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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, 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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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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Hello Sébastien It has been a while since I touched based. My project ran into a brick wall re: indoor navigation, even when working with the suppliers Estimote and MarvelMind. Anyway I spotted the...

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2018-05-31 09:51 by MNDcommunicate
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I have purchased this Smart Car Chassis 4WD RB-Elf-19 ( https://www.robotshop.com/ca/en/smart-car-chassis-4wd.html ) product and not sure if the 4x Encoder Disk MBP 1 is included. I don't see any wire...

2018-05-30 11:05 by joronto
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I have a Rover on an arduino board and the computer doesn't connect on it. The green is lit, but barely and flash on and off. I tried drivers and follow the flowchart for troubleshooting. Do you have ...

2018-04-26 11:25 by scharette
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Hello, I need help to select the the right gear motor for a ground rover project. The rover weighs 50 kg with 6 independent wheels (martian rover style) so i need 6 motors, it has to go slow and need ...

2018-04-18 11:32 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi, What Mecanum wheels do you recommend? For your 100mm Mecanum Wheel set (RB-Nex-13), what all do I need to order in addition to the wheel set? Bearings? Adapters to connect to robot? To connec...

2018-04-17 15:05 by DiaLFonZo
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Nous avons fait l'achat d'ozobot pour l'école, au début tout allait bien mais dernièrement ils commencent à aller tout croche. Est-ce que l'on peut faire quelque chose pour corriger cette situatio...

2018-04-13 10:14 by CBenson
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I didn't get any software instructions with it. Can you give me a link to download Arduino code for the 15001 3WD 48mm Omni Wheel Robot ?...

2018-04-12 11:30 by CBenson
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I have a couple of questions about these omni wheels. What are the bearing dimensions that's used for the main axle? Is there a package that can be ordered to use these as a caster, and directly to ...

2018-03-29 13:59 by CBenson
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Hi, i am trying to build a rover using rocker bogie mechanism and I am planning to install a wireless camera which could give me wireless live feed. can anyone guide me on the type of motors controlle...

2018-03-19 13:47 by scharette
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I am interested in this chasis for a robot: https://www.robotshop.com/jp/ja/iron-man-4-indoor-tracked-chassis.html The motors have rear shaft, but what is the size of the diameter of the rear ...

2018-03-12 15:55 by CBenson
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Hi, I am working with the "4WD Mecanum Wheel Mobile Robotic Platform". I have some questions regarding the motor encoders. From my understanding the PID of the motors should handle the the ...

2018-03-02 09:27 by bdaouas
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Hi I recently purchased 9 Elenco line tracking robot kits and put them together... 5 of them follow the electrical tape line going in both directions. 2 of them will only follow a line going count...

2018-01-30 13:26 by scharette
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Dear RobotShop: I want to purchase the Lynxmotion Aluminum A4WD1 Kit for RC. The product code is: RB-Lyn-461. The A4WD1 kit come with a 6 channel radio control. On the Lynxmotion website I saw this sa...

2018-01-05 15:42 by DiaLFonZo
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I am hoping someone might be able to suggest a robot platform to suit my project. I am looking to build an all-terrain outdoor tracked unit that is capable of carrying up to 10 lbs payload. Speed is...

2018-01-04 09:37 by CBenson
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I bought the mini-rover. It has an Elegoo Arduino Uno R3 with the DFRobotshop Rover shield V1.0. If I turn it on with the flexable track off the wheels, the motor turns. If I put the track on, there i...

2017-12-05 16:38 by DiaLFonZo
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Not a lot of detail is given about the geared motors on this chassis, and the pictures do not even show wires connected. My specific questions about the motor: ⋅ Are they brushed or brush...

2017-11-30 09:10 by scharette
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Hi, I am a backcountry snowmobiler and would like to put together a remote control kit for the snowmobile. I can handle the mechanical side of fabricating whatever I need but am pretty clueless for th...

2017-10-26 14:17 by publiconion
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i assembled the kit per the instruction. When I bench tested it the motors would not stop turning not mater what I did with the radio controller. I ajusted the throttle trim and this made very little ...

2017-09-05 13:03 by DiaLFonZo
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Hello, I purchased the following: HCR-Mobile robot platform (SKU:ROB00021) with 12V DC Motor 146rpm w/Encoder(SKU:FIT0277) DF-BluetoothV3 Bluetooth module (SKU:TEL0026) USB to TTL Converter (SKU:...

2017-08-28 11:24 by CBenson
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Hi; I am interested in constructing a wheeled device with a mounted raspberry pi that moves and monitors (logs) environmental conditions as it travels, but there are so many options and configurations...

2017-08-23 12:20 by stroccoli
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Hi everyone I need to convert a real jeep in to RC. I have no experience in this field . But i have to do it in 3 months Any body who can help me Need a real teacher How much expense it would be t...

2017-08-14 15:08 by Satti
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I am looking for a crawling robot that can enter a small cave. It should carry a camera and lights. It should be able to climb over obstacles. With all gear attached it should be no more than 20cm hig...

2017-07-31 10:18 by CBenson
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Hey there, I'm planning to build a small hobby robot for myself. And I found out that your website have all the stuff required to build it. As I'm a complete newbie in this field, I would be glad ...

2017-07-14 11:10 by DiaLFonZo
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I can't follow the documentation for the robot, and I'm asking so I can figure out what I need to buy with the robot kit RB-Nex-34 to control it. In the manual,on Page 5 it talks about attaching an ...

