3DoT Board for building robots soon launching via Crowd Supply

Developers, makers and hobbyists building robot projects may be interested in a new board soon to be available from Crowd Supply in the form of the 3DoT Board. Specifically built for robot projects the 3DoT Board has been created to provide your robot with brain, power, and the controller in one small board measuring just 35 x 70 mm in size. Plug your motors and servos directly onto the board, and a smart, ...

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Motor Controllers for Cheap Robots

Hey! This I'ble is now out of date! I made an updated version which you can read here! Hope you find it fun and useful! ~~~~~ Thus far, I've shown you how to create wheels out of household items, severalmotorizedchassis out of cardboard, and a couple of simple and effective light sensors. Now, one of the last major pieces is about to fall into place. Almost every robot needs to power a motor of some sort or ...

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milliDelta Robot- High speed and Precision in a Compact Design

Delta robots are machines with three arms designed to move at high speeds and perform precise tasks. The three arms are connected to a universal join at the base, and the device uses parallelograms that restrict the movement avoiding rotation. As a result, they can move in x, y, and z plane and have high acceleration because it’s made of a light material. They gained popularity in factories for assembly and ...

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Become an Internet of Things Master with This 9-Course Bundle

With nine project-based courses and over 290 lessons, this bundle walks you through how to build a virtually limitless number of awesome gadgets from scratch. Thanks to increasingly powerful and affordable technology, it’s now easier than ever to build everything from talking robots to servers in the comfort of your own home. Nothing embodies this new gadget-building reality like Internet of Things platform ...

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TINY ROBOTS THAT GROW TALLER (AND WIDER)

Sometimes one just needs an extra hand or six  around the workbench. Since you’re a hacker that should take the form of a tiny robot swarm that can physically display your sensor data, protect you against a dangerously hot caffeine fix and clean up once you’re done. [Ryo Suzuki] and [Clement Zheng] from the University of Colorado Boulder’s ATLAS Institute developed ShapeBots, small shape-shifting swarm robo ...

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PING-PONG BALL MAKES GREAT PID EXAMPLE

It is a common situation in electronics to have a control loop, that is some sort of feedback that drives the input to a system such as a motor or a heater based upon a sensor to measure something like position or temperature. You’ll have a set point — whatever you want the sensor to read — and your job is to adjust the driving thing to make the sensor read the set point value. This seems easy, right? It do ...

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IQ Motor Module – An Integrated Motor With A Closed Loop Controller And Position Sensor

The drone industry is booming, and the technology is just… cool, to put it plainly. Flying robots, many of which are completely autonomous delivering our goods and also spying on us. Makers and hobbyist are getting on the bandwagon, making their customized drones with available parts. With the boom of UAV (Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle) and Drone technology also comes the growth of issues. Electric motors are ...

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Local company builds new bug-like robots to teach programming to schools

We often write about the growing trend of tech companies to make robots for the purposes of teaching the youth how to code. Today we’re doing that again, but this time telling the story of a local tech start-up doing this rather than some big international company. Because South Africans should also be learning about robotics, so why not have a local company that can help us get up to speed with where the w ...

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AMY Robotics, Multifunctional Autonomous Mobile Robots

Earlier this month, the multifunctional autonomous mobile robots “AMY A1” and “AMY M1” had been launched as the first batch of products of AMY Robotics. Amy Robotics is an innovative technology company focusing on research and development of service robots that enhance quality of life with robotic technologies, products and services. Both AMY Robots are intelligent mobile-service robots characterized with s ...

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Control your Human-Like Robot from Anywhere you Are!

Buto is my 'real steel' robot project. Now, BuTO has been connected to the Internet and can be controlled remotely. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 Arduino UNO & Genuino UNO × 1 Dynamixel Servo MX-64T × 2 Dynamixel Servo AX-18A × 2 Hitec HS-225BB Servo × 2 BTS7960B Driver 43A H-Bridge Drive PWM × 4 PG52MZY52 Geared Motor Series × 4 127mm Double Aluminum Omni Wheel × 4 ...

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Adopt Nybble – OpenCat’s First Kitten

A crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo for Nybble, described as the "World's Cutest Open Source Robotic Kitten", has already achieved 95% of its $50,000 goal and there's over 3 weeks left for it to increase its pre-release sales. So what is Nybble and why would you want one? This video, made for its Indiegogo campaign reveals that it's a fun robotic pet for kids as well as an affordable way in to robotics: Th ...

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Using the Android Platform to control Robots

The popularity of android devices is attributed to their powerful capabilities which include internet connectivity, open architecture, and several other kinds of built-in sensors. Students and other software developers are increasingly using the android platform since it utilizes Java programming language which can easily be applied in universities and other learning institutions LPCCA. Not only is Android ...

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