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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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Hello, I've tried to troubleshoot this and am just running into dead ends… I have purchased this Quadrapod kit: The SQ3U combo kit with the SSC-32 servo controller and the BotBoarduino...

2014-09-17 10:47 by JGwizdala
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Hello, I don't know if this is covered elsewhere but I was wondering what method I would use to program a robot to work just off of solar power, no batteries. How would I program a robot to keep tra...

2014-09-17 10:10 by CBenson
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Hi, We have a large robotics class which uses the RS-390 and 395 motors sold through RobotShop. The Mabuchi web site does not seem to have this model any longer (closest one is the RS-385) ... Is th...

2014-09-17 09:27 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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2014-09-16 09:13 by DiaLFonZo
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I have a bunch of Roombas that need various repairs with the CHM bearings being first. It seems it just the small idler gears that strip. Anyone know where to get just these gears without buying the...

2014-09-15 23:18 by bfr57
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I have looked over many of the smart servos you offer and have found the Dynamixel AX-12A and MX-28T , as well as the Herkulex DRS-0101 and DRS-0201 models to be good candidates for my applicat...

2014-09-15 17:39 by jarcand
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I'm building my first robot and I'm looking for some help with my design, specifically selecting power and motors since those seem like items I don't want to screw up. My microcontroller will be a Ra...

2014-09-15 10:20 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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2014-09-15 08:33 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi, I just assembled my DFRobotShop Rover. When I turn it on I get 6 blue lights, 1 red pwr light, and two pairs of alternate blinking green and red lights. What do the blinking lights mean? I've mad...

2014-09-15 08:17 by CBenson
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Can I use the 3mm adapter on the 100mm Mecanum Wheels RB-Nex-13 ? We would like to use these wheels with Tetrix FTC robot with 4.7mm axle...

2014-09-15 08:03 by CBenson
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I purchased a Grove Oxygen gas sensor and am trying to use it without the Grove Arduino shield - that means I'm wiring it directly to my Arduino Uno. However, I haven't been able to find a wiring d...

2014-09-12 00:22 by anbumku
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I have DFRobotShop Rover V2.0 tank bought from this e-shop. I also bought the BluetToothBee from Seedstudio. http://www.robotshop.com/en/seeedstudio-bluetooth-bee.html I expected it that just connec...

2014-09-11 18:50 by jarcand
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I just purchased a Vex IQ Superkit for my son. Installed the battery into the brain, hit the "check" key, and it goes into something like a quality control test. It requests "cable 3&qu...

2014-09-11 17:39 by jarcand
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Hello I purchased a Litter Robot 2 from this website in July. I received it and my cat started using it right away. It worked fine for about 2 weeks and now it wont work at all. It does not turn at al...

2014-09-11 16:36 by Jgendron
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Good morning, My engineer just received this unit by mail today and the metal blade between the two connector is severely damaged, with two indentations likely made by some kind of saw during manufac...

2014-09-11 14:41 by CBenson
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Hi! I'm looking for people that can develop a robot arm that can sign preset autographs. Who can do this? The robot should be ready mid October. Budgets negociable. Many thanks, Maarten...

2014-09-11 14:39 by CBenson
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Hi, I am looking for a 12V Dual Motor Controller that can supply at least 5A per channel for two 12V motors, and that can be used with an arduino. Do you know of any product with those specs? Thanks...

2014-09-11 10:02 by DiaLFonZo
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Hello, when i try to import my .csv file in a project, then it asks for the name of the project and after that it pops up import error message \ key violation what is the reason for that? Thanks for ...

2014-09-10 17:39 by jarcand
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Do you sell the encoders used in your encoder motors separately?. I have a project that needs a quadratic encoder and your magnetics seem to fit the bill. By installing them at the motor before the ge...

2014-09-10 16:40 by CBenson
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I just purchased my litter robot in August & I'm still getting my cats used to it. I noticed that it doesn't turn after the cat has used it and left the unit as it's suppose to after 7 mins. Th...

2014-09-10 11:09 by Jgendron
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Hi, After doing a calibration for the SSC-32 the PS2 works and we can hear the beeps but the servos do not move. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have the BotBoarduino connec...

2014-09-10 09:21 by kurte
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What is the tapped hole sizes for the Gear Motor, RB-Pol-61? Metric, SAE?...

2014-09-09 15:40 by DiaLFonZo
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Hello, I need to know the dimensions of the Vyper 120A motor controller to see if it will fit on a PCB we are making. A 2d detail drawing would work but a 3d CAD file would be best. Thanks, ...

2014-09-09 08:57 by CBenson
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Hello robotshop forum. I am looking to build biped & humanoids. Although there are parts to make smaller humanoids, I want to make something bigger. more like human size. I have been studying hum...

2014-09-09 08:54 by CBenson
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Hi!! I'm new here and i would like to share an Android app that i've developed to control arduino robots via bluetooth . It's capable of manage direction and speed and can show a measure of distance...

