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How to Make a Robot – Lesson 8: Getting the Right Tools

Posted on June 27, 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 At this stage, [...]
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How to Make a Robot – Lesson 7: Using Sensors

Posted on April 04, 2011

By Carlos Asmat & 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 Unlike humans, robots [...]
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How to Make a Robot – Lesson 3: Making Sense of Actuators

Posted on September 02, 2010

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 Making Sense of [...]
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... The pot on the rotary actuator [url=http://www.helac.com/uploads/file/actuators/product-brochures/L10_Brochure_032012.pdf"]Helac[/url] L10 is what provides positioning ...
2013-05-24 09:39 by timb
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... so how would a system "know" the position? There are other linear actuators which have position feedback and allow you to specify intermediate ... then still need the microcontroller and motor controller, as well as a rotary potentiometer to control the position.
2013-01-07 09:37 by CBenson
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... device similar to but (I think) different from stepper motors and rotary actuators that I can find on the Internet. My requirements are: ⋅ rotation by pi ...
2012-11-28 16:43 by eric8
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... only needs to have two digital input pins to connect to a rotary encoder, and another pin to control the motor controller which connects ... offers power supplies , encoders , microcontrollers , gears and actuators . Hope this helps,
2011-12-13 09:39 by CBenson
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... "zero" electronic background... but I need to control 12 VDC linear actuators to any position within their travel. A jog switch could be used ... What I envision... is a "Control Panel" which would have a rotary potentiometer on it and supporting electronics (hardwired) to a "linear ...
2009-08-08 01:47 by Allaces
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... I was looking at LM's 14rpm motor for this purpose. 4) Use linear actuators: I have an idea in my head for how to get 270 degrees of rotary motion from one of these. I need to model it, see your opinions. The major con is that ...
2008-01-07 10:55 by Sienna
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... As for parts: small stepper motors zero-backlash ball-bearing linear actuators when you can't use rotary motion stepper motor controller scrap sheet material (plastics, metal, wood, etc) ingenuity ...
2006-09-08 03:16 by NickReiser
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... go check out my SDP SI books and see what options there are for tiny rotary-to-linear needs. I'm thinking allong the scale of pager vibrator motors ... inside a single servo case. If it's possible, then you could have the actuators in the wrist without a sweat. I'm sort of envisioning Luke Skywalker's ...
2006-09-02 02:49 by NickReiser
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... certaintly take things to a whole new level!!! About them thar linear actuators... Have you been coupling their outputs them to something like an anti-backlash ball nut to get rotary motion out of them (and thus use them just like we do servos)? Or are you directly ...
2006-08-29 10:16 by NickReiser
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