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    Project Re: W.A.L.T.E.R. v2.0

    Greetings, everyone!

    I have returned, and am back working on W.A.L.T.E.R. 2.0 again. I'm currently using an Arduino Mega ADK board with a DFRobot Sensor Shield as the main "brain" for W.A.L.T.E.R....
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    Re: Arbotix & PyPose

    This should be <arduino-ide-path>/hardware/arbotix/programmers.txt file.

    8-Dale
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    Re: An robot programming idea in Python

    Is it possible to get the source code for PyBotix? I would at least like to look at the code. Is it 100% Python code?

    8-Dale
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    Re: An robot programming idea in Python

    This is exactly why I am going to use one or more slave processors, even with my BeagleBoard. Well, I also believe strongly in the distributed processing model and using the right processors for...
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    Re: An robot programming idea in Python

    I saw this thread and started looking at ROS. I want to see if I can build it on my BeagleBoard. If this is possible and works, then it may open up a wider possibility for BeagleBoard based robotics....
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    Re: An robot programming idea in Python

    The Serializer board is not tied to Windows or any specific library. It accepts text based commands through a serial type interface, executes them, and returns results through the same interface.
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    Question(s) Re: serializer questions

    You can also use the Serializer with any micro that can send text based commands out and receive input from a UART (serial port).

    I've been thinking about getting one of the Stinger kits with...
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    Project Re: W.A.L.T.E.R. v2.0

    As soon as I am sure how I want to do the mod, I'll let you know so you can tell me if it's the right way to go or not. I still have to check what features are available on each side of the AXON...
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    Project Re: W.A.L.T.E.R. v2.0

    Please don't think I don't like the AXON. I do like it - just not to put on my robots. I was just hoping for a bit more flexibility in power distribution for the AXON2. I believe I have figured out...
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    Bioloid Re: The Ultimate Bioloid Thread

    I have a question about this Bioloid USB Bus Board now. I don't see a lot written about it at present.

    Does this basically allow AX-12+ servos to be controlled over USB? In other words, can I...
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    Project Re: W.A.L.T.E.R. v2.0

    A minor update today. I've decided not to use my AXON on any of my robots. The power distribution issue I have with it (not able to select unregulated vs regulated for blocks of pins) is just not...
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    Project Re: W.A.L.T.E.R. v2.0

    Below is the current code I have to make an Arduino a serial slave to any other micro.

    BeagleComm.pde

    /*
    http://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/SerialCallResponse

    Created 26 Sept. 2005
    by...
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    Question(s) Re: DYNAMIXEL will move on?

    Extremely heavy speculation, for sure. I think "move on" means continue to progress and grow due to increasing support by customers. I definitely don't think Robotis means changing what they are...
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    Question(s) Re: Arduino & AX-12

    I'll be posting the latest version of my code in my "W.A.L.T.E.R. 2.0" thread soon. I just added the GI and GU commands to do immediate readings on IR and Ultrasonic (PING in this case) sensors. I...
  15. Question(s) Re: How to control 3 linear actuators by computer?

    There is a link to the appropriate controller at the bottom of the product page.


    From what I can tell by reading the data sheet, these actuators don't have continuous movement available, but...
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    Question(s) Re: Arduino & AX-12

    Would having a sensor server that could handle up to six analog sensor inputs, up to eight PING sensors, and two servos for a pan/tilt be of interest to you? I already have code working on an Arduino...
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    Project Re: Meet A.S.T.R.I.D.

    I've been working a bit on the electronics and control scheme. Right now, I am developing software for an Arduino that will allow it to accept commands from a master controller and execute specific...
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    Question(s) Re: true beginner

    Have you explored what kits are sold here? You might consider the Stinger, depending on how you plan to control the robot. The Stinger offers a lot of possibility, and is a two wheeled rover like...
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    Bioloid Re: Premium Kit with embedded C

    You have to choose the power of having direct control (embedded C) OR thr ease of use of the graphical software to define motions. You can't have it both ways. You gain much more power with embedded...
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    Re: The Ultimate Arbotix Thread

    Yes, I am using those gearhead motors for WALTER, specifically the GHM-04 motors. Well, if the ArBotix can handle them, maybe I will give it a try sometime. I probably won't be using any motors for...
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    Re: The Ultimate Arbotix Thread

    Ahhh, OK. Is there a way to disable the motor driver(s) and decoders if we aren't going to use them? For instance, the motors I use are above what the ArBotix would handle so I won't use that part. ...
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    News/Announcement I2C/SPI to UART

    Here is a really neat new gadget from SparkFun:

    The Breakout Board for SC16IS750 I2C/SPI-to-UART IC, which allows adding another UART and communicating with it via I2C or SPI. I really want to get...
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    Re: The Ultimate Arbotix Thread

    I'll be getting an ArBotix soon. :happy:

    Is all of the available I/O that isn't used already brought out to 3 pin headers (8 analog and 6 digital), or is there more that could be brought out and...
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    Discussion Re: Thinking about Bioloid..

