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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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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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VEX Robotic Projects

Posted on January 11, 2012

By Coleman Benson & filled under Robotics Projects & Kits.

About VEX Robotics VEX Educational Robotics is a robotic building system which allows you to design, build, control, then disassemble and rebuild remote-controlled, autonomous or semi-autonomous robots. There is also a VEX Pro series which allow you to make even larger and more powerful robots. VEX consists of several key building blocks: Motion VEX motion is composed [...]
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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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Minoru 3D Webcam

Posted on April 21, 2010

By Vincent Abry & filled under Uncategorized.

Another great new product that we’ve just received in stock: the Minoru Webcam 3D. It’s the first commercial 3D webcam. The connection to a computer or robot is made via a high speed 2.0 USB port. The Minoru 3D can also be used as a sensor. Furthermore, it works with Windows XP, Vista and Windows [...]
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... work with a tutorial on spark fun (https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/dotbar-display-driver-hookup-guide). I plug them into the analog plug of a Vex Cortex 2.0 and i get numbers in the range of 50-200. if i go right up to the sensor it seems to respond, but it doesn't when far away. thanks
2014-06-22 11:03 by dfamil
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The Cortex is a nice controller in that it uses standard 0.1" spaced pinout. The DFRobot sensor has a small white JST connector but includes an adapter cable so you can in fact plug it into 0.1" spaced headers. Double-check the pin assignment (V GND and Signal) before connecting. If they d...
2014-06-09 08:57 by CBenson
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hi

I want to use DFRobot Sound Sensor Product Code : RB-Dfr-38 with vex cortex. Is this possible? I want to create a Binaural sound sensor to have robot move towards a sound.

thanks

2014-06-04 18:35 by dfamil
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Some ideas: VEX IQ Super Kit (RB-Inn-331) http://www.robotshop.com/en/vex-iq-super-kit.html This is ... kinds of robots. The main controller may be a bit low level for your needs. There are sensors and parts from other companies which greatly adds to the versatility (GPS and more) ...
2014-01-30 16:44 by Jmair
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Some ideas: VEX IQ Super Kit (RB-Inn-331) http://www.robotshop.com/en/vex-iq-super-kit.html This is ... kinds of robots. The main controller may be a bit low level for your needs. There are sensors and parts from other companies which greatly adds to the versatility (GPS and more) ...
2014-01-30 15:35 by CBenson
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... a 4 wheeled rover that zooms around the house. So far I have chosen the sensors, micro controller, motor controller, motor, and wheels. http://www.robotshop.com/vex-omni-wheel.html Those are the wheels I want to use. The only problems is that the centre ...
2013-10-09 05:48 by redmug
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... Kits category. If you want to use Arduino, and include a variety of sensors, then VEX or Actobotics are your best choices. Note that neither kit directly use an Arduino, but ...
2013-09-12 08:21 by CBenson
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... either with dead-reckoning (preprogrammed flight path) or with sensors. Either way doesn't matter, 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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... as a base platform for learning Arduino. You can add additional sensors, shields and parts as you would to any other custom project. It comes ... to experiment with. It can be used as a stand-alone Arduino as well. Vex Clawbot The Calwbot is the "demo robot" of the VEX system. In addition ...
2012-11-29 09:24 by CBenson
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The VEX kit would allow you to create a range of different types of robots (wheels, arms etc), ... 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 (to connect the XBee headers).
2012-11-21 15:47 by CBenson
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... everyone! I have build my share of robots before (Lego mindstorms, Vex, and Basic programming and hardware for those too). I recently decided ... servo controls (10+ servos) plus 2 motors for drive, and the various sensors needed like obstacle avoidance. What type of battery would you recommend? ...
2012-10-20 02:12 by osfreak
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... collar and hacking a cell phone would take more time than it's worth. Vex has the edvantage of being able to use third party sensors . Sincerely,
2011-11-08 08:51 by CBenson
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... to accomplish. I have three boxes of lego mindstorms available and a vex protobot available too. Are these good kits or should I use a more advance ... dog is obeying the commands and i wanted to know what kind of motion sensors can be used and if i should attach it to the dog or the robot. Typing ...
2011-11-08 02:14 by DPG2013
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... to being programmable, the "all in one" microcontroller can also have sensors added to it. For a video dolly like this that rides 4' up from the ... ) or ( http://www.robotshop.com/vex-bumper-switch.html ) In addition to being programmable, is it possible ...
2010-03-18 18:53 by www.designedandmade.com
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... (go to see the create that already contain near 30 sensors fully functionnal and can recharge itself when the battery charge ... the tumbler. That projects are useless but show what you can do with VEX. It's good products but I find them expensive when you want a solution ...
2009-01-21 14:58 by shayne
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