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Hello everyone, What frame and parts would I need to construct a large sized drone that could fly for over an hour at going around 50MPH and capable of withstanding 40MPH winds. Thank you :)...

2015-08-04 18:07 by Nmarques
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We have hooked the Hagisonic StarGazer up to the computer using a Serial cable to USB. We have also downloaded the software from the CD and can pull up the interface screen. However, the StarGazer doe...

2015-08-04 16:42 by Dexter
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I have triple checked everything and I am dumbfounded. I made sure my Tx was set to PCM on the transmitter itself as well as in the FCT flash. My Rx is lit up from the usb power source (through the na...

2015-08-04 16:42 by UAV Noob
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Hi Folks, Recently, I purchased Mecanum Wheel 4 Pack (w/ Metal Hubs) Product Code : RB-Ftr-40. I need to know the specification (gauge, length, thread pitch) for the set-screws that fix the wheel to ...

2015-08-04 15:14 by CBenson
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To anyone who is considering purchasing this flight controller I would like to simply say that their customer support has been amazing. As my username states I am new to this hobby. Every question I h...

2015-08-04 08:57 by CBenson
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Looking for some help finding the correct motor for my project. I'm not building a robot. I'm building an electric spinning wheel. I am looking to build something similar to a hansen mini spinner (you...

2015-08-04 08:51 by CBenson
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Hello, I am wondering what the best SMI and motor driver board I would need to run a wiper motor and playback through VSA. I am somewhat familiar with servo motor operation using VSA, but have never ...

2015-08-03 15:52 by scharette
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The description of the dongle as captioned gives compatibility as "This unit works with all XBee modules including the Series 1 and Series 2.5, standard and Pro version." ... it does not men...

2015-08-03 13:59 by lalbury
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Hey guys, So I just purchased a arduino rover xbee kit and put it together, its pretty sweet looking, however when I plug it in it doesnt show up in the ports for my arduino IDE (I am on a mac so dr...

2015-08-03 13:22 by mrb
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Hi. I have never made anything like this before, so I maybe running before I can walk, but here is what I want to do. I have a soft puppet around 40cm high and very light. I want the puppet to have ...

2015-08-03 13:13 by CBenson
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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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2015-08-03 10:24 by CBenson
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im 12 and have pretty good eyesight. I'm getting these cheap fpv goggles called the quanum fpv goggles (Google it) it has a screen in the front And a magnifier to help you see it. Will this harm my ey...

2015-08-03 08:13 by CBenson
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Struggling here.. I have a Phoenix Hexapod with a SSC-32U control board linked to a Arduino Meg 2560 running Phoenix code (downloaded from LynxMotion) I have a SSC-32U set to 115200 baud and I assu...

2015-07-31 22:25 by sschering
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System Setup: Vtail 400 Quadrino Nano Hitec Flash 7 Transmitter Optima 7 Receiver What I have done so far: I have gone through the binding process for the Flash 7 and Optima 7, and I am able to contr...

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2015-07-30 18:39 by Greger
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Bonjour, J'ai acheté des batteries neuves en mai 2015 - numéro de la commande #344301- pour un aspirateur Neato XV . Elles ne fonctionnent déjà plus. Je suis extrêmement déçue. Y a-t-il une sol...

2015-07-30 16:18 by MThibault
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Model 561 charges fine (well, it looks like it is charging fine), but when I try to use it, it stops immediately and tells me to charge it -...

2015-07-30 15:38 by MThibault
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Hello. My name is Will Huff. I've worked in the motion picture industry as a make up effects artist for 23 years. My passion for robots led me to designed and build a uniquely different platform for r...

2015-07-30 13:16 by Fxrtst
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I work for a local school district and need to gain access to the FlowArm software in order to install it in one of our labs. The district has already purchased the software but I don't have access to...

2015-07-30 10:19 by scharette
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Really simple question: what size shaft are the vex shaft collars good for? I have a motor with a 5mm shaft and i need shaft collars and these look promising....

2015-07-30 08:19 by CBenson
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Hi community, I recently purchased a SSC-32U (firmware v2.50) from Robotshop, but I cant seem to get my ssc-32u to receive commands from my Arduino Uno. Arduino pin 1 (TX) connected to SSC-32U RX pin...

2015-07-30 08:15 by CBenson
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I've connected a Firgelli L12P actuator to a Firgelli LAC (via X2) and powered it through an external power source (via X6). I've connected a GPIO pin from a Raspberry Pi 2 B to the RC port (via X6) o...

2015-07-30 08:12 by CBenson
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Robot Shop team, I am purchasing product RB-Esm-11 and am unsure of which gears to purchase. How do I know what fits with this? Which size gears do I need? I am new to the robotics world and am tryi...

2015-07-29 17:24 by Kaitlyn
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Hello guys! I have a problem with using my screen with the TFT library: I do not find the model parameter, i searched in the informations of the library but i didn't found. I'm pretty sure that it is ...

2015-07-29 16:22 by bdaouas
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bonjour, étant novice en robotique je voudrais juste contrôlé un vérin électrique avec un interrupteur simple car je voudrais contrôlé l'ouverture et la fermeture du volet avec celui ci .je se...

2015-07-29 16:15 by bdaouas
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Hello, It is impossible to tell from the assembly video how to properly connect the two leads of each motor to corresponding terminal block on opposite side of the arduino pcb. While ground and power...

