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Arduino Due and Arduino Starter Kits Back In Stock!

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Arduino Due

The Arduino Due and Arduino Starter Kit are back in stock! These two new Arduino products were a huge hit, and now we’ve got more ready to ship.

Are you ready for the next generation of Arduino? Then get ready to meet the Arduino Due! This microcontroller board sports an ARM Cortex-M3 microprocessor – a 32-bit microcontroller runs at 84 MHz and has over 512 KB of flash memory. The Due also has 4 hardware serial ports, can act as a USB host, and even has 2 digital to analog converters. If your project needs some serious horsepower, check out the Due!

The Arduino Starter Kit is a great way to get started with Arduino. The exclusive Starter Kit Book will guide you through 15 fun and innovative project that will teach you how yo use LEDS, switches, motos, transitors and more! Creative projects like the Spaceship Interface make working with the Arduino a treat.

Check out the PhantomX Hexapod/Quadruped Mark-II!

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Our outrageously popular PhantomX Hexapod and PhantomX Quadruped have gotten a make-over! We’ve re-designed the crawlers in matte black Plexiglas, as well as updated the leg design for a larger range of movements. Check out our sneak peak videos below to see them in action.

These two crawlers are still powered by ROBOTIS’s DYNAMIXEL AX servos, giving them great speed, torque, and control. And just like the previous version, the new crawlers are controlled with our own ArbotiX Robocontroller, making them compatible with the Arduino environment.

The PhantomX Hexapod and Quadruped are two great ways to get into robotics. Whether you need a research grade robotic platform, or or robot to to build on for mech warfare, pick up one of our crawlers today.

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New RobotGeek I/O Boards are Here!

Monday, February 11th, 2013

We’ve been busy the last few months perfecting our new line of RobotGeek I/O boards, and they’re finally ready for the debut! We do a lot of rapid prototyping, and we’ve seen our fair share of I/O boards and shields – but none of them have been exactly what we needed. So we finally decided to make our own!

These boards use a standard 2.54mm(.1″) pitch 3-pin connector – just like a standard hobby servo. This makes these I/O boards compatible with standard 3-Pin cables and breaboards. You can even use a Squid Cable to hook a board directly to your Arduino! Also like hobby servos, our boards use a standard ground-voltage-signal pinout, making them compatible with a wide variety of sensor shields and interface boards.

Digital Input

Out basic Pushbutton is great for any project that needs a simple digital input. For basic orientation sensing, we also have the RobotGeek Tilt Sensor. This board has multiple output ports for the tilt sensor, making it easy to mount in any project.
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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.