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Hi All, We are, at Lynxmotion, very proud and exited to introduce a new UAV / Drones flight controller born from a partnership between the well known FlyingEinstein and Lynxmotion team. We focused on...

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2014-12-15 14:21 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi, I am using RS 1270 for building a kid sized humanoid. I wanted to know how to use the back horn design in RS 1270 for better mounting of the servo. I have seen images where another horn is connec...

2014-12-17 17:13 by CBenson
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We currently have a A6WD rover with the 6 wheels and motors and the sabertooth 2x25. I connected all the left motors to the M1A AND M1B ports and connected all the right motors to M2A AND M2B ports. W...

2014-12-17 13:21 by CBenson
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I am working on a project that requires wireless communication between two Xbee 1's, one connected to a computer through the Xbee Explorer and one connected to an Arduino Fio. I am new to arduinos and...

2014-12-17 12:04 by 15daseamon
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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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2014-12-16 19:47 by BipeScoutK
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I am a FIRST Robots Mentor. I have been asked to pick out a robot/robot kit for a an enterprising 11 year old who has been working with the lego league at his school. We need something that is fun, c...

2014-12-16 17:34 by CBenson
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Hi, First … Sorry for my poor English and my newby level in Bots :( I’m trying to make a 3Dof Pod and i’ve a botborad + SSC-32 and the PS2 Pad I « think » i’ve anderstand the differents w...

2014-12-16 12:19 by ticasso
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What do you guys think? http://WWW.REACHROBOTICS.COM :)...

2014-12-16 11:22 by bot_guy
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Hi, I have a DC motor connected to an Arduino board motorshield. I would like to control the motor's speed with a potentiometer. I wrote a code and for now the potentiometer switches o...

2014-12-16 11:09 by Tranber72
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Hello all, I have a little problem with EMG49 and driver MD49. I want to know the number of cicles where the motor is: Firstable I try to set to 0 the encoder data with: if (reset_enc==0) { ...

2014-12-16 10:55 by jarcand
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I am looking to use the 360 degree RPLIDAR scanner with a BeagleBone black running Debian. Is there support for this or should it work?...

2014-12-16 10:45 by jarcand
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Hello, Just purchased a Hunter mini frame kit that arrived today. I have pulled down a 250 quad and used the components on the Mini. However, as soon as it gets airborne it just spins, flat (yaw axis...

2014-12-16 10:31 by DiaLFonZo
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I recently purchased the Lynxmotion Hunter V-Tail 400 QuadCopter (Base Combo Kit + MultiWii Flight Controller). The website didn't say that purchase of a receiver (sold separately) was required, but ...

2014-12-16 10:28 by DiaLFonZo
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While working on smaller animatronic projects it can sometimes be a pain having to change things on the fly for a client. Many of the projects i work on either use RC manual control or Autonomous prog...

2014-12-15 19:32 by innerbreed
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I recently purchased a Cottonwood TTL UART Long Range UHF RFID reader (ISO18000-6C EPC G2). I also purchased the following: ⋅  5dBi PCB UHF RFID 902-928M Antenna 5cm x 5cm and ⋅&n...

2014-12-15 17:29 by jarcand
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Roomba succumbed to a recent rain, and sustained at least a couple minutes of exposure to rain. The Battery was immediately removed and left to dry. However, when I finally reassembled it, the robot g...

2014-12-15 16:32 by Jgendron
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At high school, the students pull the wires loose too often from the "Sabertooth Dual 12A 6V-24V R/C Regenerative Motor Driver RB-Dim-43" We are looking for an alternative to connect ...

2014-12-15 16:24 by igranderojo
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Hi, I'd like to upgrade firmware version of the neato xv pro signature I tried few times establsih connection with ethe newest http://www.neatorobotics.com/ tool ( i used windows xp, windows 8.1 ...

2014-12-15 14:49 by MThibault
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I have been given the task to make Pinocchio's nose grow for an upcoming middle school production of Shrek Jr. I am looking to use the inside of a lipstick case for the growing nose part, but am try...

2014-12-15 14:23 by CBenson
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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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2014-12-15 11:45 by spz56
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Hi. Am new to this. Need advise on choosing the right robotic gripper. I am doing a project involving a small quadcopter similar to the one shown in the attachment. I am looking for a light weight an...

2014-12-15 10:18 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi RobotShop, I purchased 3 of the Practical Maker Arduino BNC Sensor Shields from you guys recently. Unfortunately I have not been able to get any of them to work. I can find no documentation for the...

2014-12-15 09:33 by CBenson
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Hello everyone I have a DC motor powered by a joystick connected to a motor shield Arduino. I have two switch buttons which operate as a limit switch. I want to go back the other way with my engine s...

2014-12-14 13:53 by Tranber72
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hello, sorry for my english - hope you understand it. To my problem: I have an Arduino Uno connected via the serial interface with the SSC-32. The VS-2 is powered by a 5V power supply and the VL of...

2014-12-13 20:51 by Woina
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I really don't know what I want yet I need some help selecting a small motor. I need it run approximately 50 rpm but only 1 revolution at a time. Variable speed would be better. I would like to have a...

2014-12-13 18:54 by KM6VV
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OK my project is very basic, take a USB HID keyboard and turn it into a Bluetooth HID keyboard. The reason I am doing this is because I am in the process of completing and Android tablet dash insta...

