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    Re: Thoughts on hardware/software platforms

    Copy paste template
    a) ros test platform
    b) ros setup for motor cotnroller and dynmaxies in wheel mode
    c) arbotix controller, dynamixel servos and frames, 4WD drive base, motor controller, MC...
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    Thoughts on hardware/software platforms

    Hi guys, I want to understand what’s robot hardware/software is popular/best and why, for my own robotics work. It would be a great help to get some insight/advice on what others use and why!

    a)...
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    Re: 3D Printer Knowlege and advice for upgrading

    On further investigation. I think building a heated chamber is probably the worth a try before buying a new printer.

    This example http://reprap.org/wiki/Heated_Build_Chamber uses the same printer...
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    Re: 3D Printer Knowlege and advice for upgrading

    Most of my print failures are bed adhesion, either at the beginning, or later warping, which the print head then drives through and rips off the print!!!

    The other issue is the software was very...
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    3D Printer Knowlege and advice for upgrading

    Hi,

    I got into 3D printing fairly early on, I got a RapMan from bits from bytes. The printer is getting a bit old now, its discontinued along with the software. I have heard/hope that current...
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    Project Re: Quad Robot - ArdDog

    PS can some one tell me how to resize the linked image? Or do I need to upload here at a different resolution
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    Project Re: Quad Robot - ArdDog

    With things going wrong after the first day I didn't have much to report so here is a final update of how the whole thing went.

    Day1:
    The first day started well I prototyped the leg and quickly...
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    Project Re: Quad Robot - ArdDog

    Hi Gonzo,

    The servos are cirrus 601s 6.5kg/cm standard servos (there is also and re-branded tower hobby version as well).

    Paul
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    Project Quad Robot - ArdDog

    Hi Everyone,

    I am starting an challenging project this weekend to build a 4 legged walking robot in 24 hours.
    I am blogging about it here: http://emprobotics.wordpress.com/
    Please feel free...
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    Re: Problem Using Numpy with Eclipse + pydev

    Doing a "locate numpy" shows that numpy is under dist-packages at
    /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/

    In eclipse numpy is not in the System-Pythonpath explicitly, I think its under one of these...
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    Re: Who uses what cad program?

    I use Alibre Design, I find it good now I have got the hang of. I purchaced as it was the best affordable CAD package I found, £100 compared to £1000-£3000 a year.
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    Re: Problem Using Numpy with Eclipse + pydev

    Hi iamscottym

    So good new defiantly possible
    I have just tried it on my setup and I can get numpy to work. Using the following
    from numpy import *
    a = arange(10)
    print a

    Bad news is Im not...
  13. Thread: PiRobot at HBRC

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    Re: PiRobot at HBRC

    Thanks for the explanation, that makes a lot more sense now.

    I have ordered a new wireless adaptor as my current one dosen't play nice with my new router (was very flakey anyway). So with any...
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    Re: Maxwell: A Mobile Manipulator

    Looks really cool, and some very very nice servos :-)
    How hard is it to get ROS working with your own gripper?
    What library will you/ can you use for that?
  15. Thread: PiRobot at HBRC

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    Re: PiRobot at HBRC

    Really good talk, it was really good to highlight the most useful packages and what they do. I had a go a ROS over Christmas to see if it was easy to build a simulator for a robot. I found the system...
  16. Thread: CAD Designs

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    Just For Fun Re: CAD Designs

    Hi elaughlin, you might want to try alibre design cad package (it has a free trial you can use). Its got a really useful assemblies mode where you can import your parts then see how they fit...
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    Re: servo control via bluetooth or wifi

    Hi monsieurpo.

    Servo Stuff:
    http://www.arduino.cc/playground/ComponentLib/Servo
    http://principialabs.com/arduino-serial-servo-control/

    The code on these sides should work code on your axon...
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    Question(s) Re: PDA Controller robot design questions

    If your PDA has a usb host port on it, you can use one of the USB->I2C by FTDI. That is what I used to test I2C devices on via my pc (including a nice I2C compas :-) ). That unit comes up as a...
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    Contest Entry Re: Wall-E? Bluetoothed!

