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  • 30'' Stroke 400lb Force Linear Actuator
    Great product!
    Review by Nick
    This seems like a quality product so far, and the price is incredible, considering how big it is. It's smooth and strong. The motor shuts off when it gets to either end, which helps prevent motor burn out, which is a nice feature.
    (Posted on 9/18/14)
  • 2'' Stroke 150lb Force Linear Actuator
    Good quality for the money
    Review by John Paul
    Been using these for years, high force at lower amperage than similar linear actuators. The extendable end of the rod is made of two fused parts (an outer tube with an inner core) which makes modification difficult but when being used just with the standard rod mount works perfectly.
    (Posted on 9/4/14)
  • 8
    Great product
    Review by Karl
    Product was shipped quickly and it works just as described
    (Posted on 6/27/14)
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Barobo Actuator Disassembly

Posted on February 19, 2014

By Coleman Benson & filled under Electronics, Mechanics.

Barobo‘s Linkbot all-in-one smart actuators allow anyone without any knowledge of robotics to create and “program” robots. Each actuator is packed with many features including: • Atmel AVR Microcontroller: Compatible with Arduino so you can re-flash with your own firmware using the on-board bootloader • ZigBee-Capable Radio: Communicate wirelessly with an 802.15.4-compliant radio, create mesh [...]
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Basics: How Do I Choose a Battery?

Posted on January 15, 2013

By Coleman Benson & filled under Electronics, Schools & Curriculum.

Given the wide range of actuators and electronics which go into a robot, choosing the right battery may not be an easy task. This article guides you through the thought processes involved in choosing one or more batteries for your robot. Even if you are just starting in robotics, you may have already realized that [...]
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RobotShop Rover for Arduino: Package Contents

Posted on May 09, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Industry, Robotics Projects & Kits.

This article is a follow-up to the RobotShop Grand Tutorial Series and includes all the hardware chosen in the “Practical Example” at the bottom of each lesson. The RobotShop Rover for Arduino is a small tracked platform designed around the popular Arduino USB microcontroller. The first product that one might look for after having received [...]
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Arduino 5 Minute Tutorials: Lesson 5 – Servo Motors

Posted on April 25, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Arduino, Electronics, 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 5 Hardware: Computer / Laptop or Netbook [...]
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Professional Development Platforms

Posted on January 23, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Robotics Projects & Kits.

Professional Development Platforms   Professional development platforms are ideally suited to higher level education and research institutions. Increasingly, educational and research institutions are looking past the hardware to focus solely on robot intelligence. Professional platforms are essentially mobile computers, and have most of the components you would find in a standard PC (including video output, [...]
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What is the stroke length and how do you want to operate it (on/off/reverse)? How would you power it (12V lead acid battery?)
You can likely use some linear actuators: http://www.robotshop.com/en/standard-actuators.html
2014-06-23 08:55 by CBenson
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Standard RC output PWM cables running victor 883 motor controllers at 12 volt 20 amp motors and spikes to turn on and off arm actuators that are 12 volt as well.
4 motor controls and 6 spikes.
2014-04-15 14:14 by Bubba
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... a higher rpm than with just one motor. You should not power motors or actuators directly from the Arduino's pins! Can you draw the setup you have ... central control unit, but it's a bit harder to connect the Arduino to a standard R/C unit.
2013-11-05 17:06 by CBenson
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... 24VDC Wheelchair motors, roughly 6-8A current usage at no load. Linear Actuators: 12VDC, 150lb actuators with potentiometer feedback (RB-FRA-14) X 2 Any "standard" R/C system (Futaba, Spektrum, etc) The required functions are as follows: Drive ...
2013-09-12 17:45 by wirvin
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... and Arduino microcontroller A servo motor, such as the Hitec HS-322HD Standard Heavy Duty Servo, would give you control of the door open/closed ... with built-in limit switches You can use one of the following linear actuators, as long as you can mount it in a way that the door-closed position ...
2013-06-10 14:49 by jarcand
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What stroke length do you need? Consider Firgelli Automations standard or tubular actuators. We can also special order certain actuators which don't appear on our website.
2012-11-19 09:08 by CBenson
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Greetings, I have an industrial application that I am looking at using Figarelli linear actuators for 3 axes of control:

http://www.firgelli.com/products.php?id=41

Can anyone tell me how I would go about interfacing these actuators to a standard Futaba or HiTec 2.4 GHz radio?
2012-10-05 11:46 by Ray Blotteaux
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... make code to demonstrate it if you are interested. With the rotating actuators, it's a little bit more complicated than a standard Stewart platform, but I scribbled some stuff on a piece of paper and I think I have ...
2011-07-22 20:06 by Xevel
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... a new version of its graphical system design software that provides a standard development platform for designing robotic and autonomous control ... robotics library with connectivity to standard robotic sensors and actuators, foundational algorithms for intelligent operations and perception ...
2010-01-26 11:53 by Carlitos
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... out http://www.firgelli.com. They have a CIB control board that accepts standard servo control signals. 12 or 6V are ok. If you want it to work with the big firgelliauto actuators you just need a 12V supply for the actuator. As long as the grounds are tied ...
2010-01-18 19:16 by R12345
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... in projects. I'd like to drive these chips using the board out of a standard servo. One thing I'm not familiar with in his chip is the "fast ... I've noticed that the stall current of the standard frigelli linear actuators is ~4A, so this chip might make a decent driver for these when ...
2009-11-21 01:30 by zoomkat
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... the robot with the PC acting as the brain and also for storing the standard paths that I intend to use. Is this really possible and has any ... that understanding, below are some links to look at for using linear actuators. I'd start by making a full size mockup of your desired arm using ...
2009-11-06 15:05 by zoomkat
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There are some companies that make smaller linear actuators. If you want a literal servo conversion to linear output then this is ... http://www.emsjomar.com/images/linear2.jpg looks like they will fit the standard hitec range too.!
2009-10-23 15:56 by innerbreed
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... on this board: linux, XP or windows Embedded? 3. Mic line in is not a standard 3.5 mm jack what kind of mic can we connect to this board. Is the ... board? Can we also get the feedback from the bioloid robot sensors and actuators? 8. What type of software support is provided with this board? ...
2009-09-25 12:43 by mwalia
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... humanoid robot using Futaba robot servos. ServoCity has re-made the standard servos to create much more powerful (albeit physically larger and ... yourself to hobby servos, you might want to consider different types of actuators , such as linear actuators . Most human appendages can only rotate ...
2009-09-24 15:29 by CBenson
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