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    Re: Bioloid Metalic Paint?

    I'm thinking two other methodes (if they got the cash, it can be done):

    Vapor Deposition, same methode used to silver plastic model parts.
    or

    Conductive Paint, once you have a conductive...
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    News/Announcement MATE 2012 International ROV Competition

    2012 marks the 11th year of the international competition! The event is being held at the YMCA Aquatic & Family Center in Orlando, Florida June 21 - 23, 2012.

    GOAL
    The MATE Center uses underwater...
  3. Question(s) Re: Firgelli Mini Actuator Position Alignment Problem

    Sounds like a good plan to me.

    That being the case you may want to contact the company. 3:4 repeatable suggests a bad linear actuate. Post their reply to the form. Also let the company know...
  4. Question(s) Re: Firgelli Mini Actuator Position Alignment Problem

    Q. on number 4, does she go to the same position every time or diffrent? In other words can she repeat the position.
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    Re: Sensors! Where can I find sensors!

    Try Sparkfun for sensors and Arduino stuff.
    http://www.sparkfun.com/
    decent documentation, nice folks, done biz with 3 or 4 times no problems.

    jhertzberg
  6. Re: Cheap Thermal Camera?/Best Way to Detect Location of Human/Animal?

    Many cheap cameras will detect IR. the cheap plastic lens don't have the anti IR coating. So you could try putting a wide IR filter (lets IR in, but stops other freq.). You may have to go to some...
  7. Thread: 3D Printer

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    Re: 3D Printer

    Very nice resolution, he wants to make money. But does not seem to be greedy. 90% open source. sell10% in a kit. He would like to patent.
    jhertzberg
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    Project Re: MechWarrior Dashi

    Moving forward a little at a time.
    Replaced Daishi's knee servos with HSR-5990TG (about 400 oz-in).
    The new servos have a much higher pitch whine.
    Increased hight of test support structure.
    ...
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    Project Re: MechWarrior Dashi

    http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/gallery/files/5/5/9/2/daishi_with_support.jpg
    All right, got a spiffy new support structure, new servos for knees arrived (over 400 oz-in).
    I have every thing I...
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    Question(s) Re: HB-25 Missing Commands

    Hi,
    How are you suppling power to your system components?
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    Re: How would you build a Dynamixel torso joint?

    Some slick tricks:
    Low friction plastic that is machinable, look to plastic cutting boards. Also if you just need a low friction surface you can tape to bearing surfaces with industrial tape, try...
  12. Re: I would like to build a 3-axis(accelerometer) rc projec

    Congrats, no kit that I know of. I will admit I'm biased to the Stamp and doubly so to the Propeller. With that said most of what I've seen for RC airplane is Ardunino based.

    Some links:...
  13. Question(s) Re: Mini Style 4" Stroke 8lbs Force Linear Actuators 12v

    While the limited documentation does not say what the switches are. Based on the video, which mentions the linear activator has only having 2 wires:
    Each end most likely is a NC (Normally Closed)...
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    Re: 2011 MW- State of the Union

    Hi Tyberius,
    I've had the pleasure of working behind the scenes at MATE's international ROV competition(http://www.materover.org/main/index.php) for a couple of years now. One thing we do is insist...
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    Re: Hexapod V1-TR

    Wonderful,
    I suspect that the switch based sensor may cause some problems. Their being a difference between the switch being closed and the proper amount of weight being supported by the leg. If...
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    Re: Need advice - crimp tool

    I've worked in the underwater tracking and 3D scanning fields as a technician for about 10 years total. The RS does OK, I own one and use it. The Pololu tool type is what I prefer, but I suspect is...
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    Sticky: Re: Let's Discuss Kinematics, Shall We?

    Maybe not,
    What if you just monitor the 2 servos in the Coxa (shoulder)?
    That would only be 8 total. It would also cut down on what you need to process.
    Jeremy
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    Project Re: MechWarrior Dashi

    Thanks, a MiniATX like one might mount in a car. So very small desktop.
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    Project Re: MechWarrior Dashi

    The tank gun is an old one, but I'm going to take your guys advice and dump it.

    Sincerely,
    Jeremy
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    Project Re: MechWarrior Dashi

    Mech Cavalry Maintenance and Control (MC MAC)
    Mini ATX, 1.6GHz 2G ram, blue tooth, WIFI b/g/n with a 17" screen. Will be adding Video input and external network cable.
    Saitek X52 (I give this...
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    Project Re: MechWarrior Dashi

    Thanks Tyberius,

    I will have to keep my b/g options open then.

    Jeremy
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    Project Re: MechWarrior Dashi

    Replacing the gun issue will be interesting. I think I may take a trip down to the local air-soft/paint-ball and Navy surplus store in Moss Landing, California. I'm thinking they may have the old...
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    Project Re: MechWarrior Dashi

    Totally the propeller could. I do need to leave room for some latter enhancements since this unit will also be used for other education related projects that will need AtoDs and I2C communications. ...
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    Project Re: MechWarrior Dashi

    Good points, I think I will move my current weapon to stand in till I have the Mech walking.
    Thank you very much,
    Jeremy
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    Project MechWarrior Dashi

    Hello
    Robots, just can’t get enough of the darn things.


    Overview
    starting with a Lynx Scout body, Parallax propeller based servo controller and brain. I would like an 802.11n to serial...
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    Sticky: Re: Introduce yourself!

    Hello, I'm Jeremy R. Hertzberg, BS CMPE (SCA Master Hraefn fram Lindune)
    I do some work for the MATE center (http://www.materover.org/main/index.php), providing power and tech support for contests...
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