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MikeG's picture

So I want to start using python scripts to get multiple servos or groups of servos to act together. At this point I have some questions as to how to go about that. I have run "myrobotlab" by clicking on the icon and by starting it from a command line. I am NOT a command line kind of guy. I only resort to it when absolutely necessary, or when someone gives me those directions and I have not yet discovered that clicking on the .exe icon does the same thing.


As if from a Sci-Fi movie ...

GroG's picture

Had to post this because ... well, frankly .. its just plain awesome

 


Fred-X's current state as of 02/04/18

MikeG's picture

 

This is the current state of my InMoov from the Front. Parts are being printed for the rest of him.

Freds back with his covers in place.

 

 

 


My InMoov

MikeG's picture

This will be my first blog entry. Likely I will post mostly pics... I hope.

This is the state of my InMoov as of Feb. 3 2018.


Modifying a CYS-S8218 Servo

Ray.Edgley's picture

The CYS-S8218 is a nice beefy servo boasting a 40Kg of torque, which is very impressive.

However, this servo does come with one limitation; it has only a 90 degree of rotation output.

When you look inside the servo, there at physical stops at 220 degree and the position potentiometer is also rated to 220 degree, this suggest a lot of reserve capacity within the mechanics, and the manufacture wanting to prevent model builder from overloading the servo by limiting the range to a point it will always have max torque available.


Walking Robots Part Two

Ray.Edgley's picture

In my previous blog on walking robots I touched on the current open source walking robot progress.

Since that time there has been some progress, with some success. 
Gael Langevin has released a video of his robot knee in operation,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FG0sEBupAQ

Harland has also shown his robot taking its first steps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4LspxN14tw


CMUcam5 Pixy - first impressions

Gareth's picture

Here is some test data that I am working on to check out the capabilities and speed of a CMUcam5 Pixy camera.

I am using two interfaces to set the system up :-

1. USB plugging into the Pixy allowing the PixyMon Gui to monitor,adjust & capture objects (by colour).

2. A connection between the Pixy<> Arduino on the 6pin ICSP port (aka SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface))