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Hi fellows, I am using a electric wheel chair base with 2 24volt motors controlled by the sabertooth 2x32 motor controller. As well, I have bought the T8FB Radiolink RC transmitter with the R8EF rec...

2018-06-18 21:03 by Roadkill
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Hi, I'm Seb, a hobbyist hardware engineer (professionally a software engineer with ANN/AI/HMI specialization) and an utter robotics n00b, who would like to tinker a bit with robotics in order to make...

2018-06-12 15:08 by SPF79
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Hi everyone. First time posting, so please, don't be too harsh. I'm fairly new to the whole robotics thing. I have a project, that's not quite robotics but this may be the simplest way to get it done...

2018-06-11 08:57 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi All. I'm building my first robot. I have basic knowledge of programming and no previous experience with ROS or linux. I will publish during the construction of the robot. I'm a week in...

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2018-06-08 14:36 by kaiyum87
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Hello, I am at a loss. My students are participating in a STEAM Tank competition, and they have made it to the finals where they now have to make a working prototype of a robot that follows an injur...

2018-06-05 17:03 by scharette
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To whom it may concernAbout 5-7 years ago, our family purchased a RGB LED Cube from the RobotShop. At that time my son assembled it and said it did not work. He has since graduated college and no lo...

2018-06-04 13:17 by CBenson
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Hi there, I am from India and my name is Nirbhay Shah. I want to make an Robotic Arm for Cooking. Need guidance for the same. Regards Nirbhay Shah...

2018-05-31 10:42 by scharette
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Hi everyone ! I am a french engineering student and I am currently on an intership in a company who developed a new kind of gas capsule. One of my objectives is to find potentials new ideas of appli...

2018-05-30 16:00 by bdaouas
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Hello I'm trying to read from several load cells using the Sprakfun HX711 board: sparkfun.com/products/13879 Because my arduino dosent have enoghf IO pins i disded to use Sparkfun's IO expander board...

2018-05-29 09:44 by bdaouas
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Hey all We've moved to a new house and our Litter Robot is in a back room where we don't walk by it often. I know there's a $100 kit to add remote monitoring for it, but I've been playing with Raspbe...

2018-05-25 14:57 by MThibault
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Hi. Sorry if i post in wrong catelogy. But i need help. my cat doesn't eat anything for a few days . i don't know what to do. any help?...

2018-05-23 12:42 by bdaouas
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I wanted to put together a test fixture that would utilize an electric linear actuator 8" stroke in combination with a force gauge (compression/tension) so I can put a mechanical throttle control...

2018-05-22 16:29 by DAMGWN58
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Hi all, I'd like to share some pictures and videos of the quadruped robot I have been working on for the past year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc8oe3zt6aA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hVF...

2018-05-17 13:03 by Dimitris
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Hi everyone! For a school project we need to make a robot than can draw a drawing in a square box (2,44 m by 2,44 m). It needs to do so by driving automatically to given coordinates while holding dow...

2018-05-14 07:47 by CBenson
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Hi, I'm a beginner at this so bear with me! For a university project, I need to connect 3 small fans in what I think would be a parallel circuit, to test a prototype. My knowledge of volts/amps etc is...

2018-05-07 11:09 by bdaouas
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I need to build a 600 - 900 rpm turntable platform to hold a GoPro camera, battery and wireless video transmitter. I'm wondering if a brushless motor like the ones used in drones would be workable. ...

2018-05-02 15:35 by DiaLFonZo
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Hello, I own a quadruped that is controlled by an SSC-32. I am using Python to control and manually send commands to the robot. I am running into some difficulty when it comes to designing a smooth ...

2018-05-01 07:49 by CBenson
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I have a bit of a secret project on the backburner that is waiting on finding a suitable wireless solution for it. it requires a long range wireless Rs-232 serial connection and video transmission. ...

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2018-04-25 09:40 by Susan7322
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Dear robot lovers, I created a clone of Product Hunt, www.robothunt.com I love robots, am a student, and just curious if this could be something helpful to the robotics community as a way to track ...

2018-04-23 11:33 by CBenson
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When U.S. Marines assist with disaster relief, they’re in a race to get life-saving cargo to victims. Join us in designing an unmanned system to support these Marines! As climate change continues t...

2018-04-17 14:33 by mbrewster
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Hi I'm like as new as you can be to servos, I know nothing so please be gentle. I am wanting to make a prop head that talks, head movement side to side and tilt for the head too. I also want the j...

2018-04-17 13:39 by DiaLFonZo
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just wanted to show you guys something i have been working on :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V-qcg_nJvM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr2YFdmmj5A...

2018-04-16 15:48 by ingi25
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first id like to thank robotshop the the product an having a forum for help I'm using a lynxmotion ps2 wireless controller, to controller a old monster truck jeep i scrapped the circuit board an repl...

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2018-04-16 10:59 by scharette
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can anyone suggest a good robot for programming project with plc...

