We now have an awesome mounting solution for robot cameras and robot sensors available. Our custom made Gooseneck Mount is compatible with Bioloid brackets and works with all our Camera mounts. It can also work as a stand alone mount with the base or wall mount.
Not a huge deal, so no need to get hyper or anything. But we posted some new short videos on the Robot Geek Arduino-Compatible Sensors.
Some things that are cool about the Robot Geek Sensors are:
- Simple normal 3 pin connectors! No fancy special cables needed to plug them in.
- Standard hole patterns. Most of our sensors are on a 2 X 3cm pattern and anything that isn’t is still on a 1cm x 1cm grid. Logical right?
- We go further! Need an LED board? You get a board with two connectors (horz & vert) and FIVE colors of LEDs. Not one soldered to the board. FIVE. We don’t know how you want to mount this thing or what color you may want. What if you change your mind too? Here, take five colors. Just don’t hurt us. Or yourself.
- Cross compatible with all the other systems out there, Phidgets, Seeed Grove, Seeed Brick…
We now offer a full line of research cameras from low cost entry level to high end research. There is a choice for every budget covering a vast spectrum of needs. Each camera also comes with mounting hardware so that you don’t have to spend time building custom mounting solutions yourself. You can check out the full line of Robotic Research Cameras here.
Of course, the cameras and mounts are all compatible with our line of Robotic Arms.
Below, Andrew talks about the cameras and their features.
Finally, we have our gooseneck solution for mounting cameras on robot arms or for mounting stationary cameras or sensors. Goosenecks are awesome for quick and easy positioning without having to build complex custom mounts for each situation.
Today’s Kickstarter shout out is for RK-1, an adorable wifi arduino bot to be controlled by smart phones and tablet devices.
From the project page:
The RK-1 is a fun mobile robot, that uses an ad hoc wifi connection, which is controlled using your iOS or Android device.
The control board on the robot is built on the Arduino hardware/software architecture, which is open source, and the controller software and hardware will also be available open source. The idea is to give the community the ability to make Arduino projects mobile. There is no end to what you can do- you can add sensors and actuators to this fun little device and control it remotely.
I have implemented a new and amazing way of controlling the robot using swipe gestures.
Forum member tom_chang79 is back with a vengeance! He’s using micro-servos driven by an ARC-32 powered by a 4S LiPo battery for his newest creation – a Octapod that’s super small! Tom bought himself a 3D printer to help teach himself CAD, and he used his new found knowledge to create the body of his ocotopod. He deisgned two custom chassis for his new octopod, he’s calling the OCTCHASSV000.
We absolutley love this little crawler’s movements. Despite its small size, the ocotopod has alot of power and character. Learn more about the crawler here
Looking for a treasure? How about a Treasure Box? Because we can help you with that. Take your projects to a new level of style and mystery with our arduino project Treasure Box!
Looking for a more rugged solution to our Standard Floor Mat Switches? Well we’ve got it! We now have four different sealed floor mats in stock in two different sizes, and two different trigger weights. These particular switches are a perfect solution for monitoring security points, inventory, and more. While the mats are most often used in security applications but it can also be used for projects such as interactive arts, stage triggers for plays, animal behavior tracking and more. They can even be placed underneath carpeting and welcome mats.
Stay tuned for new products as well as some new videos!
This Saturday, May 18th we’ll be at the Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire! The faire runs from 10am-4pm and will be filled with amazing and creative projects from the Chicagoland area, and beyond!
We’ll be demoing some of our crawlers like the PhantomX Quadruped and Hexapod. As well as some of our other robots. So whether you want to try out our crawlers or just chat about robotics, stop on by for a great time.
While we were at RoboGames 2013, Don Miller from Mad Lab Industries came and asked us to help him with a special project – to deliver up some hot tacos using a modified version of their Grasshoper Hexacopter. A short time later we had successfully delivered taco after taco, just like the mythical Taco Copter. But how do you top delivering tacos with a quadcopter? Why, you deliver them to Grant Imahara himself.
Today I ate a taco that was delivered to me by a remote control quadcopter. I love living in the future.
— Grant Imahara (@grantimahara) April 22, 2013
Check out the video below to see the taco drop in all its robot-y goodness.