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  1. Re: Looking for a better IP camera? - Cisco Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera WVC80N

    Thanks jwatte. I was looking to use ad hoc so that I could test and use my in-progresss build without the restriction of a wi-fi network (away from my apartment etc.). I had been playing with the...
  2. Re: Looking for a better IP camera? - Cisco Wireless-N Internet Home Monitoring Camera WVC80N

    For the IP cams, the D-Link DCS-930L/932L in particular, are you all using this behind a router for remote viewing? Or a direct Wi-Fi connection to, say, a smartphone using wps? I ask as I have the...
  3. Question(s) Re: Adding XBee Wi-Fi & webcam to existing ArbotiX Robocontroller robot

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    This is very helpful indeed.



    Two votes for the D-Link! Thanks Gertlex and Tyberius!

    Cheers,
  4. Question(s) Re: Adding XBee Wi-Fi & webcam to existing ArbotiX Robocontroller robot

    Okay, cool. Thanks for the link!

    I've noticed that people (around here at least) seem to be using either this D-Link camera (the DCS-930L) or a TRENDnet (e.g. TV-IP551W). Is anyone using either of...
  5. Question(s) Re: Adding XBee Wi-Fi & webcam to existing ArbotiX Robocontroller robot

    I'm not finding a Wi-Fi IP cam on TR at the moment. By all means let me know if there is one that I'm just not seeing in the shop. For now I'm finding answers over at the Mech Warfare forum, starting...
  6. Question(s) Re: Adding XBee Wi-Fi & webcam to existing ArbotiX Robocontroller robot

    Hmm yes, that all makes sense. The LifeCams would be for a desktop solution, like one of your desktop turret kits. I wasn't able to find a Wi-Fi IP cam in the TR shop. I found a link via Google to a...
  7. Question(s) Adding XBee Wi-Fi & webcam to existing ArbotiX Robocontroller robot

    Hi all,

    I'm looking to add a camera to my robot for live video streaming to my laptop. My current setup is as follows:

    AX-12 servos and Bioloid brackets
    ArbotiX Robocontroller
    XBee x 2...
  8. Re: How do you safely pack your robot electronics for plane travel?

    Thanks for the feedback everyone!

    Good tips on the LiPos; I'll use some regular zip-lock bags. As I'm not taking a complete robot I should be good with a couple of small make-shift boxes. I have a...
  9. How do you safely pack your robot electronics for plane travel?

    Hi all

    I'm taking an international flight home in a few weeks and as much as I want to spend time with the parents, I'm sure there will be plenty of time to play with robotic stuff! So this will...
  10. Re: LiPo charger to NiMh w/Tamiya connector questions

    Thanks for the recommendations tician and Fergs. I'm going to go with the Aoyue 937. Amazon sell Deans connectors too, so I'll grab some of those with the same order. With a few other bits and bobs,...
  11. Re: LiPo charger to NiMh w/Tamiya connector questions

    Right after posting my questions I ran a quick web search and, as has been suggested in other threads here, there's a tonne of information at a multitude of RC forums! I perhaps should have done that...
  12. Re: LiPo charger to NiMh w/Tamiya connector questions

    Thanks elaughlin and Fergs!

    Is the T/Deans connector preferred over Tamiya? Are there other connector types I should consider, or is the T/Deans the way to go?

    I ran a quick web search and it...
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    Re: Powering my robot

    Hmm, I should plan on building a second robot just for this purpose!

    Alright cool, thanks jes1510!
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    Re: Powering my robot

    So something like this or this (links courtesy of mallster and Zenta respectively in this thread).

    The second one looks quite interesting actually!

    Cheers,
    Stephen
  15. LiPo charger to NiMh w/Tamiya connector questions

    Hello all!

    So I've been using a 12v NiMh battery with a standard male Tamiya connector, this smart charger with a standard female Tamiya connector, and this handy-dandy on/off switch between my...
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    Re: Powering my robot

    jes1510 - Thanks for the explanation regarding LiPo's. So prior to charging a LiPo pack it's probably best, as Adrenalynn mentioned, to check the battery cell voltages. Someone suggested in another...
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    Re: Powering my robot

    This certainly does help DB. Thanks!



    LOL! I will most certainly begin sharing my project, and soon too! But right now I have a dentist appointment to get to! ;) (No really, I do!)

    Cheers,...
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    Re: Powering my robot

    Hi Adrenalynn,

    I'm currently thinking about moving from the NiMH battery packs to LiPo. I know TR has a selection of LiPo batteries and a decent looking charger. However, I know very little about...
  19. Re: Where to buy robot project bits'n'pieces (that TR doesn't sell ;) )

    Thanks for the responses everyone! This has been extremely helpful for my current and future purchasing needs.

    With the cost of a NiMH battery pack, and what I'm gathering is old-tech regarding...
  20. Re: Where to buy robot project bits'n'pieces (that TR doesn't sell ;) )

    Thanks mannyr7! I did come across those two sites while searching, so it's good to know someone around here has used them before.

