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Hi All, I am new to RC and robotics and I am needing some guidance in a project I am currently undertaking, I am supercharging a small 4 stroke engine using a 3-phase BLDC motor with the following s...

2018-04-10 11:17 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi! I have Lynxmotion SSC-32U servo controller board with Xbee module and USB bluetooth adapter (https://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-Bluetooth4-0-Adapter-Wireless-Dongle-CSR-for-PC-Laptop-Windows-10-8-7-AC82...

2018-04-02 11:11 by scharette
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Newbie to robotics, here. I'm trying to remotely control an 18V/1.3A brushless DC motor. I believe the following controller will work for me: https://www.robotshop.com/en/tiny-v2-esc.html I only...

2018-04-02 09:52 by DiaLFonZo
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unsigned long currentMillis=millis(); if(currentMillis-previousMillis1>interval_A){ // This makes both motors previousMillis1=currentMillis; // run forward for 6 seconds if(motorA_state_pin_1...

2018-02-11 13:21 by chickenhawk
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I am thinking about starting a robotic arm project using obsolete parts from axcontrol.com, but have limited experience with Arduino. Does anyone have any site recommendations for good arduino tutoria...

2018-01-31 13:53 by bdaouas
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Hi; I am looking for some solutions to remotely control motors hooked up to a Sabertooth 2 x 32Amp which is hooked up to a Rapsberry Pi and controlled via serial over USB. I think Bluetooth is the ...

2017-11-27 17:24 by bdaouas
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I'm interested in building this rover and I like the idea of using the PS2 controller. I noticed that there is a similar LynxMotion controller to what was used here at the RobotShop. The rover in ...

2017-10-02 15:08 by jmwright
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Hi all, I'm planning on building myself a Scout to play with. :) Obviously, I'll be using an SSC-32U USB Servo Controller, with a view to eventually using an Arduino Mega 2560 for autonomous control...

2017-09-28 08:03 by scharette
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Hi We are working on a full scale electric vehicle project that requires remote control. Radio control is not my area of expertise, I would love some guidance on good quality equipment to use. (I p...

2017-06-05 12:51 by jaydee
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I have a play tank with the sabertooth dual 60a which has differential drive, zeroturn when moving left right axis and all turn ratio when going forward reverse with left and right combination. im cur...

2017-04-24 08:45 by DiaLFonZo
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I love my trackball. There's not another model like it. I don't want to change, but I want wireless. So... Can I turn it into a wireless device? I looked at all the wireless gear for robots and...

2017-03-27 06:27 by Conny
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Hello Everyone, I'm new to the forums here and I hope I'm posting this question in the right spot. I'm using Beaglebone Black (wireless version) and I'm in the middle of designing a biped. I want to ...

2017-02-27 14:56 by bdaouas
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Hi all, I have a little livestreaming company, and we make some nice event videos. Right now we run the company with 2 guys, and we are often booked to broadcast 2 stages of the same festival. We u...

2017-02-08 19:42 by multicamzilla
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Hello all I seached in the internet and I found 2 different answers. There are many guys who report that when they reduce the speed of their motors with PWM contoller, torque is reduced as well. Some...

2017-02-07 08:37 by scharette
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Hi everyone, I'm working on a project and i need your help cause i can't find the solution. I have an RC car, and I drive it with a single joystick (direction and speed). When the car moves away fr...

2016-12-20 04:55 by alexpaul
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Hello viewers, I need a board that can process multiple programs at a time. The programs will be things such as motor control, sensor reading, and taking videos with a camera. It will also need to be ...

2016-12-20 04:53 by alexpaul
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Hi. We are working on a redesign/rebuild for our full body spinner combat bit. As a spinner, it can be difficult to know which direction is forward at any given point (due to torque shifting the chass...

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2016-11-12 22:05 by MoebiusGuitar
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Hi Guys, I work with underwater equipment and am looking for an RS232 4- or 8-channel motor controller, preferably forward/reverse and some degree of speed control. Motors can be 6v or 12v with pe...

2016-09-23 07:14 by CBenson
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Hi, so I've been wanting to build a robot for a long time (since i was 5) and FINALLY am getting around to it. I've done some google searching for my RC controller idea but cannot find what I'm lookin...

2016-07-14 23:25 by agrogers15
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Hello good people of the forum, I need to control a servo remotely from at least 50 meters for a project I am doing. It basically is a servo that should be able to move in both directions slightly to...

2016-07-04 07:49 by CBenson
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Hi, I have a setup with: SyRen 50A Regenerative Motor Driver: http://www.robotshop.com/en/syren-motor-driver.html AmpFlow A28-150 Motor: http://www.ampflow.com/three_inch_high_performance_mot...

2016-06-02 07:53 by slatour
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Hi everyone - I have what I hope is a fairly basic question - I want to measure the rotational position of a shaft. Ordinarily, that's simple enough ---- if the shaft does not go around more than on...

2016-03-11 09:31 by slatour
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I have a project I worked on with my daughter where we used a Raspberry Pi 2b connected to a breadboard and a pH controller and pH sensor. Now we would like to change it so we don't need to use the se...

2016-03-08 13:20 by scharette
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Parts: 2,5 G surface radio. gutted analog servo (for parts). Small automotive wiper motor. RB-SEE-103 H bridge amp. on 12Vs. I'm having trouble with driving the wiper motor. The direction LEDs are ...