    Hi djsures,

    I am building an autonomous Walle, inspired from your build. I have got as far as putting in all the servos, and wiring up to a micro the system. I am about to start work on...
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    Re: Books with robot designs?

    Hi dantaylor129,

    I will agree with the others about new technology. However if you do want a book I have "robot builders bonanza" a I found it useful as a concise guide on the basics, motors,...
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    Re: Good Entry level 3d cad prototyping tool

    In windows it would be rightclick>createnew>textfile , then enter the code on the website into the file. Then you need to rename the file 72dpi.rb, if you can do this you need to find "folder...
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    Re: Good Entry level 3d cad prototyping tool

    I looked for free CAD software a while back. I have stuck with google sketchup at the moment, but you may grow out of it for simple things.

    Another free one I found as medusa4 which is a free cad...
  23. Thread: IR lasers

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    Question(s) Re: IR lasers

    Thanks for the responses.

    Sienna, thanks for some of the specs. With saftey, can any laser blind you or is there is a power threshold. If so do you think I could meet my specs of about 4-8meters...
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    Question(s) IR lasers

    Hi All,

    I am planning on building a lidar sensor system for my robot, similar to this sort of scanning (http://www.david-laserscanner.com/) . I have had a look at the lidar thread, and read...
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    News/Announcement Re: Skynet Research wants YOU!

    Dam my slow typing , lol nice one Sopzman
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    News/Announcement Re: Skynet Research wants YOU!

    I think its a hoax to generate interest in the new Terminator movie "Terminator Salvation" coming out on the 5 of June. What gives it away is the links at the bottom "Terms and Considitions" &...
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    Re: Flux Capacitors - errr - Flex Resistors

    Hi Adrenalynn

    Think this is what you want:
    max_out - ((input - min_in) * (out_range) / (in_range))

    I was thinking of trying them at some point. What sort of amplitude of noise are you getting?
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    Question(s) Re: Newbie advice

    Hi Changster,

    Sounds like you have been given a good set of sound advice. I just add my own option of starting this year.

    Hear is what I have found starting robotics this year. Skip to the end...
  29. Thread: Argos pr1

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    Project Re: Argos pr1

    Hi Connor,

    Really nice robot, looks like its coming on well and with lots of sensors to boot!

    You may want to consider adding a nvidia graphics card and then using CUDA (nvidia library for...
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    Question(s) Re: Has anyone use QTC pills for gripper sensors

    That sounds like an intriguing idea Adrenalynn. By flex resistor do you mean the resistive sensors stocked at TRC or some other sensor?
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    Question(s) Re: Has anyone use QTC pills for gripper sensors

    After purchasing some QTC pills, I can confirm that they react to pressure change. However they are a rubber like material and therefore don't compress very much at all to make a change. ...
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    Question(s) Has anyone use QTC pills for gripper sensors

    Hi All

    I have come across these effective resistive foam tiles that could be used for robot gripper sensors. Has anyone used these before and could give me some good advice on application?

    I am...
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    Question(s) Re: Can anyone suggest some good CAD software?

    Hi Guys

    I have had a try out the medusa4 software for a short while this evening, and happy to report that it has all the features required and is fairly straight froward to use. Looks to have...
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    Question(s) Re: Can anyone suggest some good CAD software?

    Thanks for the input.

    Ok heres my progress:

    Alibre - Looks like a great piece of software, very professional. Tried installing in a virtual machine, however the graphics in the window dont...
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    Question(s) Can anyone suggest some good CAD software?

    What CAD software does everyone use to design robots?

    Can anyone suggest one a good free CAD tool that preferably runs on linux to make some simple designs with?

    Im looking to design simple...
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    Re: FPGA Development Board

    Wow Adrenalynn, that sounds like a hefty piece of work!

    I was in a group desing project in the final year of my masters were we had to design a hard disk tester. It had to read raw HDD data at...
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    Sticky: Re: Introduce yourself!

    Hi Everyone

    My name is Paul, I am a 22 year old electronic engineer working for a company developing touch screens. I am a fresh graduate (2008) from the University of Southampton where I still...
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