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by slamer
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Radio Control
Replies: 7
Views: 4527

What kind of radio?

There are many ways to send control signals to a robot's drive train using either just straight RC control or by talking to a Micro controller or a computer. It would be helpfull if you would be a little more specific. For straight RC control. Well these guys have master'd that for just about anythi...
by slamer
Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Recomendation for robot controller
Replies: 7
Views: 5364

Robot controller

Mostly I've been playing with the BASIC Stamp 2 from Parallax. They provide a great little controller that is well supported and documented. The BOE Bot kit for example is an excellent way to learn easy mobile robot programing with resonable cost's and effort. At this point I have just started learn...
by slamer
Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:21 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: i know what i want,,but do not know what it is called
Replies: 8
Views: 5659

Motor speed controllers

There are several high amperage motor speed controllers to choose from. The most important thing to consider is the stalled motor current draw and use that as your baseline for your choice. Here is a page that has many links to the controllers We have proven in Robotic Combat. They are towards the b...
by slamer
Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Problems and Issues with Three Wheel Driving Mechanism
Replies: 3
Views: 3707

What Does this drive train need to do?

The drive train of a robot determines how well it will perform. A single motor drive turning two rear wheels using a Diferencial (a must have) will work. But it's manuverability will be limited in many situations. Basically it will have a wide turn radius that can make turning in tight spaces diffic...
by slamer
Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Popular Electronics Magazine
Replies: 19
Views: 7479

AC powered Aluminum magnet

by slamer
Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: How do you make R/c robotic Interface?
Replies: 4
Views: 3549

Radio control with the Basic Stamp 2

'Radio control with the Basic Stamp 2 'This program READs multiple 75 Mhz radio reciever servo output channels. 'by scanning the Pulse Width Modulation OUTPUT frequency of each channel. ' {$STAMP BS2} ' {$PBASIC 2.5} 'Variables channel0 VAR Word channel1 VAR Word channel2 VAR Word channel3 VAR Word ...
by slamer
Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Control r/c electrics via a pc
Replies: 12
Views: 6564

Actually controlling a mobile machine Remotely with a PC has a lot of advantages. One of the major ones is you wouldn't have to haul around the weight of the BIG computer and it's power source. The robot could still have autonomus functions and a small PIC processor or computer system to keep it fro...
by slamer
Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remote Servo / Stepper motor control
Replies: 5
Views: 1862

Servo tester

If you got about $20.00. This product might just do what you want. It's just a simple battery powered servo tester. Just turn the knob to move the servo.

http://www.robotlogic.com/product_servotester.html
by slamer
Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Seeking balljoint servo connector
Replies: 7
Views: 6966

Servo linkages and lots of other stuff

These guys would probably have the linkages that your looking for

http://www.servocity.com/html/mechanica ... ories.html

www.servocity.com
by slamer
Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Motor recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 4781

Motor sizing

Heres some links that should get you rolling Click on the tools link on this page for an online motor and battery sizing calculator http://www.architeuthis-dux.net/tcr-home.asp Or you can pull out your calculator and do just a little bit of simple math http://www.teamkiss.com/newkiss1220.html www.te...
by slamer
Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Battery Choices For Small Robot
Replies: 4
Views: 3687

You can try these guys

These online stores are reliable for many of your robotic parts needs including batteries

http://www.robotcombat.com/marketplace_batteries.html

http://www.battlepack.com/index.asp