    I did not know this. Excellent! :happy: I'm not so much trying to save money, as I am trying to piece what I need together parts in more manageable (money wise) orders. I'm now thinking I may take a...
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    Discussion Re: Thinking about Bioloid..

    You have a great point there. :happy: I'm already using WinAVR/AVRStudio to write code for my AXON, and use the Arduino IDE for my true blue Arduino board and Sanguino. I already have an FTDI board I...
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    Discussion Thinking about Bioloid..

    I've been quietly watching the development of the Bioloid system for sometime with great interest. Now, with the introduction of controllers like the ArbotiX Robocontroller, I think it might be time...
  27. Re: Anyone put an automated paintball turret on a robot?

    It's now possible to have remote sensors that are not on a robot. You can easily have an Arduino with some sensors and an XBee radio send sensor data to a robot anywhere close by. I want to tinker...
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    Project Re: A-pod, an ant inspired hexapod

    Your work is always amazing! :D I would love to have those mandibles as a gripper on my robots. :) Maybe somebody should pick up the ball on this and make it into an accessory for sale..

    8-Dale
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    Re: Introducing IPMechCam

    Very nice! I'm not interested in Mech Warfare at all, but am definitely interested in what you are doing here. Now I am going to have to dig into some of the more advanced features of Python. Are...
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    Project Re: Meet A.S.T.R.I.D.

    I did a photoshoot with A.S.T.R.I.D. and here are some pictures of my current progress.

    http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/robotguy_bucket/ASTRID/astrid_front.jpg

    Walking mode only with...
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    Project Re: Meet A.S.T.R.I.D.

    I am also back to working on ASTRID now. I am taking this robot in a different direction and turning it into a four legged walker. The legs are all 3DOF with foot rotation and tilt added. Since I...
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    Project Re: W.A.L.T.E.R. v2.0

    After not working on robots at all for a year or so, due to health issues, I am back working on WALTER now. I am turning him into a 2WD/4WD rover with independent steering and control on all wheels....
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    Question(s) Re: BaneBot Wheels and Hubs

    It turns out that a 1/16" allen wrench does indeed work with the Banebot hubs I bought. It was the allen wrench I was using that is at fault! I took a closer look at that allen wrench and it turns...
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    Question(s) Re: BaneBot Wheels and Hubs

    Ah, OK. Dang, now I'm going to have to wait to get a proper hex wrench set. :( And the snap ring pliers, which I forgot to order with the wheels and hubs.

    Thanks for the clarification.

    8-Dale
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    Question(s) BaneBot Wheels and Hubs

    I just purchased a complete four wheel set of 2 7/8" wheels and hubs. It says a 1/16" hex wrench is required for the set screws. I also just bought a nice little hex (allen) wrench set, but the...
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    Just For Fun Re: Omniduino - Tomy Omnibot hack!

    Nice work! This week, I am getting parts to build an ArduBot I have named A.R.T.I.E. Parts (and my BeagleBoard) arrive Wednesday! His controller will be a standard Arduino USB board until I build the...
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    Re: RX-64 Humanoid: Giger

    I understand this, but I first have to have 3D models of the Robotis brackets and servos to work with. :happy: I want to design one or more custom brackets for various ideas I have.

    8-Dale
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    Re: RX-64 Humanoid: Giger

    That may be true for practical assembly, but it does not generally work well with CAD. I'd like to do some designs that use both SES and Robotis stuff, and it would be nice to have one or two...
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    Re: The Ultimate Axon Thread

    I am having difficulty getting some code to compile for the AXON. I am getting a "TIMSK undefined" error, but can't seem to find the correct header to include to get this defined. I include...
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    Re: RX-64 Humanoid: Giger

    Hey Tyb!

    Do you have dimensioned drawings or such for any of the Robotis brackets? I'd like to design a bracket that can link the SES with the Robotis brackets/servos. I'm also working on brackets...
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