2018-04-11 10:44 by scharette
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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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First, let me say I am new here. Second I didn't find this type of topic. Therefore, here goes nothing. FPV type viewing is awesome. However, for a project I am working on it would be nice to have...

2018-04-06 11:05 by scharette
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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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I'm working on a project with a stepper that rotates an object. Currently I'm just counting steps and figuring out the azimuth from there. I'd like to add a compass instead so lost steps aren't an iss...

2018-04-02 08:01 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi all, I'm new to the forum but am working on a very intelligent drone boat project which is going to have far-reaching applications(hopefully). It is unique and quite complex(taking on a SWATH d...

2018-03-29 14:01 by CBenson
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Hello Everyone— First time builder, but a fan of robots ever since I got my first set of "Robotix" way back in the 80's. My goal is to poll the group on my idea to see what parts I woul...

2018-03-29 13:15 by newatthis
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Hello everyone! I am new on this forum and in the world of robotics. We (me and my friend) are trying to build a kind of heavy drone, which means every motor will receive a huge power (and then Vol...

2018-03-23 11:08 by DiaLFonZo
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Hello, So I really hope that I can find some help here. I have a simple problem that I am sure is easy to solve but I do not have the knowledge or experience. I need to hire someone to help design an...

2018-03-19 13:55 by jeffmikl
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The Ohio Robotics Club is pleased to announce that our combat robot event, House of Robotic Destruction (HORD) will be returning to ColossalCon, a cosplay and gaming convention, at Kalahari Resort &am...

2018-03-16 16:28 by OhioRobotClub
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Hey guys, I would like to start with robots, so I can increase my chance to getting on university with robotics. I have absolutely no idea so I ll need to study everything from start. I know Node....

2018-03-16 11:25 by trixo
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Hello. I need to do some calculations to size my motor or find the torque needed to lift those 2 tubes. It's a telescopic system eith 3 tubes. You'll find the set up in the pic.w4 is actually a counte...

2018-03-07 10:55 by CBenson
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I currently have a battery pack that is soldered to an I/O shield for an arduino nano that is used to power my Otto DIY. However, I would like to add the ability to control power via the 8x8mm switch ...

2018-03-06 18:21 by mwilliams6511
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Hi I have seen examples where an accelerometer is connected via Arduino to a hobby servo . My question relates to the size of servo that arduino can drive? The servo I want to use is a 50kg Hi...

2018-03-05 10:32 by bdaouas
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Hello, I curently develop my Hexapod and i would like to ask some questions since am using default phoenix code v2. https://www.robotshop.com/letsmakerobots/files/userpics/u28919/14.jpg Can anyone...

2018-03-01 10:42 by borbos
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We have a project that we are supposed to do for our final year which is next year. NOTES: 1- We are not studying anything related to this project so it's kinda new to us, and we must do it there's...

2018-02-28 12:04 by scharette
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Hi all, a complete and utter noob here and I really would like some help. I would like to build an automated bot that could press a physical button repeatedly, thousands of times, one press every coup...

2018-02-28 05:53 by TotalNoob
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I've purchased an a Elegoo UNO Atmega16u2 board & want to drive a stepper motor, for a small project (proof of concept). Can you recommend which driver & motor to buy? It will ultimately nee...

2018-02-22 19:54 by marissaf
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Hi everyone, I'm building this robot as a hobby and to learn eletronic. The initial idea came from Interstelar movie from TARS: https://cdn-business.discourse.org/uploads/fazedores/or...

2018-02-21 04:25 by greyas
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A multi-purposes desktop device, can do laser cutting, 3D printing, pick and place and a lot of things, unique appearance ensures Z-Arm can work in a extremely small cell, safety stop function enables...

2018-02-15 13:33 by CBenson
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I have a Spektrum S6250 servo, 4 AA batter compartment, and Spektrum SR310 2 CH surface receiver. For this servo I am thinking about using this chip ATtiny 45 http://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/en/...

2018-02-12 12:47 by usmchayward
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I am attempting to build a Otto (https://create.arduino.cc/projecthub/cparrapa/otto-diy-build-your-own-robot-in-one-hour-5f2a1c) but have a very simple (dumb) question on connecting the battery pack. ...

2018-02-12 11:06 by bdaouas
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Hello RobotShop I am posting the video below along with a Thank You to the RobotShop staff and forum members who have helped me out through the long development of this little project. Was going to p...

2018-02-12 10:31 by CBenson
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Hello All and Happy New Year! I'm new to this group and was hoping to pick some brains. First, a little background on me, I'm 51 years old and have been an avid RC builder/fabricator for over 35 y...

2018-02-12 09:18 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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Hello. I m doing scholl homework. I m needing to calculate loads affect to base/ holder of robot, but I m not knowing how. Thanks for answer....

2018-02-09 12:02 by DiaLFonZo
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