2015-07-29 14:15 by CBenson
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Hello wanted to ask some information about specific products . 1.I need to know what is the thrust ( force ) of this product : RB -May- 48; and the thickness of the power cord and I need to compare o...

2015-07-29 09:51 by CBenson
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I am constructing a RC robot and I want to connect the Lynxmotion AL5B 4 Degrees of Freedom Robotic Arm (Hardware Only) withLynxmotion Wrist Rotate Upgrade (Heavy Duty)to the DFRobotShop Rover V2 - Ar...

2015-07-28 16:08 by CBenson
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Hi! I've bought a Rover V2 from you a couple of weeks ago. I have had major difficulties connecting the metal "pinches" to the wires (connecting to the motors) - but I think i managed. Prob...

2015-07-28 16:05 by CBenson
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Hi all, I am a newbie to robotics but experienced as a web applications software engineer. I am speccing out a first hobby project to attempt some very basic cooking tasks with robotic arms. I'm curr...

2015-07-28 11:25 by CBenson
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Hi all, I am a newbie to robotics but experienced as a web applications software engineer. I am speccing out a first hobby project to attempt some very basic cooking tasks with robotic arms. Given my...

2015-07-28 11:23 by CBenson
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hi 1. We are a Norwegian based company doing some R&D for a new design/ product, but we need help in getting three drawers open with a button and close with the same button. ( touch less if possi...

2015-07-28 08:24 by CBenson
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Hello I would like to start slowly building a submersible, but I need the basic components starting with motors. Can you help me by showing me which motors I can use in the ocean? Thank you...

2015-07-28 08:20 by CBenson
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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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2015-07-27 23:21 by ykc
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i purchased mint a few moths ago in Amazon, and had it sent to Israel where i live (after using it two times (!) it does not work well and the wheel seems stuck (it turns and turns in one spot i can...

2015-07-27 18:33 by Braava2015
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Hello, I am trying to get the correct electronics (Receiver, Remote Transmitter & Battery) for a project that I am trying to personally built myself as a hobby. I have no electronics background ...

2015-07-27 17:50 by egeden
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My first run of my fully assembled custom built Scorpion Hexapod the "Fatshark Hex-Plorer" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q--Mmxlhx58&feature=youtu.be Features.. 3 DoF legs 3 DoF Ta...

2015-07-27 16:08 by CBenson
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Hello My litter robot does not rotate anymore. The lights flash and change but the actual cylinder does not rotate. I had this issue once before (Ticket # LAR-218-47832), and sent the litter robot in...

2015-07-27 14:54 by MThibault
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My home base only reads 4.4dc , is that the correct voltage or should it read 22.5 like the wall charger? I was given the roomba and they said all it needed a battery so bought one and I'm charging i...

2015-07-27 14:52 by MThibault
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I'm looking to buy a lynxmotion hexapod with a carrying capacity of 3kg. Which model hexapod would be most suitable?...

2015-07-27 08:38 by CBenson
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I watched a few videos on Lynxmotion Hexapods that use a playstation2 type controller and have decided to build a hexapod myself. I've desinged and had printed a hexapod chassis kit to fit 9g ssrvos a...

2015-07-27 07:48 by CBenson
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I dinged the landing gear up pretty good on my Vtail 500. I see the crash kit for the 400, but not the 500. Are they compatible? I'm so tempted to afroengineer something a little bit taller. I wou...

2015-07-24 23:05 by ocdtrekkie
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So, perhaps my only problem with the VTail design as current, is that no matter how much I tighten the battery straps, the battery inevitably slides forward or back during flight and/or landing. It's ...

2015-07-24 22:20 by DiaLFonZo
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Hello all, I'm about to mounting a gearmotor (RB-Sct-687, 12V, 81RPM, 57oz-in) on Actobotics Camera Channel Slider Kit (RB-Sct-530). Q1: I like to know the relationship among PWM control, moving di...

2015-07-24 15:57 by CBenson
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Hi, I am using command lines of RIOS to start my project with the window's "cmd" . The problem is that when I put on the robot and perform the line'play " project " play' the robo...

2015-07-24 11:45 by CBenson
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Hi I just recently got a robophilo and I have a new macbook and there is no disc slot. I was wondering if I could download the robophilo software online....

2015-07-24 11:15 by CBenson
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We have a problem with our litter robot again. We had the based changed in 2013 and it's been working fine. However, after the last cleaning we did, the yellow light stays on and after two minutes t...

2015-07-24 11:07 by MThibault
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I have built myself a custom Hexapod using the BotBoardDuino and SSC32 as a control system for Digital servo's. The robot is functioning as expected, And for reference i'm using the Arduino Sketch fr...

2015-07-24 03:45 by Max Powerz
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Can your motor : Mabuchi EM-400 Brushed DC Motor 7.2V 19200 RPM 3.26 oz-in Product Code : RB-Gws-16 be substituted for for a Multiplex Permax speed 400 6 volts brushed motor..................Thank...

2015-07-23 17:29 by CBenson
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I'm trying to justify purchasing rechargeable batteries and chargers for my class set of Edison Programmable robots. What life can I expect from a 4 pack of NON reusable NiMH in these robots assumin...

2015-07-23 16:15 by CBenson
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Hi, I'm a technology instructor at a new Applied Tech HS setting up a long term rover project and working out the kinks over the summer. I will ultimately be using the Dagu wild thumper and a sabreto...

2015-07-23 15:58 by stevecohen
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