2016-01-28 13:53 by Wilber3139
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im starting to build a robot and i want it to be controlled mainly by voice.. i want it to talk back to me just like iphone, windows. i have read about a few mods that may work but have caps on how ma...

2016-01-11 09:21 by CBenson
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Hi I'm trying to make a 6 axis arm, high lift power by using brushless motors with their ESC and a feedback system on the output shaft after the gearbox, controlled through joysticksFor each axis the...

2015-10-26 10:08 by DiaLFonZo
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I am looking for some direction towards components / systems that will be used as follows. In an outdoor situation, to have a number of small, waterproof devices that will detect a single input ( on/...

2015-10-19 13:50 by scharette
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I'm trying to design a bot that will use a motor or linear actuator to move an arm in one direction, apply a set amount of pressure, and then retract. Can anyone help me come up with a way to do this?...

2015-10-13 13:15 by bdaouas
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I'm new at this, so I'm looking for help. I have a project I'm working on that requires 6 small doors to open and close automatically. It's a stack of six boxes, each with a small door on the front, a...

2015-09-08 12:10 by bdaouas
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Hi, I recently bought a 2-wheel robot chassis off of Amazon ( This one ), which came with encoder disks to place on the motors, but no actual encoders to use with the disks. The encoder disks are one...

2015-08-13 10:00 by CBenson
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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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For the last few years we have been developing the http://www.worthingtonsharpe.com 3D computer input device and one of the applications we are keen to explore is robotics control. Yo...

2014-11-12 12:09 by samworthington
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I need to follow a center road to its end, then turn either left or right depending on which path is longer. I am not able to find a process to compare the values I get after I use the ultrasonic sens...

2014-10-21 10:01 by jarcand
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I just bought my son a power wheel jeep wrangler and I would like to make it remote control forward and reverse and the steering...

2014-09-26 14:11 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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hi there I am planning to make a project like small boat that can go inside the water tunnel ... this tunnel is more than 2 Km length and it not in straight line .... I mean there are many turns withi...

2014-07-09 13:49 by Zakariya AL-MazrooEe
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I have a bluetooth rover v2. I also have a seeedstudio bluetooth shield which i am using in master mode. The two modules connect fine but the button is getting ignored. I am using the serial port to t...

2014-06-24 09:10 by CBenson
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Hello. I'm wondering possible or not integrate some of your model tof camera into the car? How many cameras can work simultaneously? Which way it's can be controll without cross correlation?...

2014-06-09 11:10 by jarcand
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Hey Everyone, I'm working on sending and receiving texts on SIM300 interfacing it with an arduino uno.The sending bit and the subsequent display on an LCD screen has been performed sucessfully.Howeve...

2014-05-03 09:00 by shreyas
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I'm operating my crawlers in tunnels using the old IFI Robotics controller system by hooking a 200foot DB 9 cable to the tether ports this works great but running out of parts does anyone know of a co...

2014-04-16 16:12 by CBenson
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Hello Coleman, I am a researcher at Rutgers. I have been conducting landfill archaeology research for many decades. I would like to show my classes (via the web) what goes on at one of my landfill ...

2014-03-06 17:04 by CBenson
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I've spent a few days on the arduino forums and tried everything they recommend to fix my issue and all though is seems that some people with the same issue i have have been successful i have not. so...

2014-03-04 16:13 by jarcand
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link to product page: https://www.robotshop.com/en/seeedstudio-315mhz-transmitter-receiver-pair-encoder-decoder.html i have a few questions about this product that i've tried to ...

2014-02-28 11:40 by jarcand
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Very disappointed :(, purchased an AdaFruit Bluefruit EZ-KEY Bluetooth V1.2 breakout module (Product Code : RB-Ada-9) a few days ago. Followed all the Adafruit site instruction but the EZ-KEY will not...

2014-02-23 12:31 by robofrog
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Hello everyone First time posting here. I am in the process of making a RC excavator. The design and mechanical aspects I have got under control, but the control and electronics is a area I am no...

2014-02-14 14:05 by CBenson
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I was searching for a shield to connect my Android to the Arduino uno but I don’t know if I can connect with wifi-direct. I don’t want to use Bluetooth or router. Do the shields in the store allow...

2014-02-08 05:38 by Mavros619
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Is anyone familiar with the Dagu Bluetooth Module that is mentioned in the T'Rex Motor Controller's User Guide? Is it based on a specific chipset? Any idea if the DFRobot module is the same chipse...

2014-02-06 13:41 by deveauzt
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Hello, Recently got involved in a quad-rotor project. Current status - The quad-rotor is controlled through Ardupilot APM 2. Currently it detects obstacles with the help of a sonar and works oka...

2014-02-04 12:57 by DiaLFonZo
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My Smart VR project is working great thanks in part to this forum. I have one more issue I must address and that involves the need for two separate Asynchronous Serial Outputs. I currently have the...

2014-01-29 01:09 by rmeyer
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Hi, I am buying two-three 4WD Arduino Compatible Mecanum Robot Kits. I want to connect them to my computer via WiFi and to be able to address and control each time a diffrent robot (TCP over IP?...

2014-01-28 08:27 by xainnasir
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