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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmFRnqgy3LI RobotShop, in conjunction with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), has released a new custom robot arm kit which includes the new FlowArm PLTW graphical int...

2014-07-21 11:13 by CBenson
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I'm trying to make a code to move my BRAT's servos. I'm a little unsure of if I'm on the right track and I don't want to continue on this path without having wiser programmers having a look see. Tha...

2014-07-31 19:24 by THE MECH IS BLACK
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I'm starting a new robotics project that needs 7-8 channels with extremely small & light servos. Initially I'll control the thing from a PC (serial or USB connection to controller), then use a Bea...

2014-07-31 14:49 by DaveN
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Hello, I'm trying to make a biped using the Dynamixel Ax-12A servos for the legs. Each leg will have a DOF of 3 and there will be two servos in the hips as well. The material that I'd be using the to...

2014-07-31 10:16 by CBenson
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Hi guys, does anyon know it it would be possible to combine an rasberry pi with the following robotic arm from lynxmotion? http://www.robotshop.com/en/lynxmotion-al5a-4-degrees-of-freedom-robotic-arm...

2014-07-31 10:10 by heini
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I recently purchased one robot kit from nexus. It has a demo code to move robot like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=40giZE5tV4k But I would like to read the four e...

2014-07-30 22:15 by ianchung
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I've been thinking about this a lot, as I get more into working with the Teensy 3.1. One feature that would be very useful to have are Arduino R3 shield headers that can handle either 3.3v or 5v shiel...

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2014-07-30 20:49 by DiaLFonZo
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This is a project I've been thinking on for a very long time. Shortly explained this is a sphere shaped hexapod that I plan to give the following features: Roll freely like a ball Have different sor...

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2014-07-30 18:51 by zenta
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Hello, Bought and built this: http://www.robotshop.com/en/programmable-rainbow-4x4x4-rgb-led-mood-cube-kit.html I am a newbie and would appreciate some help: 1. In Arduino IDE, which Board should I...

2014-07-30 17:59 by jarcand
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Hi guys I build on a hexapod, very similar in structure to the phoenix. The hardware is finished and now comes the programming. I wonder which board I should use. I already have a bot board 2 an...

2014-07-30 09:06 by kurte
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Hello, I have bought a DFRobot Cherokey 4WD to connect to my Arduino mega 2560 and all commands are ok (backward, turn left, turn right) except forward (M1 HIGH and M2 HIGH at the same time). Could y...

2014-07-30 09:01 by CBenson
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Before I buy a Bluetooth module from ebay (link - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wireless-Bluetooth-RF-Transceiver-Module-serial-RS232-TTL-HC-05-for-arduino-HE-/141204699073?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=it...

2014-07-30 08:56 by CBenson
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Hello, I bought some tri-color LED light strips from RadioShack that were designed for use with the Arduino. But my project utilize software I wrote to work via an RS232 Port. And to use the Arduino, ...

2014-07-30 02:48 by XD005
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Yes, W.A.L.T.E.R. will be returning to the lime light soon, and I just ordered a few additional parts for him. I think W.A.L.T.E.R. is truely an SES robot now. You just have to look at all the SES h...

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2014-07-29 19:25 by KM6VV
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Hello, I recently bought a kit 'T-Hex' robot and 'Lynxmotion SSC-32 Visual Sequencer Software SEQ-01', I have assembled the robot as the guide on Lynxmotion page but when I connect the board with the ...

2014-07-29 16:26 by jarcand
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Hi. I am hoping that someone can point me in the right direction. I'm looking to buy a motor that I can use for a prop. I know things are all relative, but the motor requirements are: 1. Ligh...

2014-07-29 08:47 by CBenson
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Hello, I'm trying to move two servos at different speeds, but it appears they're moving to the lowest speed setting in the command string. Assume that both servos' starting position is 1000, and bot...

2014-07-28 18:36 by jarcand
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Hello, Do you all have any pan tilt systems that would support the weight of the Kinect. The Kinect is about 3lbs. Thank you...

2014-07-28 14:45 by CBenson
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Bonjour, je souhaite utiliser cette manette avec ( http://www.robotshop.com/ca/fr/telecommande-24ghz-5-canaux-optic-6.html ) avec une carte arduino et je me demandais si le récepteur ( Minigma 6T )...

2014-07-28 13:25 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi All, I think we all deserve somewhere to talk about the VTail's and here it is. Let's take this thread to talk and share about this special configuration of quadcopter frame. History behind the ...

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2014-07-28 11:11 by DiaLFonZo
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i have a old lynxmotion Hexapod 2 that im trying to rebulid, it has bot board 2 with the atom and has two other boards i think ther for severos and has 18 severos, three for each leg,and it has a ping...

2014-07-27 17:33 by KM6VV
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Excuse me,I want to know if there have a robot dexterity like Titan(robot produce by [highlight=#ffffff]Cyberstein[/highlight] ),and where I can buy it. Thanks! :)...

2014-07-25 23:33 by Vitor
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Please help! I just got a 4wd platform from lynxmotion.com, now I would need some advice on which Regenerative Dual Channel Motor Controller ? I plan on connect it to my SSC-32 and Bluetooth Cont...

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2014-07-25 19:05 by jarcand
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If anyone is interested in supporting a great open source educational robot project, then please check out my project below. I have already purchased the injection mold tooling that will produce the r...

2014-07-25 17:41 by abotics
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As many of you can probably tell, I have been having a lot of fun with the Teensy 3.1 boards. http://www.pjrc.com/teensy/index.html Now that I have two different Carrier board designs, I am trying out...

