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Robot Construction Kits

Posted on April 23, 2014

By Coleman Benson & filled under Robotics Projects & Kits, Where to Start.

Robot Construction Kits can be distinguished from normal robot kits since they use modular parts and allow you to assemble different robots using the same parts. A robot kit on the other hand only allows you to build one robot. Robot construction kits are a great investment because they tend to include everything you need [...]
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DIY Robots Make a Sandwich

Posted on July 06, 2012

By Carlos Asmat & filled under Entertainment, Lynxmotion, Prototypes, Robotics Projects & Kits.

Besides loving robots, we love to eat sandwiches. So when we see robots making sandwiches that we can (probably) eat it makes us really happy. How to make us even happier? Make those robots DIY and made from parts you can find at RobotShop. The robots illustrated in the video use Lynxmotion robotic arms to manipulate the ingredients and Vex parts [...]
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“Raisons d’Être” of Robots

Posted on April 04, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Industry.

Robots can be used in almost any situation and are primarily intended to help humans in some way, shape or form. If you are unsure of what you want your robot to do or simply want to concentrate your efforts on specific tasks, here are some ideas:   Amusement & Companionship Building a robot in [...]
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Robotic Forums

Posted on March 30, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Industry.

Here you will find a comprehensive list of forums, from manufacturers to unofficial enthusiast pages. The forums are categorized and presented in alphabetical order. If you encounter a dead link, or have found that content linked to from these pages is inappropriate, please report it to the Webmaster. If you have links you would like [...]
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Basics: How Do I Differentiate Between Robotic Kits?

Posted on March 28, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Where to Start.

Robots and artificial devices have always interested humans as they are the first devices mankind has created that has the potential to match and surpass our own abilities. For this reason, many technologically advanced companies have created robot kits in order to satisfy people’s need and desire for devices that emulate human thought, form and [...]
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The only thing missing from the VEX kits is the software - consider either RobotC (text based) or EasyC (graphical). If you are not sure if a kit contains all the parts you need, we'd be happy to clarify.
2014-08-19 16:12 by CBenson
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The kids are in grades 9-12 and I just got the word I have $2,500 to get things rolling. I've done some research since your initial response and Vex definitely seems the way to go.
2014-08-19 15:15 by heffernan33
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There are many possible options, but it seems like a kit which can be reconfigured is best. Consider VEX: http://www.robotshop.com/en/vex-construction-robot-kit.html Ex: http://www.robotshop.com/en/vex-classroom-programming-kit-no-software.html This can be reused year after ...
2014-08-18 08:51 by CBenson
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. The VEX Victor and Jaguar are not ideal for a standard CIM motor. As for the caster wheel, you just need something which can support enough weight. Using two or one is a matter of preference, but you may find that using two ...
2014-01-06 16:25 by kevilay
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... controller (50A+ continuous), and batteries which can provide ~100A continuously. A good controller in this range is the Sabertooth 2x60A . The VEX Victor and Jaguar are not ideal for a standard CIM motor. As for the caster wheel, you just need something which can support enough weight. Using ...
2014-01-06 15:52 by CBenson
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Hi guys: I'm trying to help some kids with some robotics projects. They use a VEX controller for their robt but I wanted them to be able to test mechanisms they use servos with ...
2013-09-21 17:56 by shorton
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Hello all, I'm new to this forum and to robotics in general. My name is Silas and I am currently studying Computer Engineering ... and I don't have a preference. My team has some background with Arduinos, Vex, and many programming languages, so the programming shouldn't be a problem, I'm ...
2012-12-25 17:31 by Randomrocket
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... background with robots. I have 2 sons, one of whom was on his school's robotics team but being a first year guy, he mostly worked in the machine shop for their big project and didn't do anything for their vex and sea perch competitions because of conflicts with sports. anyway my sons ...
2012-11-28 23:43 by JeffStone
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The VEX kit would allow you to create a range of different types of robots (wheels, arms etc), ... Rover Kits . These platforms are for people who want to get started with Arduino and robotics. You can easily add sensors , shields and more to the basic kits. Soldering is required ...
2012-11-21 15:47 by CBenson
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Hi guys, I'm new to this forum and new to robotics. This was just something that always interested me since childhood. Is ... experience. In some thread I saw this kit: http://www.robotshop.com/ca/vex-protobot-autonomous-kit-11.html Would that work for what I'm trying to do? Thanks,
2012-11-21 13:40 by CPeery
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Hi, Is the Vex robotics smart charger compatible with the Lynxmotion 12V Ni-MH batteries? I believe it states it can handle the ...
2012-05-08 13:17 by brandondes
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... my other hobbies (garden railroading, astronomy, barbershop singing, robotics, computers, photography, videography, et al) are expensive. :D So ... I do not yet have such an aviation RC transmitter. I do have an old VEX (robotics) transmitter somewhere which may be temporarily usable for ...
2011-09-16 11:34 by RoboTed
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What is the level of experience in robotics of your target group? If they are newbies then start with VEX or Basic Stamps both will introduce everyone to robotics from beginner to advanced and there is TONS of support on the internet.
2011-01-31 18:28 by Putt Putt
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... and I was lucky enough to get one one them! I did get some more sticks to maybe build another one and I did it by going up to EBAY to buy a cheap VEX transmitter. The problem is that personally I would prefer that both sticks self centered, so to do that I would need to buy two of these... You ...
2010-06-11 09:33 by kurte
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VEX is happy to announce that the 2011 VEX Robotics World Championship will be held April 28-30, 2011 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Also, ...
2010-05-31 10:42 by CBenson
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