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Robot Sensors

Robot Sensors are what robots need to know the world around them. Here you will find tons of Robot Sensors including ultrasonic, temperature & humidity, force and a lot more to increase your Robot awareness!


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  • 1m Flexible Stretch Sensor Cord
    Good product - you need the right clasps
    Review by Erin
    I like having the ability to determine how much or how little of this stretchy resistive cord I use, plus it is a much better value than the shorter lengths. You just need to buy some way of attaching the rubber to clasps...
    (Posted on 7/31/14)
  • 5 Kg Micro Load Cell
    Good product
    Review by LO
    Not so accurate, but the best article to build a test setup in short time, thanks to the quick receiving and the low price.
    (Posted on 7/31/14)
  • GPS/GPRS/GSM Arduino Shield
    Good device
    Review by Cristiano
    very good device with powerful functions
    (Posted on 7/30/14)
  • Raspberry Pi Camera Module
    Nice Camera
    Review by Eric
    High resolution, compact camera module for raspberry pi. I used two of these to build my stereo vision autonomous robot.
    (Posted on 7/26/14)
  • 2 Axis Joystick GIM-01
    Perfect
    Review by VRSS
    works perfect, great, highly recommend.
    (Posted on 7/16/14)
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Leap Motion Controller and Advanced Human Input Devices

Posted on July 07, 2014

By Coleman Benson & filled under Consumer Robotics, Robotic News, RobotShop.

Leap Motion Gesture Controller RobotShop recently received samples of the new Leap Motion gesture input device and see incredible potential for use with manipulating virtual objects as well as for control or physical robots. When you first see the Leap Motion device on its own, it’s almost impossible to know what it does. This little [...]
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Embrace Wearable Technology and Become a Cyborg!

Posted on June 19, 2014

By Mario Tremblay & filled under Industry, Wearable Technology.

  Even today‚Äôs young people have heard of Steve Austin, The Six Million Dollar Man, and his girlfriend, The Bionic Woman. After separate accidents, each of them was surgically repaired and enhanced by the government and they became secret agents. Steve Austin could run 60 miles per hour, had arms with the power of a [...]
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Ecovacs Deebot D77 Unboxing

Posted on May 30, 2014

By Julie Gendron & filled under Consumer Robotics, Domestic, Vacuum.

The Deebot D77 system will change everything you thought you knew about robotic vacuums. It is the first 3-in-1 robot in it’s class to empty itself automatically when it returns to it’s docking station. You therefore no longer need to empty the dust bin after every few cleaning cycles. The canister is much larger and [...]
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The Baxter Research Robot is Here!

Posted on May 22, 2014

By Coleman Benson & filled under Humanoids, Research, RobotShop.

What has a pair of seven degree of freedom robotic arms, 360 degree sonar and inherited a bunch of robust features from its industrial “father”? Why, the Baxter Research Robot of course! This next generation educational / research tool combines features normally found only on expensive industrial robots with highly versatile software into an affordable [...]
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New Hokuyo Laser Range Finders for Robotics

Posted on May 06, 2014

By Jeffrey Arcand & filled under Industrial, Industry, Research.

The Hokuyo scanning sensors are great 2D obstacle scanners. They can be used in fixed locations to detect if an object enters its scan area, and can be used on mobile platforms that need to do obstacle detection and avoidance as they move. There are two categories of sensors: outdoor sensors that have ranges up [...]
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... are aware that the Bioloid Premium kit includes AX-12A servos and the robot almost everyone builds using this kit is the humanoid: http://www.robotshop.com/en/robotis-bioloid-premium-robot-kit.html The controller, battery, sensors, R/C, frame components, software etc. come to $400 more than the ...
2014-07-31 09:08 by CBenson
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... high to low and gives the time it was high. * http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/PulseIn In this application however, the pulses of the left and right sensors will overlap, so this function won't work for this: by the time the high->low transition of the left sensor is done, the low->high transition ...
2014-07-21 16:55 by jarcand
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Do you have any pictures of how you connected all of that. I can't figure it out from the picture on the store page. Just the image here: http://www.robotshop.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/800x800/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/d/f/dfrobotshop-rover-v2-autonomous.jpg It's a matter of st...
2014-07-15 10:06 by CBenson
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I doubt that the 2-sided tape could support the pan/tilt mount. We have tested it internally and have not had any issues so far. Do you have any pictures of how you connected all of that. I can't figure it out from the picture on the store page. I thought the tape was to attach the battery pack any...
2014-07-14 22:36 by adamw
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... And Debris: With Dirt Detect Series 2, Roomba uses optical and acoustic sensors to find dirt and perform concentrated cleaning.[/highlight] [highlight=#ffffff] [/highlight] [highlight=#ffffff]These features do help the robot pick up more debris and the brushes are also much easier to clean that ...
2014-07-14 10:51 by Jgendron
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go with the separate 3.3V regulator. More and more sensors and modules are coming out that are 3.3V only all the time, and the power draw accumulates. I prefer to draw power from the board when ever possible, to avoid having to have a separate power ...
2014-07-10 14:51 by kurte
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... most of the shields use 5v and their own VR... But could easily add one??? Seriously, I would go with the separate 3.3V regulator. More and more sensors and modules are coming out that are 3.3V only all the time, and the power draw accumulates. I prefer to draw power from the board when ever ...
2014-07-10 13:58 by linuxguy
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... shields. I'll also have an Adafruit Motor Shield V2 next week, along with an Arduino Due, a set of mecanum wheels destined for A.R.T.I.E, some sensors, and other stuff. linuxguy_arduino_shields.jpg 8-Dale
2014-07-09 18:46 by linuxguy
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Hi jarcand, I've got the uC and finish the tracking device, however the sensors on the car turned out to be not working. (Tracking device is tested working) I hooked up the Vcc and GND, and the Trig pin was originally high, I connected it to ground. Then I turned ...
2014-07-08 19:33 by Linightz
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... the same way as an Arduino. If you are looking a good Arduino-based robot kit, we would recommend the DFRobotShop Rover . It is based on the ... The rover is also shield compatible, so you can add all the shields, sensors, and actuators that you can normally add, except those that use pins ...
2014-07-04 12:11 by jarcand
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I doubt that the 2-sided tape could support the pan/tilt mount. We have tested it internally and have not had any issues so far. I thought the tape was to attach the battery pack anyway. The 4xAA battery pack is best attached with the included screws (because of the weight) I would be missing the h...
2014-07-02 08:04 by CBenson
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That's really disappointing. I doubt that the 2-sided tape could support the pan/tilt mount. I thought the tape was to attach the battery pack anyway. I considered getting the expansion plate, but didn't think it was worth the price. Even with that, I would be missing the hardware to attach the pan/...
2014-07-01 22:50 by adamw
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I am looking for a fairly cheap robot car chassis (2WD/4WD) whose motors can be controlled using my microcontroller and motor driver. I do not require anything additional on the chassis like sensors. Which one would ou recommend? I am sorry for the poor phrasing of this question, ...
2014-07-01 20:16 by Madhumitha
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... while section 19 (pins 0 to 13) are the digital. The red LED in section 5 can be turned off by removing the jumper. You can certainly connect the sensors to the BotBoarduino.
2014-07-01 10:22 by CBenson
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Oh. There should be a piece of double-sided 3M tape included with the kit. Not the best solution but works well. You can even get away with using hot glue. The ideal solution would be the expansion plate which has a slot for this servo, but it was not included because it increased the price quite a ...
2014-07-01 10:12 by CBenson
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