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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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2018-04-21 01:13 by Raess
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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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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...

2018-03-26 14:47 by bdaouas
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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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Hi there! We are inviting parents whose kids are younger than 7 years of age to fill out our survey on storytelling robots. This survey is part of a study being conducted by Indiana University that a...

2018-02-08 11:01 by CBenson
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Hello- I'm new to the forum and thought you could help with a small project. I am using car door lock actuators to release a wood slat. The wood slat will drop down and allow my chickens to enter thei...

2018-02-06 14:55 by DiaLFonZo
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I want to make an owl robot and I want for it's characteristics to be like that of an owl meaning really good hearing. That means, in the middle of the night, in the woods, it could hear a mouse craw...

2018-02-06 13:10 by scharette
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Hello my name is Henry, i am trying to build a robot that can climb stairs. The total weight of the robot is 30 lbs. According to my torque calculation, if the robot has two 12 in arms that push 15 lb...

2018-02-05 13:13 by scharette
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Hi, I come to you I want to make a cardboard R2D2 robot. To make it, I need 2 DC motors controled with Arduino. I'm thinking about 2 Pololu 250:1 (RB-Pol-63) with Pololu Wheels 90 x 10mm (RB-Pol-...

2018-02-02 15:35 by bdaouas
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Hey Everyone, So I'm a techie but never got into the robotic stuff yet. I built a DIY Virtual Presence device a few months back using a iRumba Hobby Kit, some PVC and a netbook. It was not what I was ...

2018-01-31 14:37 by bdaouas
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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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Hello, I am hoping to build a remote controlled shooting target. The expectation is to have a steel base, some sort of servo attached to an aluminum horizontal piece that supports two replace able li...

2018-01-29 12:57 by scharette
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Hi Everyone, new member here. I'm planning on building a standard class sumobot (3 kg and fit inside a 20 cm by 20 cm box). I have experience in PLC programming and a bit of C, but this will be a le...

2018-01-25 11:00 by jebrand
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Hi! I can offer you this little course on the arduino robotic access ... https://www.udemy.com/arduino-and-design-how-to-make-robot/?couponCode=ROBOTSHOP25...

2018-01-24 15:06 by gdconrad1
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With some recent posts about talking to the SSC-32 from an Arduino, I thought I would share some of the stuff I did about a month or so ago... Note: I am using Arduino version 18 As some of you can ...

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2018-01-23 03:22 by borbos
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http://sirmixabot.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/DSC_0110EDIT-2.jpg We have created an Arduino-powered automated bar called SirMixABot, designed for the home drinker tinkerer! The Sir...

2018-01-19 12:44 by CBenson
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I received a meccanoid xl 2.0 for Christmas and it has sparked my interest in robotics. I am completely new to this, but my goal is to modify the meccanoid to allow for it to be programmed in somethin...

2018-01-16 09:11 by DiaLFonZo
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Does anyone here do Biped Kung-Fu / Freestyle robotics? I am looking for individuals who would be interested in bring their biped robots to an event on June 2nd in Ohio. https://www.youtube.com/...

2018-01-11 09:28 by CBenson
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Allo ! do you speak fench ? I have a lamp to do whit 12''del light and i need to know what to use like batterie and charger ....

2018-01-09 09:49 by bdaouas
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Hello all! I am working on putting together a week-long camp this summer involving robots and music (probably around 15 kids). My idea is to have the students build robots that will play music. I've...

2018-01-05 16:29 by scharette
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First attempt to design a boot caddy tool box robot that exits the trunk of vehicle unfolding its legs with wheels to the outside ground level. looking towards what components required for the robot ...

2018-01-05 15:43 by DiaLFonZo
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