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2014-07-25 16:24 by Philtkp
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I just received my order of a L 12 min actuator RB fir 10 and. Control board RB fir 121 and I need help connecting the 2 together the actuator as two 3 pins connectors (blk, red, white@ purple, blue, ...

2014-07-25 10:43 by CBenson
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Bonjour, j'aurais voulu avoir un devis concernant le porteur RB-Lyn-212 Il me faut également le système de pilotage complet Je veux que le robot soit filère avec un simple pupitre...

2014-07-25 10:36 by CBenson
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I purchased the item VPM2 VIbrating Disk Motor: Can I get the max voltage that can be applied and the durability of these units at different voltages. A detailed spec. sheet would be good too. Th...

2014-07-24 18:19 by DiaLFonZo
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So I was watching the new episode of "How the Universe Works" tonight while working on my Beaglebone black robot and saw an interesting spot on a Dell commercial. It was the commercial wher...

2014-07-24 16:03 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi, Anyone has any experience using the Multi USB/RS232/RS485/TTL Converter with Arduino (Leonardo) ? Will it essentially do what the UART to RS 485 (or MAX 485) does? Also, If you know something abo...

2014-07-24 12:08 by hg111
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how do you seal off entry of driveway and side walks with wire. Does it have to be buried under the concrete? Have a 16 foot wide drive and concrete sidewalk with a three foot strip of grass eighty fe...

2014-07-24 12:07 by Jgendron
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HI, Which Hitec servo is recommended (suggested) for use with the various “Actobotics' Hitec pinion Gears”, that you stock, for continues rotation? I am interested in mini and normal si...

2014-07-24 08:16 by CBenson
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Hey guys/gals, I am thinking of using the Hunter VTail Mini as a base for a simple project, but as I'm new to all this was wondering if I could pick some brains. I am looking for recommendations on ...

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2014-07-22 09:42 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi, I bought a RB-SPA-135 antenna with an Adafruit GPS breakout module v3 . I have everything working except the module seems to refuse to use the external antenna. From the documentation on the m...

2014-07-21 17:17 by jarcand
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I have tested the APA102 APA104 LED CHIP by madrix control , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3sI3cTNnwE now i want to know how to make apa102 apa104 on arduino fast SPI or Propeller micro-control...

2014-07-21 17:14 by jarcand
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Hi, this is my first time on this forum and I can't seem to get this IR transmitter to work. I uploaded the library and ran the example codes, but I can't see any IR light (through my phone camera whi...

2014-07-21 16:58 by jarcand
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Hi everyone, The idea is I want to use the HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensors to determine the direction my robotic car is going. Two sensors on the car on the front right and left, only use the microphone...

2014-07-21 16:55 by jarcand
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one of my motor can't be controlled now. but it works well before. I have found its so tight to move. What's wrong with it?...

2014-07-21 13:30 by CBenson
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Dear Sir I bought the litter robot on the 2nd February 2011 et it doesn't work anymore. Is it still covered by warranty ? Best regards Véronique Piguet...

2014-07-21 11:12 by Jgendron
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Hi, not sure if I'm at the right place, and had already got answer last year but don't find it, I have a pool cleaner robot I rover... the mode change when we start the robot, not sure how to...

2014-07-21 11:09 by Jgendron
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I have a project where I need a simple transmitter / receiver but I can not find anything that works. I need the transmitter to work off of 12v and send a signal to a receiver that operates at 1.5 to...

2014-07-21 10:12 by DiaLFonZo
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For Sale: Micromagic Systems MSR-H01 Hexapod Robot with Extras. The hexpod robot kit has been meticulously assembled and configured. It is in like-new condition and perfect working order. [...

2014-07-19 14:03 by RiverRatDC
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First off I would like to apologize if this question is in the wrong section. Recently I bought a Sabertooth 2x5 ESC for my battlebot, today I connected to motors and one continues to turn despite t...

2014-07-17 19:51 by kurte
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Hi everyone, I'm looking for some help with the design. I'm trying to build a linear stage type of device. The stage should move in longitudinal axis, and the slides on the stage should move in Z axi...

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2014-07-17 16:34 by bluehawk91
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Hello, Which shield can connect the DFRobotShop Rover V2 to the Internet and allow me to control him via an external website? http://www.robotshop.com/en/dfrobotshop-rover-tracked-robot-basic-...

2014-07-17 15:28 by richarddolby
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I am completely new to robotics so I apologize in advance if my questions aren't complete or silly. :) I'm interesting in purchasing an AL5 arm and attempt to have it move via C++. Before doing so I...

2014-07-16 12:53 by jarcand
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A few weeks ago I bought the Tri-track chassis set with separate electronics so that I could assemble it on my own, I finished building it according to the assembly guide and now I need to progam it. ...

2014-07-16 12:32 by jarcand
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Are the Power HD 1501MG Servos compatible with the Futaba Spline Metal Servo Horns (FMSH-01) ??? Thank you...

2014-07-16 11:15 by CBenson
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when uploading the BotBoarduino_CH3R_PS2 I get the "serial port COM1 not found" error and the option "serial port" in the menu TOOLS is blanked. Do you have any idea of what t...

2014-07-16 09:30 by Mitmacher
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Hi, Can you make a recomendation for a DC brushless controller: 1) That can control 3 motors 2) I do not have to have a PC connected to run the program 3)Has IO on it? Thanks...

2014-07-16 08:29 by CBenson
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So, this just struck me the other day. I am currently looking at just an RC controller for the short term, but I want to mess with UAV-type flight computers later. I saw a couple, they seemed expensiv...

2014-07-15 10:26 by ocdtrekkie
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