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Mechanics

Mechanical parts make the body of your robot. They include brackets, tubes and screws to make your chassis, wheels, gears and tracks to make your drive train and other actuators for your robot like pan and tilt systems.


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  • Tamiya Universal Plate
    Good for organizing components.
    Review by Ruslan
    The surface of the plate provides that extra space you need in a platform to mount your microcontrollers, motor shields, and other devices.

    The best feature of this plate is that it enables you connect multiple plates together with the help of screws and brackets that each plate comes with, thus extending the holding capacity.
    (Posted on 8/15/14)
  • Lynxmotion Load Balancing Spring - 1.5
    Its a spring
    Review by Paul
    Cant figure out how to use this, because there are no images or instructions. I just know that I want to stop the servo from dropping when power is off, and to stop buzzing and wasting amps when its holding load. This site needs a makeover.

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    The product is really just a spring and is used on the Lynxmotion AL5 series robot arms. You can see how it is used here:
    http://www.lynxmotion.com/images/assembly/al5a/al5a19.jpg

    - The RobotShop Team
    (Posted on 8/14/14)
  • Dagu All Terrain Wheels Four-Pack
    Good
    Review by Luca
    Good
    (Posted on 8/8/14)
  • Lynxmotion Hex Mounting Hub HUB-12 - 6mm (Pair)
    Good
    Review by Luca
    Good
    (Posted on 8/8/14)
  • M3 x 10mm Hex Standoff Mounting Kit (10pk)
    Good
    Review by Luca
    Good
    (Posted on 8/8/14)
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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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Lynxmotion Servo Erector Set V1.1 & FlowBotics Studio V2 Released

Posted on May 24, 2013

By RB1 & filled under Lynxmotion, RobotShop.

  The long-awaited Lynxmotion Servo Erector Set V1.1 is now available for immediate purchase! SES stands for “Servo Erector Set”, a versatile set of servo brackets and mechanical parts used as modular building blocks for hobby servo motors. The Servo Erector Set mechanics are made up of durable black aluminum brackets and sturdy black Lexan. You [...]
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Meet the DFRobotShop Omni Rover

Posted on August 14, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Robotics Projects & Kits.

Most three and four wheel drive omnidirectional robots cost $500 and up and are usually intended for the research rather than the hobbyist market. For those who have the knowledge to design and build their own omniwheel driven robot, matching all the parts can be a daunting task: finding the right motors, sourcing the wheels, [...]
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How to Make a Robot – Lesson 10: Programming Your Robot

Posted on June 29, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Arduino, How To Make a Robot, Software and Apps.

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 Programming is usually [...]
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How BIG Can I Make My Robot?

Posted on February 27, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Industry.

You’re thinking about building your first robot and have grandiose thoughts of making something like an exoskeleton or a giant robotic “pet” to strike fear into your enemies. As much as we dream about these robots and see them in movies, there are not many around for a reason. For your first build, you need [...]
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... is unable to strafe, and it also has a point of locomotive rotation located between the front legs, which essentially makes the robot rear steer. Mechanics:- The Robot currently has 14 Degrees of Freedom using the following; Jaw - 1x 9g Servo Neck - 2x Hitec HS 55 Tail - 1x Hitec HS 645 MG Front ...
2014-07-11 11:51 by blobbington
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I just got home from my long trip and I see this news!
Great!!
For sure will be a big challenge to create the new V2 mechanics,
But I'm sure that the result will be very interesting Coleman.

Angelo
2014-05-15 16:31 by Anjys
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Will the mechanics of the litter robot be able to handle a cat that digs right to the bottom of the box, urinates and doesn't always cover? We are very interested in purchasing one but we don't know if our cat would cause it to ...
2014-04-18 14:48 by TS24
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Hello, I am working on my first robot and could use a little instruction and advice to get going. I have the mechanics worked out, but I don't know a thing about the required electronics. First let me start by explaining my idea. I want it to be an R/C rover mounted with a modified ...
2014-04-04 23:02 by esmith43
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Time ago, while I was working to the Exapod 'exoskeletons' I did a version for the Lynxmotion's Arm AL5.
I did a first version that after I've improved both aesthetically and technically aspect.
Now I'm printing all parts for to test that all fits well on the mechanics.
This is a little preview.
2014-03-04 13:21 by Anjys
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... is pulled onto the bobbin, and I believe the harder the motor must work to keep everything functioning. This paragraph explains the machines basic mechanics. The flyer is the collection of parts of a spinning wheel that rotate, twist the yarn, and reel it on the bobbin. It consists of a pulley, ...
2014-02-04 11:05 by ESpinner
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To confirm, your objective is to purchase one kit so you can learn more about electronics and mechanics? What would your budget be, and what are your preferences for the type of kit (parts, something mobile, a construction kit etc)? There is no one absolute best kit we ...
2014-01-30 13:12 by CBenson
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... fooled into seeing continuously motion in video and movies if the frame rate is over about 18 frames per second. I think this same rules holds of mechanics, 18+ Hz is as good as you need EXCEPT it you are doing dynamic balance or a running gait and then I think people go for 100 Hz. You need a ...
2014-01-26 19:14 by ChrisA
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... injection mold tooling for Apeiros' body. Injection molding will keep the overall cost low while providing a great body that encapsulates the mechanics and sensors. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/477229692/apeiros-an-open-source-mobile-robot http://www.abotics.com/images/Apeiros_Basic_Img2_Thumb.JPG ...
2014-01-19 11:02 by abotics
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... would be for more public Q&A) [INDENT] a) Robot Parts i. Communication & Control ii. Electronics & Components iii. LCD, Display & Lighting iv. Mechanics v. Microcontrollers & Accessories vi. Motors, Actuators & Controllers vii. Power Systems viii. Robot Sensors ix. UAV & Drone Parts b) Robots ...
2013-12-20 13:12 by CBenson
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... be for more public Q&A) a) Robot Parts i. Communication & Control ii. Electronics & Components iii. LCD, Display & Lighting iv. Mechanics v. Microcontrollers & Accessories vi. Motors, Actuators & Controllers vii. Power Systems viii. Robot Sensors ix. UAV & Drone Parts ...
2013-12-20 13:06 by CBenson
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I have been elected to build a project. I have the basic mechanics drawn up and know what I need to do, but not how to do it. I will need to move a lightweight camera 12' in two directions. X,Y and also to be able to rotate that camera 180 degrees. by ...
2013-11-13 16:35 by DeaconDon
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Hello all, I am fairly new to robotics, so please bear with me. I do have a very good working knowledge of electronics and mechanics. This past Sat, as I made my weekly journey through the local metal salvage yard, I was pleasantly surprised to locate not only one but two hexapods in ...
2013-09-09 22:14 by mskobier
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... be able to indicate a direction vector, with let's say about 5° resolution. Would it be possible? You will need to program that yourself, but the mechanics are capable of doing it. 5 degree resolution is a bit tight considering the wheels may lose traction on the surface. If this possibility is ...
2013-08-23 08:47 by CBenson
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... find a single stepper controller capable of controlling three stepper motors, then you'll need to buy three individual controllers. Design the mechanics in CAD first.
2013-08-05 08:16 by CBenson
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