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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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RobotShop Unveils the 5th Generation of It’s Web Platform, Launches new Robot App Store

Posted on October 26, 2013

By Carlos Asmat & filled under RobotShop.

In its 10th anniversary, at RobotShop we are very excited to unveil the 5th major upgrade to our web presence. Not only the user interface was refreshed and made compatible with the latest web standards, the catalogue browsing, and the search engine has been improved to make it more convenient to find the robots and [...]
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3D Print Your Robot Hand

Posted on May 09, 2013

By RB1 & filled under Exoskeleton, Medical.

Richard Van As, a master carpenter from Johannesburg, South Africa, decided to make a set of mechanical fingers. He’d lost four of the fingers on his right hand in an unfortunate work accident. As a tradesman, having a disabled hand is a big professional detriment, so he decided that he would use the tools available [...]
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RobotShop Forced to Stop Selling and Supporting the Italian Lawnbott Robot Mower from Zuchetti Centro Systemi

Posted on January 18, 2013

By Mario Tremblay & filled under Lawn Mower, RobotShop.

For those who remember back to 2004, RobotShop was the first company within North America to offer the Zuchetti Ambrogio Evolution Robot Lawn Mower. Later in 2005, Kyodo America (KA) made an alliance with Zuchetti and became the head of distribution in North America, re-branding the robot as the “LawnBott.” Since then, RobotShop has been [...]
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Basics: What Tools do I Need?

Posted on February 20, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Where to Start.

Contrary to popular belief, expensive tools are not necessary when building custom robots. Tools such as oscilloscopes, CNC machines, laser cutting machines etc. are usually reserved for the hobbyist who makes many new robots each year, schools, companies or other institution. These types of tools also make it fast and easy to produce “professional” grade prototypes. With [...]
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... but since it is bigger can be slower to move. Darwin , on the other hand, has no direct support for matlab or a Python APi, but does run a standard ... which means you can program the motion manually using the usual tools.
2013-09-23 16:53 by Carlitos
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... arm calibration software sees my arm, but DAC doesn't. On the other hand, in the SAME Windows session, I'll go away for some time time (hours), ... Any ideas? Evil spirits? Bad Karma? Lack of connection troubleshooting tools in DAC?
2013-03-06 08:01 by TStark
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... problem to the bin or the rest of the robot. I do have a multimeter and hand tools available, and I can replicate power voltages using battery packs. I have a soldering ...
2012-09-24 19:40 by seattletono
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... to off-the-shelf kit as I can get as I have no access to machining tools (simple hand tools only). I jus have a couple of questions: 1. Would the fit-PC2 fit on top of the ...
2012-08-08 08:48 by FieldDoc
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... This is what I've collected in my shopping cart so far (I also got some tools like a static mat and a bunch of those Third Hand things): Arduino Starter Kit - Flex (Uno) - http://www.robotshop.com/ca/arduino-starter-kit-flex-uno.html ...
2012-07-12 10:31 by Patillac
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... never needed to use pliers to get the wires twisted enough. Doing it by hand has always worked for me. All of the wires straight and neatly twisted. ... then of course more attention will be required, and possibly hand tools... I do recommend the builder look inside the opening of the connector ...
2012-07-02 22:05 by RoboTed
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... never needed to use pliers to get the wires twisted enough. Doing it by hand has always worked for me. All of the wires straight and neatly twisted. ... then of course more attention will be required, and possibly hand tools... I do recommend the builder look inside the opening of the connector ...
2012-07-02 11:07 by Robot Dude
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... on this, so, I would appreciate if you could give us a helping hand :D So, I've already made a list of the needed components. My question ... it would also be quite helpful if you told me what kind of wires and tools I need to assemble the components. Thanks for the answers :) PS: Sorry ...
2012-06-26 07:03 by Miguelmmm
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... have access to CNC or molding machines so everything I've made with hand tools and a drill press. To show the entire build I'll start from the beginning and describe ...
2012-03-30 23:57 by harryk333
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... and forth between my place and the hardwarestore I looked for a list of tools that I would need to reassemle the arm. I couldn't find a short-list ... screws and drivers (as I said, I'm new ;)). Can somebody give me hand with this? Thank you in advance!
2012-01-12 07:23 by TmO
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... might as well go bang a few rocks together LOL I have to do mostly hand tools, nothing more complex than a power drill. OK, a Dremel, but the point is still valid. ...
2011-12-28 12:00 by kdwyer
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... all CNC milled like that, but a similar job could be done using hand tools. I'm looking at putting the requisite R/C shocks on my Johnny 5's waist soon, as recommended ...
2011-12-14 15:10 by KM6VV
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... all CNC milled like that, but a similar job could be done using hand tools. I'm looking at putting the requisite R/C shocks on my Johnny 5's waist soon, as recommended ...
2011-12-14 05:50 by Byrd
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Thanks Jim,

Nope don't have a drill press, unless you count the Dermal thingy... On the current plate I just used a larger drill bit and hand turned it. Not perfect but did get the job sort-of done... Some day I should probably set my self up with a few more tools :lol:

Kurt
2011-09-13 15:42 by kurte
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... for my time-lapse setup, built almost entirely out of what I had on-hand. I've got a quick tour of it [ here ], and the first test-run output ... and the IDE, the company stopped supporting their PIC development tools, leaving me with a lot of time and money invested in a system that ...
2011-05-28 13:05 by Seamus
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