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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0xMEoPd520 Today RobotShop released the official preview video for the new Quadrino Nano Flight Controller . The scene is that of a futuristic drone / UAV control...

2015-04-04 08:47 by Jeff77
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I'm working on turning my riding lawnmower into a remote control lawnmower. I have the transmitter and 6 channel receiver. I want to use the receiver and the 12V battery on the lawnmower to activate...

2015-05-30 15:33 by Talindred
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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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2015-05-30 10:09 by krkljan
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I'm looking to replace the cable that controls the X axis movement on a Rep 2, is this the correct cable? The connectors look different to the original one on the printer. And do I also need to rep...

2015-05-30 09:40 by DiaLFonZo
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hi, I could use some help. I am trying to make this robot dog walk.I bought this robot dog at a yard sale.I am fixing it up for a neighborhood child who can not be around animals, but wants a dog v...

2015-05-30 00:12 by littledreamdevil
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Sirs, could you recomend a part number to drive a servo motor from a PC (relay)? we don't want to use the transmiter. we want to activate the servomotor via a PC (relay on and off in both directions b...

2015-05-29 22:01 by elizvera
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Hello, I recently bought a Hagasonic Stargazer from here, and I am having trouble with the connection of it. I bought a Serial to USB cable, but it doesnt have a DB 9 input, it has those 6 pin inpu...

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2015-05-29 17:00 by Dexter
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I have four questions -What is the maximum accurate range of these sensors? -What kind of signal is the output? -Is there technical documentation on these sensors? -Where is it shipped from?...

2015-05-29 16:16 by bdaouas
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hi guys, im new to robotics and have some experience with programming language such as java but for some reason i can't quite grasp how arduino work. i usually modify code and do little simple progra...

2015-05-29 13:27 by scharette
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I am a new guy wanting to try out a robot in a small mfg facility to do real light work with small parts. I need some assistance in which robot would be best to start with. I am looking for a robot ...

2015-05-29 11:31 by CBenson
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I have the Phoenix IK code ported and working for .net C# 4.5. Currently working on a java port as well. I can make it available if anyone is interested. I am using it with a custom hexapod controll...

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2015-05-29 10:41 by larryhex
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Hello everyone, I'm very new to the world of motors and servos and custom electronics. New in that I've never done it before sort of way. But I have an engineer mind and committed myself to figuring ...

2015-05-29 10:19 by DiaLFonZo
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I am a student of Mechatronics Engineering. I’m in 3rd year now.This year i have to make a line following robot without ardino. Only we can use Pic microcontrollers. Can you help me for the task…...

2015-05-29 09:42 by scharette
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Can you tell me what is the meaning of Analog interface circuit and why we apply this between transducer and ADC?...

2015-05-29 09:32 by bdaouas
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So for the SQ3 i was able to make it move via bidirectional serial communication , but not with the SoftwareSerial library in the arduino. Here a link to the images (i didn't put it here because i...

2015-05-29 09:32 by CBenson
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Hello, I have purchased the basic DFRobotRover v2 kit and then purchased the DFRover Bluetooth V3 module ( http://www.dfrobot.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=360 ). (I am not usi...

2015-05-29 09:27 by CBenson
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I purchased this product a month ago and I still can't get it to work. I desoldered the entire board using a vacuum pump desoldering station and then resoldered all the contacts again making sure that...

2015-05-29 09:19 by bdaouas
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Hello I need some advice from you for my little robot project. I want to build a 4WD rover for my appartement and thus it should run as silent as possible. In best case it is not louder than a whispe...

2015-05-28 12:01 by arinol
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My Rover is going to be used on stage in a community theatre. My plan is to preprogram its route, and let a stage hand tweak the path using a Bluetooth handheld of some type, where the wasd keys or ...

2015-05-28 11:03 by CBenson
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Hi, I'm trying to read back command status use the USB interface with rpi and python. The command executes. However, the query blocks when trying to read the result. The query succeeds when executed ...

2015-05-28 09:55 by scharette
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Hello! I just purchased Neato vacuum cleaner robot. It does cleaning, but it does not visit all the rooms in my flat. All the floors are wood floor. Neato starts in the dining room, cleans it pretty w...

2015-05-28 09:55 by MThibault
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Hello, I would like to know the reduction ratio of the gear box, because i don't understand 26 103/121:1 thank you best regards Controlab...

2015-05-28 09:18 by CBenson
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Hi, So i am making a Store display that involves a figure stringing beads what i was thinking to make it more sturdy was that i would put the hand of the figure on a track and have constant rotation...

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2015-05-27 19:43 by Vincenzacare
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We purchased the Neato XV 21 about a year ago and began to have issues with it about 2 months ago. The unit would not turn on after it returned to its base to charge and would sometimes die on the way...

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2015-05-27 16:14 by jspahn
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As my username states I am VERY new to all of this and I am trying to put together a quadcopter for GoPro video purposes (brushless gimbal). This flight controller is actually the first part that I ha...

2015-05-27 15:03 by UAV Noob
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I would like to use the pixy camera for correct label printing detection. It would have to detect gap distance of black print from white edg eat bottom and distance from sides. I will have to check ...

2015-05-27 13:09 by scharette
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All of the other motors start spinning at 1200 but the left back. I have to go all the way up to 1500 for it to start and if i have full throttle up for a bit the motor goes back under 1500 and stops....

