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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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Arduino 5 Minute Tutorials: Lesson 7 – Accelerometers, Gyros, IMUs

Posted on May 02, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Arduino, Schools & Curriculum, Software and Apps.

Lessons Menu: Lesson 1 – Software Downloading / Installing & Interface Lesson 2 – Basic Code Lesson 3 – Sensors: Potentiometers Lesson 4 – Sensor: Infrared Distance Lesson 5 – Actuator: Servo Motor Lesson 6 – Sensor: Force, Bend, Stretch Lesson 7 – Sensor: Accelerometer, Gyro, IMU Lesson 8 – Actuator: DC Motor Lesson 9 [...]
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Basics: What is a Motor Controller?

Posted on February 20, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Where to Start.

A Motor Controller is a device that acts as intermediary between your robot’s microcontroller, batteries and motors. A motor controller is necessary because a microcontroller can usually only provide roughly 0.1 Amps of current whereas most actuators (DC motors, DC gear motors, servo motors etc.) require several Amps. The current a motor consumes is related to [...]
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ROBOTIS BIOLOID

Posted on December 22, 2011

By Coleman Benson & filled under Robotics Projects & Kits.

About Robotis BIOLOID Robotis Bioloid is an educational robot kit for building various robots such as an autonomous exploration robot, quadruped puppy robot, hexapod spider robot, dinosaur robot, bipedal humanoid robot and more. Boiloid is made up of three basic components: the CM-5 central controller, the AX-S1 sensor modulefor feedback and the special modular robot [...]
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How to Make a Robot – Lesson 9: Assembling a Robot

Posted on August 02, 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 Now that you [...]
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... are typically used to control the Brushed DC Motor in open-loop mode and the High Power LED(two ... Integrates RS485(auto baud rate detection) and I2C interfaces. ...... 1. What other functions do ... Please join the discussion! :D PS: BLDC controllers and Stepper Motor controllers are under ...
2014-07-05 00:42 by gicren
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... always want to design a series of highly integrated and flexible motion controllers. One day, a structure presented in my mind, so I spent a lot ... device, such as sensors. Pin-Definition : 1 : RS485-A 2 : RS485-B 3 : I2C-SDA 4 : I2C-SCL 5 : GND 6 : VCC 7 : VCC 8 : Error-Output 9 : GND You ...
2014-06-30 10:18 by gicren
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... thought before I settled on switching to the RoboClaw line of motor controllers. Also not really sure from their more recent stuff what they ... tasks. There is also the possibility of using a bus such as SPI or I2C to connect boards, but in my case I don't have any pins available on ...
2014-01-18 20:14 by linuxguy
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... power it from the SSC-32. I have power to the SSC-32 and RoboClaw 2x5 controllers, and everything that has to be wired up to them is. I even have ... without me losing communication with him. Tested so far: 1) Hardware I2C works with the display and sensor breadboard. 2) I can turn the RGB color ...
2014-01-18 01:40 by linuxguy
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... because I really like the BBBlack. I'd gotten I2C working and everything! I have only one real issue with the Raspberry Pi - the lack of a DC power jack. The durn micro-USB cable keeps coming ... boards that have potential for use as robotics controllers. We can do that, starting here, and ...
2014-01-16 21:53 by linuxguy
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... Note to Lynxmotion: When designing Arduino Uno compatible robot controllers, PLEASE put all fixed resourses at the TOP of the digital pin ... are: 0, 1 --> Hardware serial for programming 2, 3 --> Software I2C 4 --> Not yet allocated 5 --> Speaker 6, 7, 8 --> 3 PING sensors 9, 10 ...
2014-01-16 15:52 by linuxguy
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... sinusoidal waves or analog (required by some DC motor controllers for example). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulse-width_modulation ... but most simply need digital / analog / serial / I2C. Perhaps we can create an article about the differences ...
2013-11-14 09:08 by CBenson
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... type by pulse width control Recently we have released two servo controllers that based on subdivision algorithm. The position and speed can ... RS485(auto Baud Rate detection between 1200bps~115200bps) and I2C communication interface in one socket. SoftServo-B10CH: 634 639 SoftServo-B24CH: ...
2013-11-14 02:16 by gicren
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... also did not mention what the 8 sensors are. What are they connected? I2C? 1 or more IO pins each... Also how much processing does each one need? ... based Arduino (Botboarduino, Uno, ...). Again with these I used motor controllers, which were either Sabertooth or RoboClaw. Normally I use the ...
2013-11-06 11:34 by kurte
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... For example the PS2 controller uses SPI to talk to the playstation which makes it easy to hack to our needs. Your controller could use spi, i2c, usb, the list goes on... See if anyone has figured out how the controller talks and then you'll have an idea of what you'll need to do. Yeah but ...
2012-05-30 21:18 by Hararion
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... For example the PS2 controller uses SPI to talk to the playstation which makes it easy to hack to our needs. Your controller could use spi, i2c, usb, the list goes on... See if anyone has figured out how the controller talks and then you'll have an idea of what you'll need to do.
2012-05-30 14:00 by Dev5994
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... I have had the fun of experimenting with several different Micro-controllers and having a lot of fun. This included the fun with experimenting ... I did this correct. I have this default through shunts to use USART 3 I2C EEPROM - Added the eeprom plus PU resistors. I probably need to make ...
2012-03-08 21:27 by kurte
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... drivers. The device drivers seem to be working well. I have mostly all I2C and serial devices in my robot and they handle all the timing stuff (like servo controllers, etc), so I have not really needed to write any of that. For this reason, my ...
2011-02-23 19:47 by MinionBuilder
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The easiest way to run several motor controllers is using I2C . If your total power is 15V and a maximum of 18A, then (in theory without knowing more) you can use ...
2011-01-26 08:55 by CBenson
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... I have XBees on most of my robots, on some of them I still have PS2 controllers on them as well... I have not yet done anything with PS2 control, ... is another way to go for handling buttons also. The Microchip MCP23017 (I2C) and MCP23S17 (SPI) is a digital input expander that has 16 bi-directional ...
2010-05-31 15:56 by linuxguy
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