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Hello All, I recently bought two Cytron 13A, 5-30v single DC motor controllers for my robot project, however I've been having difficulty with them right off the back. I hooked up a 3s LiPo batter...

2018-06-19 14:11 by Spyglass
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I bought the HQuad500 and Quadrino Nano kit along with a DX6e 6 radio. I am in the process of assembling the drone. i am confused as to how to wire among the various components. Can you suggest any...

2018-06-19 13:41 by brucewilliams
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Dear Technician, I bought the Litter-Robot III Open Air on April 17, 2018. It works great at the beginning and my cat loves it. But recently, it stared to keep spinning in one direction, I searched ...

2018-06-19 13:06 by zcyjycy
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I guess I am a complete numpty, but as well as not being able to install the Quadrino Nano FCT software on 5 different PCs due presumably to either a Windows or anti-virus issue, I am struggling to fi...

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2018-06-19 11:21 by SMcC1996
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Looking to find out what Lipo batteries/connectors can be used with the mini-lego drone kits that I purchased from Robotshop? Thanks, Charles Rhoton...

2018-06-19 05:29 by dominok
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Hello, I am trying to connect a Raspberry Pi Zero W with a Roomba Serie 700 through the Serial Interface. I use the supplied power in the mini-DIN without problems. But now I have added a small camer...

2018-06-19 04:18 by dmp1985
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Hello al, I Have a question thats probably been asked before. But to search this forum will take me for ages... I want to start on a project, rebuilding an electric wheelchair to a mule, garden hel...

2018-06-18 23:19 by JBH_Mobility
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Hi All; Brand new here - first time on the forum. I built a auto-helm for my boat which works great. Took some time to 'get it right' but was fun and very useful. It uses a GPS to identify compass ...

2018-06-18 19:26 by brodie123
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Hello, I recently purchased this encoder and I've been having some problems with it. Could anyone send me some more information about the numbers of phases (outputs) in this model, why the sticker sa...

2018-06-18 12:56 by bdaouas
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My Issue is similar to the one reported here: https://www.robotshop.com/forum/rplidar-stopped-working-t15272 I have purchased 5 RPLidar A1 units from Robotshop and have deployed them on 5 different r...

2018-06-18 12:39 by scharette
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Hi. Will the DF05BB Pan & Tilt system, be ok with a 1.4 Kilogram PV Panel? Regards Ray...

2018-06-18 12:37 by bdaouas
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I misplaced my 110 volt charging chord for my Grillbot Grill Cleaning Robot SN GBU10120165400480247...

2018-06-15 21:39 by bchristenson
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Hi all, I'm hoping to use this motor driver https://www.robotshop.com/en/cytron-10a-5-30v-dual-channel-dc-motor-driver.html for a project using the Iron Man 2 Chassis. I will be controlling it using ...

2018-06-15 15:52 by scharette
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Buongiorno Desidero acquistare T200 Thruster per uso in mare (superficie). Applico T200 sotto un box rigido, galleggiante, che conterrà la batteria e tutti gli accessori che saranno necessari. Ne...

2018-06-15 15:10 by bdaouas
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Hi, I am attempting to adapt a stovetop coffee roaster with with the ability to log and track my heating curves and rate of rise more accurately. I have been using a Type K thermocouple probe which ...

2018-06-15 14:27 by bdaouas
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at first glance these seem identical and for $10 more you get wheel encoders. Cool. I’ll do it. But close examination it seems the pirate has better or different motors. Can someone clear up the dif...

2018-06-15 08:53 by CBenson
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Hi Forum, I need to move a device across 2 dimensions (up/down and forward/backward) so I thought using 2 linear actuators for this by connecting one actuator perpendicular to the end of the other o...

2018-06-14 13:18 by scharette
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Greetings. About a week ago out two year old Botvac Connected was taking the daily tour of the house when she came across some string that our cat had played with and it got thoroughly twined into the...

2018-06-14 11:30 by MThibault
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At the back of the robot there is a black detail with a spring in it that is supposed to hold the divider inside the sphere in place when the sphere is rotating. However for whatever reason it doesn'...

2018-06-14 11:24 by MThibault
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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...

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2018-06-13 16:11 by Roadworkerii
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hey I was wondering if there is a button accessory of any sort that a user can click that will run the sequence software of a lynx motion al5d robotic arm? Also, without a laptop having to be connecte...

2018-06-13 13:25 by scharette
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Hello, someone I know bought the Neato XV-21 Robot Vacuum Cleaner a few years ago. They have a dog and they told me that this robot is wroking really well for dog's hair. I have 2 dogs and i would...

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2018-06-13 12:02 by cowolter
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Hi,I bought recently a BLEduino card. I plug it to my laptop and I can't find it as a bluetooth device on my bluetooth parameter of my smartphone and my laptop. I tried to use the PlainProtocol.h head...

2018-06-13 08:49 by bdaouas
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I have an aircraft fuel pump motor that pulls 22 Amps max at 24 volt DC. I have a golf cart direction control (mechanical) that will change the 4 wires for the motor input. But I would like to use an ...

2018-06-12 13:55 by bdaouas
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Hi, I would like to build a platform for a toolbox so that it follows me as I walk instead of carrying the toolbox by hand. It should be able to handle a 50-75 lbs payload. It will be on flat terrai...

2018-06-12 11:39 by scharette
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I'm looking to build a pair of wings that have the same degree's of freedom that a bird has. Just about every animatronic wing build I've seen on the internet so far seem to be limited to the same deg...