    Cheers,
    Stephen
  21. Re: Where to buy robot project bits'n'pieces (that TR doesn't sell ;) )

    Thanks for the feedback Fergs and DB! I'll check all of those places out for what I need!



    I certainly plan on switching in the future. I just wanted a relatively inexpensive way to get a...
  22. Where to buy robot project bits'n'pieces (that TR doesn't sell ;) )

    Hi all,

    Outside of what good ole Trossen Robotics here offers in terms of electronic parts, can anyone recommend a good/trusted online store for purchasing small electronic bits'n'pieces?

    For...
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    Question(s) Re: Arduino IDE Serial Monitor output on Linux

    Success! I've added one XBee to the arbotiX board and connected the other to my laptop. In the Arduino IDE I compile my program and select the corresponding USB port for my ISP programmer (Tools ->...
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    Question(s) Re: Arduino IDE Serial Monitor output on Linux

    I'm only connecting via the ISP to upload programs right now, I have two XBees and the SparkFun board for USB connection to my laptop, I've just not connected or configured them for use yet. Sounds...
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    Question(s) Arduino IDE Serial Monitor output on Linux

    Hello all!

    I've begun coding for the ArbotiX and the Dynamixel AX-12 servos using the Arduino IDE on Ubuntu Linux (with the BioloidController library). I've installed and configured everything...
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    Bioloid Re: AX-12+ vs AX-18F

    Ahh yes, the F and the +. Thanks for clarifying (I was beginning to wonder what the F was for). Certainly agreed on the same servo-joint point, although I'm now thinking it might be amusing to see (a...
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    Bioloid Re: The Ultimate Bioloid Thread

    This helps immensely and is good to know. Thanks so much!

    Cheers,
    Stephen
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    Bioloid Re: The Ultimate Bioloid Thread

    I'm curious, I need to purchase a few more AX-12's sometime soon for a biped I'm building. With the introduction of the AX-18F line, does this mean the AX-12 will be discontinued at some point? I'm...
  29. Thread: OLLO Bug Kit

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    Question(s) Re: OLLO Bug Kit

    Yeah, the OLLO line looks like a lot of fun, and great for a young beginner. I would need to purchase one and quality test it before handing it over to an 8 year old of course, just to be safe. ;)
    ...
  30. Thread: OLLO Bug Kit

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    Question(s) Re: OLLO Bug Kit

    Well now I'm confused! The OLLO Bug Kit listed here http://www.trossenrobotics.com/ollo-bug-kit.aspx shows the Downloader, Behaviour Control Program software, the CM-100 etc. Is this not the case?...
  31. Thread: OLLO Bug Kit

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    Question(s) Re: OLLO Bug Kit

    I've dabbled with the RCX 1.0 myself. It's certainly a nice beginners kit and, as you pointed out, fairly reasonable in terms of price at places like eBay. I think it's a little too advanced for an...
  32. Thread: OLLO Bug Kit

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    Question(s) OLLO Bug Kit

    Hello

    I'm looking for a fun, somewhat inexpensive, somewhat educational, robot kit for a soon-to-be 9 year old boy. He likes radio controlled things and constructing stuff from simple parts like...
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    Question(s) Re: Hexapod hardware for research projects

    Well I've placed my order and this is what I'm getting:

    Bioloid Comprehensive Kit
    XBee wireless (1mW Comm. Module) x2
    XBee Explorer USB + USB cable

    I'll also be getting the arbotiX when it's...
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    Question(s) Re: Hexapod hardware for research projects

    I think I'll get the Bioloid Comprehensive Kit. I was going to just get individual parts thinking I'd be using the arbotiX in place of the CM5, but the kit seems like a much better deal in terms of...
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    Question(s) Re: Hexapod hardware for research projects

    Yeah, I read some of lnxfergy's blog. This is very cool. There's certainly a wealth of knowledge and talent here, luckily for me! Yours and all other replies have been invaluable to me. I had little...
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    Question(s) Re: Hexapod hardware for research projects

    Brilliant, that's good to know, especially future IK support too. Thanks so much!
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    Question(s) Re: Hexapod hardware for research projects

    So it looks to me like the arbotiX controller is fully user programmable in C/C++ (via the BioloidController library). Is that correct or am I missing something?

    I just want to check as that's...
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    Question(s) Re: Hexapod hardware for research projects

    Wow, thanks for the responses everyone! I certainly have a couple of avenues to explore now. I'm learning as I go regarding the hardware side of things and the information here is extremely helpful....
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    Question(s) Hexapod hardware for research projects

    Hello.

    Please forgive the newbie questions I'm about to post! I'm a software developer now studying for a degree in intelligent systems and robotics in my 'spare time'. I have current and future...
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    Sticky: Re: Introduce yourself!

    I'm Stephen, current student of AI and robotics, and the reason I am now here. Hoping for some good advice over in the 'somewhat-newbie' forum! I'm a software developer studying for a degree in AI...
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