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Mobile Robotics Outreach Lab

Howdy fellow roboticists. So, I'm trying to put together a robotics workshop based on a modified "Start Here" bot. I want to give elementary and high school students in my area the opportunity to do some hands-on robotics and coding. I live in a rural area where there aren't a lot of opportunities in that vein. It'd be part of my college's Science Outreach Club. If any deep-pocketed robot-loving pro-STEM individual wanted to help with kit costs, the link to follow would be here:

gofundme.com/mobilerobotics

Thanks for all you do, LMR.

How to Identify a Location

Hi All,

  I am planning to create a robot which can create a 2D map of an environment(Outdoor) rough surface which will be walled. I will be using atleast 2 or 3 ping sensors to navigate inside the wall to avoid obstacles. I am planning to make the robot run around the edge of the wall to create a 2D map of the area. To do so I want to make the robot identify the localtion where it started, so when it reached the location where it started from it will stop and the map will be generated. The problem here is I am not sure how to identify the start location.

Geneva mechanism on Arduino

I am trying to make a Geneva wheel using Arduino.

The hexagon Geneva magnificent mechanism allows a rotating wheel to stop at each of 6 steps on the wheel for a short while and them move to the next one. It can be designed for octagon, pentagon, or anygon..

see this link abot Geneva mechanism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geneva_drive

Below is a suggested code for a 4 stops using a sensor on arduino. Can anyone comment if it works ?

Geneva

 

New Off-Road Tires, Wheels and Adaptors!

We just released new tireswheels and adaptorsPerfect for your R/C vehicle or for creating mid-size off-road rovers!

Wild Thumper and T'Rex controller

My apologies if this has been asked before. I tried to search, but couldn't seem to find anything specific on this. 

Robothunt.com

Dear LMR Robot Community,

I find myself often late at night browsing different awesome robot sites wishing everything was in one place and filtered so I could see the best stuff first. I came across Product Hunt and thought it was a perfect solution for a focused vertical like Robots, so I made a clone and you can acccess it here:

www.robothunt.com

Long distance remote control app

Hi,

I'm making a remote controlled robot for school and I wan't to controll it with an app.

What would be the best way and the longest distance you can do with an app?

Plugging in Picaxe board makes mouse freakout

Hey guys so i got the starter kit recommended on this website and ive put it all together got the wheels to turn the head to turn and still having problems with the readings from the IR sensor. 

i havent used it in a few months but today when i hooked it up to my computer with the programming cable it makes my mouse click and move to the far end of the screen and i cant control it. 

this only happens when the board is hooked up and if i hold down the reset button it stops.

any ideas on whats going on here??

this is the kit i have

dead Lipo battery?

Basically I have zero experience with lipos but I just bought my first one, a 2s. First thing I connected it to my simple lipo charger but it would not charge it. I then connected it to my friends accucell and it gave a reading of 3.85 and the rest were zero. So appearantly one of the cells is dead, however when I measure the voltage with a multimeter between the middle connector and the two around it, it gives 3.78V and 3.78/3.79V. Now I have read they should be perfectly equal but I am confused why the charger gives zero rather then something like 3.78V.

NEW Actobotics Swivel Hinge!

BRAND NEW to our Actobotics line, 

High School Senior Project Quadcopter

Below are links to a wordpress site and youtube channel for Hyperion Robotics. We're currently working on a autonomous quadcopter that uses Raspberry Pi, Arduino UNO, and OpenPilot CC3D flight controller. All documentation is on the website, which is frequently updated with our progress. If you have any questions regarding the question, I'd be pleased to answer them. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMpXZnccf2D5zZKs32FRd2g

https://hyperionrobotics.wordpress.com/

need help for an idea

Hello i hope i am in the right topic and you can help me. i have deagostini robot from paralax. i need your help to design the circuit and programm it. the goal is when i apply a certain value of resistance then activate a relay or something similar. thanks

ICStation Chinese New Year Sale: Up to 35% OFF

Happy Chinese New Year!


ICStation will be on holiday from 14th, Feb to 26th, Feb to celebrate our the year of sheep.

Orders which placed before 12th, Feb will be shipped in 2 working days, or it will be shipped after our holiday.

Hurry up to enjoy the discount now.

Pycam and other free CAM products

I am close to completeting my CNC controller. This has been one of those projects that has spent a lot of time on the backburner. Now I am trying to find a good CAM package to recommend.

The controller and it's software is designed to try and make CNC machining as easy as possible for the novice so I was trying to find CAM software that did not need months to learn.

Custom PCB Manufacturing

Hello everybody!

Would anyone know were I could get made a custom PCB with two copper layers and a silkscreen layer? I have been searching for two weeks now, but all the manufacturers are either too expensive or don't accept my file format (PDF).

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

RobotGoose

Communicating using 2 MAX485

good morning everyonei am making a project in which there will be a large distance betwwen two aruino's 

one of them will be a joystick which will take the orders and send them to the other arduino 

this is an tutorial for it with arduino

http://pskillenrules.blogspot.com/2009/08/arduino-and-rs485.html

and this is an a example code between two arduinos 

http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/SoftwareSerialRS485Example

Review prints

Shipping of the overlord  is getting close , while am looking for filament to feed the machine " excitement reaching feverish  ".  am after suggestion on what to print. What am thinking is having three  categories art, mechanical,all things robotics ,

BoB printed in trade for parts.

Hello,

As some know, I was and still am building a 3d printer.  Due to work, family and health I have been unable to complete it.

I really would like to have a k12 BoB body printed to play with.  I can offer parts or cash in trade.  

Thanks,

Scott