2014-12-13 03:27 by draztik
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Hi, I'm new at this robotic, so if I'm posting a question in a wrong area of this forum or I just don't make sense. Please be patient with me! I"m looking for a sensor that would follow lines ...

2014-12-12 15:12 by CBenson
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I'm looking for a servo motor and drive. The motor should be small-ish - industrial strength or high torque not necessary, I'm basically turning a hamster wheel. I want to provide a voltage signal to ...

2014-12-12 15:07 by CBenson
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Hubsan X4 Mini QuadCopter w/ Camera (Red) Product Code : RB-Hub-08 I need to order a protection cage but I am not sure which one to order please advise on the correct one to order. Diana...

2014-12-12 13:16 by Diana1224
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Hi, first of all, I am sorry if this post isn't in the right section. I need some help, if possible, for a project I am doing. basically I have a box, with 5 inch x 5 inch x 5 inch and weights 1 kg. a...

2014-12-12 10:01 by DiaLFonZo
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Hey everyone, as promised, here are pics of my new hexapod project. I'm new to this forum, and robotics in general, but after seeing the amazing work of Zenta's Morphex and A-Pod and everyone else her...

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2014-12-11 22:07 by J-2X
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I am working on an older DF Robot project. It is called Carlitos’ Projects: Speech-Controlled Arduino Robot My robot functions with other codes but I cannot get the microphone unit to communi...

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2014-12-11 20:02 by jarcand
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Hello All, I would like to buy the " GPS Shield based on EB-365 GPS module" in the link below : http://www.robotshop.com/en/gps-shield-arduino.html I was wondering if anybody has used it ...

2014-12-11 19:10 by jarcand
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i don't know how to write programs but I really would like to purchase the Darwin mini robot. Do you have an assortment of programs already written that can be downloaded and fed into Darwin? Also how...

2014-12-11 14:41 by CBenson
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I have 4 6v DC stepper motors with wheels, mounts etc. This is all quite new to me. I have a couple of micro controllers and have bought an adafruit motor controller. I now need to buy other parts and...

2014-12-11 14:09 by rsattaur
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Hello Is it possible to interface a Lynxmotion AL5D with RIOS to a Falcon Force Feedback 3D controller or anything similar that would give motion feedback and/or feel? If not, what is the most common ...

2014-12-11 10:19 by CBenson
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i need the arm on a servo to move up to 180 degrees and hold it's position. the only input would be a speed sensor. the position of the servo arm would be dependent on the reading of the speed sensor....

2014-12-11 02:02 by briankilduff
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My son has selected a "Robot Arm" as his first high school Science Fair Project. I feel like he would need something more then a $50 OWI arm, to achieve a decent grade and some respect f...

2014-12-10 21:06 by jarcand
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Hi, I am looking at buying this pan and tilt kit: http://www.robotshop.com/en/lynxmotion-pan-and-tilt-kit-aluminium2.html What motor controller would I need for this kits. I am looking at buying 2 o...

2014-12-08 18:30 by redmug
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I'm sure you've been asked this a lot so I'm sorry to be another who asks but I'm looking to buy a robotics starter kit something that I can experiment with and gain experience. Currently I'm studying...

2014-12-08 17:11 by jarcand
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Looking forward to the video. Make it climb over stuff! ;) Ask and you shall receive.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWXq6fKpmyA&feature=youtu.be This little feller can certainly climb....

2014-12-08 13:19 by PolarisC8
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i have replaced the batteries in the neato, charged it. I used it a couple of times and now the display will light up, bit there is nothing showing. Any suggestions. Thank you Cindy Cook...

2014-12-08 09:40 by MThibault
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How do I recharge these?...

2014-12-08 09:33 by CBenson
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Hello! I am hacking an i-Cybie dog robot which has 16 motors, but I am quite new to robotics. I plan to use the motors and the plastic body/base of the dog but everything else will be new and controll...

2014-12-08 09:14 by DiaLFonZo
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Reading more and more about big companies replacing their workforce with robots. Bill Gates estimating that in 20 years many low-end jobs will be automated. I'm lucky enough to have a quality job th...

2014-12-06 23:55 by PolarisC8
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Hello All Basic question. I want to drive an old Pittman Brushed DC (PMDC) motor from Labview using an Analog Out for a controls education lab. I can spin the motor fine from a lab power supply. I w...

2014-12-05 17:10 by jarcand
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Hi everyone, I am working on a project dealing with drones. We have not purchased the drone yet. I am still searching for components fitting the requirements of my project. My concern is if I buy ...

2014-12-05 16:06 by DiaLFonZo
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Dear all, We are building an auto-sampler using AL5D Robotic arm, the application requires arm to follow a sequence, for an example (1) At time =0 , move x=50, move y=60 and move z= 100 (2)at...

2014-12-05 12:19 by jarcand
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Hello RobotShop Forum, I am another newbie seeking advice in putting together a parts list for control of a couple wheelchair motors scavenged off of a Invacare Ranger 2 power chair. Haven't been ab...

2014-12-04 21:02 by Quietly
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Hi All Since my LiPo battery question, we have finished assembling the basic DFRobotShop Rover; with the addition of soldered XBee headers on XBee2 and the Encoder Pair for Tamiya Twin Motor Gearbox ...

2014-12-04 11:20 by CBenson
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