2014-09-09 01:59 by mscarceller
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I down load the software and put the key in and it will not open up flowbotics I am just trying to get a gripper to work...

2014-09-08 14:00 by jarcand
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Hi, I thought my initial post would be posted here but I cannot find it so I think I just sent you a direct message. Anyway, the base was thoroughly cleaned. The globe will rotate to the dump positi...

2014-09-08 13:16 by Jgendron
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Hi I want a fast and cheap motor that can press down a button on a keyboard (it should be able to press down a button in less than 0.5 sec) though I'm not sure what kind of motor is best, servo? Or ma...

2014-09-08 02:25 by Zersixs
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Has anyone experienced the "super Duty Belt Drive Pan System" (product code RB-SCT-179)? Is it noisy? I 'm looking for some really silent mecanics of this type? Any advice ? Thanx, B...

2014-09-07 02:44 by babiole
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how do you connect servos to a receiver...

2014-09-04 23:38 by KM6VV
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My robot is about 3-4 years old, we have 3 cats all love it. The other day I went o change the tray and I notice the yellow lights on so I pressed the button and it shut the lights off completely. I...

2014-09-04 12:18 by DuaneCrocker
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Hi All, It's been a while since i opened a topic for something i am doing at home. Here is a build i will do in upcoming time and i want to share about it with you. This a from a good guy named Deni...

2014-09-03 10:08 by DiaLFonZo
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Things 2 do with a 3D Printer and a PICAXE 28X2 module ... Build and Animate a cartoon character; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWVs-meK8ow&feature=youtu.be BillyBot was originally des...

2014-09-03 10:01 by CBenson
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Hi there Robotshop forum! I'm trying to run the basic wasd code on the robot, to no avail. When the program didn't work, I followed your troubleshooting guide, and attempted to load the full forwar...

2014-09-03 09:56 by CBenson
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Hello, Just received my RB-Fir-128 remote actuator. connected it to a 12 volt battery and immediately the black and red leads smoked and melted. Suspect the unit is toast... have no idea what hap...

2014-09-03 09:54 by CBenson
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I have a new Roomba 570 that is afraid of falling into a black carpet. In other words its 'cliff sensors' indicate a cliff when on black carpets such as a door matt or Ikea style carpets with bold g...

2014-09-03 04:57 by junglegeorge
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Hi: I am trying to read the servo's single before, during, and after give a command. I have a phidget interface kit 8/8/8 with voltage sensor. I want to know how should I connect the phidget interfa...

2014-09-02 17:01 by jarcand
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Hi, I have a Neato xv 11 and it says the brush is stuck all the time. I have cleared everything to make sure nothing is blocking it. Should I get a new brush motor? If yes, is there anywhere in Edmont...

2014-09-02 16:22 by jarcand
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Bonjour, Je souhaiterais faire un dataloggeur pour mes ruches, et suivre leurs poids, les températures et leur humidité Il me faudrait pour cela la scp phidget . Or je ne suis pas programmeur. Y au...

2014-08-29 18:07 by jarcand
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Hello robot world, I am in the design phase of constructing and robotic remote controlled tank and I would like your advice! I'm not a physics major per say but I do know some kinematics equations and...

2014-08-29 10:56 by CBenson
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Hello. I'm new to the whole quad copter thing and decided to get a V-tail 500. I've been flying helis for years. The problem I'm having is that my props keep spinning off and not sure why. I know in m...

2014-08-29 10:47 by CBenson
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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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2014-08-29 10:07 by kurte
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Bonjour, j'ai mon neato xv25 qui depuis quelque mois ne répond plus à l'appui sur le bouton start ...J'ai sorti les batteries, appuyé 30 seconde sur start, puis remis les batteries, mais rien n'y c...

2014-08-29 02:49 by Gentcsar
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Hi, I have a hard time to read and edit .PAT file from the flowbotic softer. I created a pater and saved it. But when I open the .PAT file. I can't read anything. So I was want to know if there any p...

2014-08-28 17:56 by jarcand
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Hi Is SSC-32 Servo Controller MAC OS compatible ? Can I control Robot ARM using MAC Machine. Thanks Ram...

2014-08-28 17:41 by jarcand
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I have had my Scooba 385 for almost a year now. Recenly it has developed a problem. At times it would clean for about 10 minutes and the light over the start button would start flashing and it would s...

2014-08-28 16:05 by MThibault
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Hi! I bought this shield: http://www.dfrobot.com/wiki/index.php/GPS/GPRS/GSM_Module_V3.0_(SKU:TEL0051) And I follow the example to have the GPS with USB: Steps: 1 Turn the UART switch to GSM sid...

2014-08-28 08:26 by jarcand
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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. [...

2014-08-28 05:31 by RiverRatDC
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bonjour pour mon hexapod (homemade) j' utilise les code ecrit par Kurte :https://github.com/KurtE/Phoenix-Code/tree/master/BotBoarduino Quand j'allume l'hexapod les "Right Leg " et "...

2014-08-28 04:54 by dracub
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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...

2014-08-27 22:13 by Alanwang
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