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    Re: Controlling PincherX with Leap Motion

    Yea, it's sub millimetre, for the likes of this it works well, but once you start getting down into details you run into a few problems.
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    Video Controlling PincherX with Leap Motion

    I posted a few months ago asking for help with this. I got it to work a few months ago after a lot of toying around, it's been gathering dust, but I thought you would like to see it in action.

    I...
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    Re: Buying a USB2Dynamixel Adapter

    Thanks for the replies, been off work, so don't know if anything came.

    Its not really for pc only look more I can run everything from one visual studio console application without the need for an...
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    Re: Buying a USB2Dynamixel Adapter

    Got my pincher off ebay but I think it is a 10A brick, I bought an adapter anyway, again of ebay, UK shipping would take too long from here.
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    Re: Buying a USB2Dynamixel Adapter

    Im trying to avoid using any board, and do everything pc side, I really hated having to upload to the board, then run another program to connect to serial to control the arm, for what I was doing...
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    Buying a USB2Dynamixel Adapter

    I going to move away from the arbotix-m, just want to check what I'm ordering is correct.
    So I get a :
    http://www.trossenrobotics.com/robotis-bioloid-usb2dynamixel.aspx
    Then I need an adapter:...
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    Re: Feeding Coordinates to Pincher Arm.

    Ok thanks.

    Well that changes everything! Hmm, can't believe I've over looked that! I generally have it at 32, sometimes maybe a bit lower, I'll code in some variations depending on the distance...
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    Re: Feeding Coordinates to Pincher Arm.

    When the robot moves to a point, is it making reference to the tip of the gripper, or the centre of the gripper, or the 5th servo? Making progress just trying to set some limits, rather jerky and...
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    Re: Feeding Coordinates to Pincher Arm.

    I fixed it thanks, its working.. for now..

    Silly mistake was sending the header as "0xFF" as a string instead of just 0xFF so it was reading in the header as 4 chars 0, x, F, and F. Didn't even...
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    Re: Feeding Coordinates to Pincher Arm.

    Unfortunately not, 'in theory' this should work, and its not throwing any errors to the console, on occasion the arduino will send back "ffffffffff". Seems to do it some times and then just not...
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    Re: Feeding Coordinates to Pincher Arm.

    Yea I know that's why I deleted the post, I realised after I went back and checked, the output to console (you one you've linked) is cast to hex. So yea I was sending string hex, I'm learning along...
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    Re: Feeding Coordinates to Pincher Arm.

    I'm using this to send across the serial http://playground.arduino.cc/Interfacing/CPPWindows#VisualStudio2008

    Yes it wasn't working initially at all and I changed the baud, which allowed me to...
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    Re: Feeding Coordinates to Pincher Arm.

    Spoke too soon! haha, I modified the ArmLinkSerial to take strings of text and spilt them up into coordinates, so I'd send 010001000100 for (100,100,100), and that would move the robot.

    So I...
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    Re: Feeding Coordinates to Pincher Arm.

    Yea it just took me a while getting my head around it, getting there now, creating code in c++ now to send the packets over serial.

    thanks for the Help!
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    Re: Feeding Coordinates to Pincher Arm.

    I take it you mean this one: http://learn.trossenrobotics.com/20-interbotix/robot-arms/143-arm-link-sequence-playback.html

    Yes, it all works correctly.



    Have you heard of the Leap Motion...
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    Re: Feeding Coordinates to Pincher Arm.

    I think I'm making some progress, been looking around at the examples and the armlink java code, but for some reason this doesn't work! It simply outputs ├┐ddd }U and nothing moves? Any idea where...
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    Re: Feeding Coordinates to Pincher Arm.

    Very helpful thank you, I'm trying to get the robot to follow my finger tips, this should help me understand whats going on when I'm sending packets/coords.
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    Re: Feeding Coordinates to Pincher Arm.

    Yes I actually downloaded the arm link software and was messing around with it, I realised after you posted though that I also have the code for the ArmLink so I think I can probably cut it up to...
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    Sticky: Re: Introduce yourself!

    Hi all,

    EEE PhD Student here, research includes VR, Haptics, Robotics, Systems Integration. Just bought a Pincher robot and really looking forward to integrating it into my work. At the minute I'm...
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    Feeding Coordinates to Pincher Arm.

    Hi,
    I'm a beginner to arduino and arm programming, but have decent experience in c++, I currently have a project in c++ in visual studio that outputs (x,y,z) coords, right hand rule (openGL for...
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