2017-07-11 11:29 by scharette
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We have one of the 6 wheel drive and independent on the longitudinal axis. First off we need a charger for the TX which also looks like it has an External battery 10 Volt for the LCD screen. The Batte...

2017-06-05 11:29 by bdaouas
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I'm considering options for a fairly heavy tracked frame. Total weight would be between 80-100 pounds. Speed would be slow, mixed terrain. I'd like to use the MTS 15T sprocket system with the three...

2017-05-03 10:33 by CBenson
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Hello, I am interested in purchasing several of the Shanghai Zosn Hydraulic WT-500 tracked robot kits (Robot Shop # RB-Zos-02) for an educational program, however I have a few technical questions and...

2017-05-02 16:30 by CBenson
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I'm using the Smart Video Car Kit for Raspberry Pi Model B+ . The reason why I picked this kit because i'm trying to build a 4 wheeled robot that can be controlled by voice and motion command. I want...

2017-05-01 11:57 by bdaouas
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I'm doing a project of installing mecanum wheels to an entertainment center cabinet, so that it may easily roll around a room. Mecanum wheels are an important aspect of this project, to allow for easy...

2017-04-10 08:00 by CBenson
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Hello, I was wondering if there was any news on when the Iron Man 3 4wd All Terrain Chassis will be available? http://www.robotshop.com/en/iron-man-3-4wd-all-terrain-chassis-arduino.html Also, I am...

2017-03-28 11:50 by CBenson
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I just received the 2WD Beginner Robot Chassis (RB-Elf-42). I ordered this product as it was identified as the replacement for the Magician Chassis, now discontinued. My son is following instructi...

2017-03-27 08:04 by CBenson
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I have a Nexus Mecanum 10021 robot kit . I can't upload a new program to the arudino 328 mega unless I remove the IO board. I have gotten the same errors on both Mac and Windows install of at the ...

2017-03-16 10:51 by DiaLFonZo
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I have this on order and want to add the 6 URM04 v2.0 Ultrasonic Sensors. It is my understanding that I also need the RS485 Sensor Note v1.0 and the Gravity: IO Expansion Shield for Arduino V7.1. Can ...

2017-02-24 13:37 by CBenson
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Are your Robots intrinsically safe? I would be looking for it to enter a potentially explosive atmosphere in a Natural Gas Processing Facility....

2017-02-10 09:05 by CBenson
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I bought a rover A4WD1 Combo Kit for RC, and built it a little as i need it to be, but I have a problem, the 4 x 12vdc 30: 1 200rpm (6mm shaft) is not strong enough when I have to turn. I would like a...

2017-02-10 08:56 by CBenson
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Hi Everybody, I'm planning to build a 2x Caterpillar drive RC tank base, but to carry a grown human (125 Lbs). This means the structure and power-train will have to be strong enough. Can anyone advice...

2017-02-07 08:46 by CBenson
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After having set up spinner add on for viper as instructed I now appear to be stuck in programme mode, any suggestions as to how I can get my spinner working with transmitter , Thanks...

2017-02-02 09:49 by DiaLFonZo
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Hello, I am working on some arduino small projects for now, and I am looking to buy a 4 wheel chassis and parts for my new project. I am interest by your Iron Man 2 chassis with motors. Can you t...

2017-01-20 14:29 by DiaLFonZo
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We have Lynxmotion tracks that we are using for a robotic entry in the Rescue Robot contest of the National Robotics Challenge. The robot we have built with the Lynxmotion tracks does not have suffic...

2017-01-17 12:30 by CBenson
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Hello robotic community, I am fairly inexperienced looking for help and ideas for a project of mine. I am looking to build a remote controlled wheeled robotic platform that I can place a stationary ob...

2017-01-16 09:52 by CBenson
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Hi, I am interested in buying the 4WD Hercules Mobile Robotic Platform product code RB-See-294. Can you please tell me the total carrying weight of this robot, i.e upto how many kilos can this...

2016-12-12 12:55 by CBenson
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looking for a battery powered robot chassis, with sensors that are aware of environment and can do obstacle avoidance. Needs to be atleast 1m long...

2016-11-26 09:57 by nickosinski
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I'm a wildlife photographer looking to build a 4WD rover to mount a GoPro or very small mirrorless camera. Totally new to robotics, but have had RC vehicles in the past. What I'm looking for: &sdot...

2016-11-14 11:00 by adamcornwell
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THIS IS CLARENCE SMITH I HAVE A GOPIGO2 AND WOULD LIKE TO USE A WIRELESS CONTROLLER TO RUN MY CAR. WHICH WIRELESS CONTROLLER WOULD I NEED. I WOULD LIKE TO USE A PS3 CONTROLER IF I CAN....

2016-11-14 09:35 by CBenson
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Hello my name is Nick I am building an autonomous robot for my senior design project. I am having several issues with findind the right motors, wheels, gear box, and battery. The robot weighs approx ...

2016-11-10 10:43 by AutonomousRobotics
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I am making a 4 wheeled wall climber robot based on suction mechanism.It requires a powerful vacuum motor and fan designed to provide maximum static thrust.Four silicone tires, coupled with four high ...

2016-11-08 12:20 by CBenson
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Hello, I'm interested in suggestions on a robot that I can use indoors to navigate throughout homes. Here are my requirements: ⋅ Ability to smoothly go up and down stairs ⋅ Car...

2016-11-04 08:00 by CBenson
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