) about a new low end Intel NUC, which by main desktop speeds is pretty slow, but has some interesting features, like 5w, fanless, builtin 4GB eMMC, ...
2014-04-24 19:35 by kurte
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