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PhantomX Reactor Robot Arm Demo Video

Monday, December 10th, 2012

We know you’ve been waiting for more video of the PhantomX Reactor Robot Arm in action, so
here it is! You can our AX-12A DYNAMIXEL based Robot Arms moving in unison, performing a variety of tasks. This demo video shows the reach, speed, and smoothness of the PhantomX Reactor Arms.

This robot arm can lift 200 grams at 30cm, 400 grams at 20cm, and 600 grams at 10cm! With a 80cm Work area and a 300 degree reach, this arm is great for a variety of applications. And add an additional servo to give your arm wrist-rotation for even more flexibility.

Check out the new WidowX Robot Arm!

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Our newest creation, the WidowX Robotic Arm is our smoothest, most powerful arm to date! The MX series actuators provide a full 360 degree freedom of movement in the base, ultra-high resolution of up to 0.088° , user-definable PID parameters, and extremely smooth interpolation. The hefty MX-64 shoulder servo gives the WidowX very strong lifting strength in a slim frame. If you are looking for medium lifting strength and desire smooth control, high accuracy and repeatability the WidowX is a great mid-level arm choice.

Learn more about the arm here, and stay tuned for videos of this arm in action!

New MX ScorpionX and WidowX Robot Turrets!

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

widowx Robot Turret

We’ve just updated our WidowX and ScorpionX Robot Turret from the DYNAMIXEL RX line to the new MX line. These new servos have almost 4 times the resolution of their predecessors! That’s .088° resolution! These turrets have silky smooth movement and still sport impressive torque. And because the new MX servos have a full 360 rotation you get more pan coverage than ever before!

Since all our turrets are built with the Arduino compatible Arbotix Robocontroller, you can leverage the power of the Arduino environment to customize your turret. You can control the turret using a PC, a XBee device (like the Arbotix Commander), or even make it fully autonomous! And because these servos run at 12v and use a 3-pin TTL connection, they’re fully compatible with AX-12 and AX-18, making expanding your turret even easier.

These turrets are perfect for projects ranging from photography to Paintball Turrets and more! With our open source software, the sky is the limit!

Check Out the PhantomX Reactor Arm Product Feature Video!

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Our new PhantomX Reactor Arm has some amazing features and specs, as shown in our new video. This arm uses the Arduino Compatible Arbotix Robocontroller to control its array of AX-12 Dynamixel servos. These servos allow the arm to lift 200 grams at 30cm, 400 grams at 20cm, and 600 grams at 10cm! With a 80cm Work area and a 300 degree reach, this arm is great for a variety of applications. And add an additional servo to give your arm wrist-rotation for even more flexibility.

Take a Sneak Peak at the PhantomX Quadruped

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

The PhantomX Quadruped just crawled into the store and we wanted to share a quick sneak peak of what it’s capable of. Check out this video of our Quad strafing around the warehouse like it owns the place. Stay tuned for more videos and information about this awesome robot.

New Robot Gearhead Motors

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Robot DC Gearhead Motor - 6v 180rpm w/ Encoder

The Trossen Engineering team goes through a lot of motors, so we have pretty high expectations of any motors we want to put in a robot. Well our new Robot DC Gearhead Motors w/ Encoder meet and blow past those expectations!

These motors are perfect for robots weighing 2-5 lbs, and the RPM allows them to pair perfectly with 3-4″ Wheels. Each of our motors have an integrated encoder to help calculate odometry data so these motors will help get your robotic rover up and running in no time!

Check out the video to see one of our test ‘bots zipping around the warehouse.

New RobotGeek Voltage Dividers are in the Store!

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

RobotGeek Voltage Divider

Developed in-house, the RobotGeek Voltage Divider is a great little board that will make it easy to connect analog sensors up to our Arduino. Just about any analog sensor, like out Force, pressure, and flex sensors can be used with the Voltage Divider.

The three pin voltage divider can easily connect directly to the arduino, or attached to a breakout shield. Your sensor can connect to the voltage divider using the 2-pin male header, or the screw terminals. Finally, the built in potentiometer will let you adjust the circuit’s sensitivity.

Check out the product page for a wiring diagram and PCB files.

Firgelli Linear Actuators Back In Stock!

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Firgelli l12 linear actuator

We know you’ve been waiting for them, and we’ve finally have the 100:1 100mm mini linear actuator and the 210:1 100mm mini linear actuator back in stock! These linear actuators will fit in the tightest of spaces, and can be controlled via a PWM, voltage or current! And don’t forget that each actuator has a built in potentiometer to give you positional feedback making these actuators are great for all sorts of precision projects.

Fancy display case not included.

New Solenoids are Here!

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Coils are awesome. Ignition coils, Tesla Coils and Coilguns to name a few. But our new favorite coils are the ones in our New Solenoids. These solenoids will move their shaft in and out as you apply a voltage to them – they’re incredibly easy to use and amazingly useful for projects ranging from locking mechanisms to home brew pinball machines.

The smallest solenoid can fit into the tiniest of project boxes, while the largest one can move a whopping 7.5 lbs. And right in between, the medium solenoid is a great compromise between size and strength. We have a Strength Chart of all the solenoids at different voltages, as well as technical drawings and 3D .stp files available on the product pages.

Check our video for more information and to see the incredible feats of strength these solenoids can perform.

New Flex Sensors and Power Converters

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

We really love our Flex Sensors – just by bending the sensor, you can feed control data into your Arduino. In fact we love them so much, we’re adding 2.2 Inch Flex Sensors to our catalog as well. This sensor’s diminutive size makes it great for all sorts of small spaces and projects.


We know that power connectors can be a pain, especially when your in the prototyping phase. Loose wires and alligator clips can be messy and dangerous while soldering in power cables tethers your project to your power supply. Get the best of both worlds with the Power Converter 6 in 1 Pack. This pack has several DC power jacks that have screw terminals – making it easy to add them onto your project.