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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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  • DDT500 Direct Drive Tilt System (Hitec Servo not included)
    Good quality product
    Review by curtis
    I had no significant issues getting this product put together, except for needing to press firmly to get some tabs to fit their holes, which is okay, because of tight machining on the parts. Once together, this tilt head works quite smoothly. I am using it with the HS-645MG servo, and an 11-ounce camera. I tested the HS-422 servo, but it was a bit sluggish.
    (Posted on 10/24/14)
  • Lynxmotion Mounting Hub - 3mm (pair) HUB-07
    Good Product
    Review by misperry
    This was a good product. Sturdy construction and it was exactly what I needed.
    (Posted on 10/20/14)
  • Pololu 37D mm Metal Gearmotor Bracket (Pair)
    Worked like a dream
    Review by Matthew
    I love it when something works really well. This worked perfectly in my application and was very stable. My only gripe was with the motor in that it did not allow me to use the second one at the back of the motor for more stability but thats the motors problem.
    (Posted on 10/20/14)
  • Lynxmotion Aluminum Multi-Purpose Sensor Housing MPSH-01
    Excellent
    Review by Greg
    Solid and nothing missing.
    (Posted on 10/18/14)
  • Hitec Spline Metal Servo Horn (Tapped) HMSH-02
    Good
    Review by Alexandre
    strong and very good for:
    C1 Standard Spline (24 teeth)
    (Posted on 10/15/14)
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How to Make a UAV – Lesson 1: Terminology

Posted on October 29, 2014

By Coleman Benson & filled under How To Make a Robot.

How to Make a UAV – Lesson 1: Terminology How to Make a UAV – Lesson 2: The Platform How to Make a UAV – Lesson 3: Choosing the right motor / prop / ESC / Battery How to Make a UAV – Lesson 4: Choose a flight controller How to Make a UAV – [...]
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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 Tutorials, 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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It looks like quite a custom setup - you're sending the signals from the Arduino via a breadboard; can't quite tell how power is split.
Are you using standard AL5 arm mechanics, or are some of the brackets custom?
The first thought is that the servos are not getting enough power to keep them in place.
2014-09-24 09:02 by CBenson
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Hi. I bought some time ago an AL5b robot arm kit with mechanics and servos, without electronics. I'm doing the control of the arm with an Arduino Uno. I've noticed that the shoulder servo (HS-755hb) goes to biased positions depending on the weight the ...
2014-09-19 20:21 by jcbrenes
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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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