2015-05-27 09:21 by DiaLFonZo
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Hello all, I'm a novice who has decided to enter into the drone community. So I've ordered the vtail-500 , which came with 4 ESCs (T18A), however, I have come upon a pretty annoying problem. The red a...

2015-05-26 21:21 by DiaLFonZo
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Hey all, so i am VERY green at this robotics thing, i have been involved with RC cars for years, but never scratch builds like this... anyway I'd like to build a 6x6 similar to the wild thumper, 6 mot...

2015-05-26 16:13 by CBenson
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Hello, My background is software development. Currently I'm working on a project which involve AL5B Arm. I googled but couldn't find any example or tutorial for developing any Java or dot Net based s...

2015-05-26 09:30 by CBenson
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Hi everyone, I'm a new B in here and I have to say I know nothing about robotics, but I would love to learn cuz I really need to :D I would very much appreciate it if you guys could help me pick up a...

2015-05-25 12:24 by sitruna
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Hello, I want to do a project where I control a robot arm through a programmable logic controller (PLC) through ordinary dry contacts. Basically, I want to know if there is a robotic arm that can perf...

2015-05-25 11:33 by scharette
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I recently ordered the DFRobotShop Rover Mobile Robot Shield to simplify a simple Arduino-based robot build. The shield itself works well for driving motors and accepting commands via Serial.read() ...

2015-05-25 11:31 by scharette
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Hi, I have a question about CO2 Sensor Can i used this CO2 sensor(RB-Dfr-485) in a Egg Incubator to monitor CO2 Level (the incubator temperature is 37.5 and Humidity is 65-80%) Please Advice Regard...

2015-05-25 11:17 by bdaouas
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We're considering trying to put together our first robot using a Wild Thumper 6wd chassis; that should allow us to use it indoors and out. The 75:1 option looks best since we would rather have power ...

2015-05-25 10:18 by bdaouas
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hi Can anyone point me in the right direction for the replacement parts for drive belts on a Makerbot 2. I've reached the point where they need replacing (in particular the x axis one) Cheers Matt...

2015-05-25 09:22 by CBenson
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I am a bit new to automation, but have done a bit of electronics in the past and have a pretty good knowledge of how they work. I am trying to automate the tailgate for my pickup truck, and have deci...

2015-05-25 09:09 by CBenson
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My hovis eco plus robot just stopped working for no apparent reason. i think it needs a new controller. anyone can provide a link to buy a new one? Thanks,...

2015-05-25 09:04 by CBenson
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I'm attempting to build a hand crank generator to charge my iphone and am wondering about the type of motor i would need. Based off what i'm reading on how to charge my iphone, i would need ~5V, 1am...

2015-05-23 17:46 by aznhifi
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when im try to update firmware, i was get the message " please power cycle the board and try again "" how it solve? regards...

2015-05-22 21:56 by KM6VV
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I have a Roomba 400 Series that I am having a bit of problems with. It has a series of issues and I am going to see if I can repair them myself so I'm looking for anyone who could help me with parts ...

2015-05-22 16:09 by MThibault
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[highlight=#ffffff]Hi, [/highlight] [highlight=#ffffff]I would like to know if the [/highlight] Lynxmotion Quadrino Nano Flight Controller (with GPS) [highlight=#ffffff] works wi...

2015-05-22 15:46 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi All, There's an odd issue with my roomba. A few days ago, my roomba had an issue trying to mount itself on the charger. Normally I just set it on the platform myself, but this time it was about im...

2015-05-22 14:59 by jgreen82
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I've got a couple of Makerbot replicator 2's 4th generation. Yesterday one of them started going crazy in the x-axis. I tracked the issue down to a break in the cabling, then discovered this is a regu...

2015-05-22 10:31 by EdToo
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:cry: Hi I just finished building hovis Eco it was working fine and walking around until now. Every time i try to enter the program on the robot it doesn't work please help thanks...

2015-05-21 15:07 by jayjay2563
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Hello! I am building a mobile robot which consist in 4 DC motors with stall current of 5 Amps. I was thinking in using the MC33926 Motor Driver Shield for Arduino but I am not sure If I can stack 2 sh...

2015-05-21 12:47 by bdaouas
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Just got SSC-32U and was under the impression that I could power the board and my 6 servos with one 6 volt battery if I connected to VS 1 terminal. It doesn't power anything. If I supply another 6 v...

2015-05-21 08:45 by CBenson
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Hi, I'm considering purchasing this kit, as it seems like it has great potiental even if it is a bit pricey. i like the idea of 10 actual builds avail to get a good idea on how to put different parts...

2015-05-21 00:09 by dcbarry
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I'm looking to "Mod" my driveway surface cleaner and am looking for some input/thoughts/suggestions/problems. Here is a picture of it: https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/crIja22NTtCE...

2015-05-20 10:54 by CBenson
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Hello all! I have a DFRobotShop Rover Shield (which came with the "Mini DFRobotShop Rover Kit"). I have already (and succesfully!) used the rover with an IR remote control. It's specified...

2015-05-20 08:38 by kadersin
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Can you point me to a schematic for wiring a RB-Ins-20 arm (Torxis servos) to a Lynxmotion SSC-32U? The Lynxmotion guide keeps referencing 3-wire servos, while the Torxis is a 4. Although the naming...

2015-05-20 08:30 by CBenson
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