2018-06-12 10:37 by DiaLFonZo
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I would like to buy servo motor and connect it to gear pulley to produce linear movement, component that can control the speed of motor and Arduino board to control them. Could you please suggest what...

2018-06-11 13:26 by DiaLFonZo
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I'm not sure about the parts needed on step 15 in AL5A Arm Assembly Instructions Rev. 2.1. More importantly, only one HS-422 was sent with my kit and it has been used in the base. I am out of ser...

2018-06-11 12:47 by DiaLFonZo
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We have a Litter Robot Open Air III. We’ve had it for just over 2 years, and do not have an extended warranty. Below are the issues we’ve been having. ⋅  [color=#000000]As o...

2018-06-11 12:35 by MThibault
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Hi All, A family member purchased a Alpha 1P secondhand and unfortunately it does not display the unit when searching via Bluetooth in the Ubtech android application. It displays "Dual-SPP"...

2018-06-11 11:46 by bdaouas
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Hello all, I'm new to the forum, so if I'm ignoring some important conventions or posing in the wrong category, sorry for that. Our faculty just recently bought two 3WD Omniwheel Mobile Robots . ...

2018-06-11 11:20 by bdaouas
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Hi there, I have a robotic arm edge with PC controller kit. Recently I tried to connect, after a long time, but the PC failed to detect USB controller. Drivers were successfully installed, and the ba...

2018-06-11 10:27 by bdaouas
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Hello , i want to order some things for your store...one of them is the RB-Cyt-169 (Cytron SmartDriveDuo Smart Dual Channel 60A Motor Driver) I want to use it on a ride-on toy for my kid...the ride-...

2018-06-11 10:20 by bdaouas
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I have set up two weighbridges using two Wheatstone bridge connections connected to an Arduino Uno as shown here: https://www.robotshop.com/blog/en/arduino-load-cell-lcd-17078 . In my case I have 2 s...

2018-06-11 09:35 by scharette
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I have a shifter mechanism that I need to control and command to different angular positions. The motor operating voltage is 12v and the Max load current is 20Amps. The motor is connected to a gear ...

2018-06-11 08:56 by pslawski
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I just installed my replacement battery for my Neato Botvac D80 after the original battery died and now my Neato Botvac is acting erratically and is unable to clean my floors anymore. Before it would...

2018-06-11 08:08 by kaiyum87
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Hello, I have my Apod hexapod working with the Phoenix 3Dof walking code from the Lynxmotion github. It walks great moving forward, backwards, and side to side however when the robot tries to turn th...

2018-06-08 23:59 by BacoN8ter
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I connected the Arduino Expansion Shield for Raspberry Pi B+/2/3 to a Windows 10 PCB the USB was not recognized . I then connected it to a Raspberry PI 3 and it was recognized. Reconnecting to the...

2018-06-08 10:20 by scharette
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Hello, I am hoping someone can answer this pretty easily, again am hoping. I am looking for the best sensors to use for obstacle avoidance, weight is an issue the lighter the better but cost is not ...

2018-06-07 17:11 by henrik04
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I'm wondering what the input voltage range for the ADC port is in the pixhawk 2.1. I've looked at the documentation and can't find it anywhere. Thanks in advance....

2018-06-07 16:57 by henrik04
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[FONT=Arial]Are you looking to buy or replace a robot vacuum cleaner? Perhaps you are wondering what to look for when shopping for a robot vacuum? Is setting up your [/FONT][FONT=Arial] [FONT=Arial] ...

2018-06-07 14:04 by MThibault
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I just bought my second Litter Robot II about a month ago. The first one works great, but I'm having trouble with this one. For a while now, the blue light has been flashing continuously and the robot...

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2018-06-07 12:37 by MThibault
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*** Related to this topic *** Hello I also wanted to add comment about the V3 accuracy at short range. I am using the different Lidar Lite devices for about 3 years. and I got new devices a mon...

2018-06-07 11:19 by scharette
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Below is a diagram showing the part in question, it appears to be a gear motor with a lead screw/spindle attached to it with a plastic end piece which can connect to shafting or tubing. I'm only guess...

2018-06-07 10:31 by DiaLFonZo
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I'm building an electric spinning wheel in which I am considering the use of robotic technologies. One of the troubles is that I don't know much about robotic technologies. Another is about DC motors;...

2018-06-06 20:17 by Cynthy
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Hello, We regret that the Sweep LIDAR is dead, however we take the chance to let this LIDAR continue to live - in another form. We plan to produce DIY kits for a new 360 degree LIDAR based on ...

2018-06-06 11:46 by scharette
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Hi! One of the motors on my old Mint just died. Are there replacements available, or anything that could be modified to replace the current motors? thanks!...

2018-06-06 11:21 by MThibault
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Hello, I ordered the TFmini infrared LiDAR module and there is a small wire terminated with a small connector. the user-end look like a Molex Picoblade. The TFmini end look proprietary : It's a crap...

2018-06-06 08:41 by scharette
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Hi there, I purchased the Hunter V Tail 500 kit with Quadrino Nano and am using a Spektrum AR8010T receiver along with a Spektrum DX8 transmitter. I got everything together then set up the FCT and fla...

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2018-06-06 06:51 by rschlenk
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I have connected a lidar-lite v3 on raspberry pi 3 via I2C port. I have wiring the sensor in accordance with the manual (with capacitor) (Lidar Red wire on Pin 2, Black on pin 6, Blue on pin 3, Green...

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