Last week ROBOTIS gave us a sneak peak of their new DYNAMIXEL PROline, and this week they’ve given us some solid specs on these awesome new actuators. This spec page has almost everything you need to know about the three new servos as well as PDF dimensional drawings. Here’s some of the highlights:
42 x 42 x 84mm
54 x 54 x 108mm
54 x 54 x 126mm
You read right, 399kg-cm! That’s almost 4 times the torque of an EX-106!
Some other features of the servos include:
- 1,000 pulse incremental encoder before gear reduction
- 4,096 step absolute encoder after gear reduction
- Electrical current sensing based control
- Internal temperature sensing
- Position-based command
- Torque-based command
- Speed-based command
- Cycloid type detachable reduction gear (Straight, Right Angle, Belt)
- Various communication physical layer (RS-485, CAN, TTL, Ethercat)
- Various optional frames
We know what’s on our wishlist for 2013, the DYNAMIXEL PROs!
We’re constantly talking about new technologies, products and media that relate to robotics. Now, we’ve decided to let you in on the conversation, and to take a peek at the things that are piquing our interest.
In this episode of Trossen Robotics Shop Talk, we focused on the amazing Raspberry Pi, and the evolution of embedded computers. The recent progress from the larger SBCs to the smaller boards that are blurring the line between linux computers and microcontrollers has opened up whole new worlds to professional and hobby roboticists. . The effect that these smaller computers have on projects is evident in some of Matt’s early Robot Prototypes, as he shares in the video.
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.
Something new is brewing at ROBOTIS and we’re really excited! The new DYNAMIXEL PRO actuators will be the strongest, most precise DYNAMIXELs to date, and have been designed with full scaled robots in mind. Some of the things we’ve learned about them include -
-10x Higher Torque/Precision over the DXL series -Uses a Novel Gear Reduction System -Current Based Torque Control -Supports multiple communication protocols including CAN-Bus and RS-485
We’ll keep you posted as we learn more details about these amazing actuators. And once these actuators are available, look out for some awesome new Interbotix Labs products based around them.
Robot Bootcamp is our newest series and a great place to get started in the world of robotics.
In this primer video Matt and Andrew talk about different materials and manufacturing methods associated with them. They mention different kinds of plastics, metals, and when to use them for different kinds of robots. If you’ve ever wondered about creating custom parts for your robots and projects, this video is a great place to start.
Future videos will cover basic robotic concepts, common pitfalls, general practices and more!
If you have any comments on our Bootcamp Video, or questions for future videos, leave a comment below!
We know you’ve missed the TRC contest, so we’re bringing it back! And this time you can win one of our new Reactor or Pincher arms! Just submit a project to get entered into the contest! Entries will be judged on Ingenuity, Originality, and Presentation, so be sure to make those project pages shine! Check out all of the rules here.
The latest episode of TRTV follows the design and production process of our new robotic arm, the PhantomX Reactor. This behind the scenes look will show you everything from our initial design considerations and manufacturing problems to our test code and info on our inverse kinematics engine.
Have you ever wanted one place to post all of the info on your Projects in one centralized place? Well with the new Robot Projects Page you’ll have just that! Add information about your project, as well as links to your forum/gallery posts related to your project. To celebrate the tool’s launch, we’re giving the first 50 individuals who upload a Project a $10 Trossen Robotics Gift Certificate!
We’ve added a new Community Video Tool so that you can add and show off your favorite videos. Just upload your video to your favorite video hosting service, and put the URL into our tool. The video will be added to the main repository of videos, as well as your profile page.
Life can’t always be glitter and robots – there’s a lot more that goes on here at Trossen Robotics. Get some insight into our shipping process, our quality tripods, our fine music choices and our new prototype camera dolly systems in our latest video.
We’re proud to unveil our new arms, the PhantomX Reactor Robot Arm and its little brother the PhantomX Pincher Robot Arm. These arms are based around the Dynamixel AX-12 Robot Servos and are controlled with the Arbotix RoboController, so you have an amazing amount of control over these arms. The Reactor Arm also has a ‘Wrist Rotate’ option, to add another level of functionality to your arm.
Stay tuned for more videos about the design of this arm, as well as examples of all of the amazing things it can do.