motion control / servos / robotics

Started by Steve at fivetrees in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 10 replies

Perhaps the wrong ng, but I know I'm amongst well-informed friends here, so please forgive me if so. I need to become an overnight expert in...

Perhaps the wrong ng, but I know I'm amongst well-informed friends here, so please forgive me if so. I need to become an overnight expert in driving (smallish, DC) motors, with particular emphasis on smoothness and control of the acceleration/deceleration profile, for a mechatronics/robotics application. I have a background in PID control, and analogue/power electronics, so I'm not a total...


Reference about Network Topologys applyed to Robotics or Automation

Started by Sink0 in comp.arch.embedded7 years ago 2 replies

Any one got any good reference for most common hardware topologies applied to robotics? Topologies i mean, how the sensors or actuators are...

Any one got any good reference for most common hardware topologies applied to robotics? Topologies i mean, how the sensors or actuators are connected to the main controller. As an example, if the sensors and actuators are connected directly to the embedded hardware (for microcontrollers) or expansion cards (for embedded PCs like a PC/104) it would be a very centralized topology. I am no...


Electric valves?

Started by Buddy Smith in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 5 replies

Hi, I posted this earlier on comp.robotics.misc, but thought I might get more insight here. Sorry if you read both groups... I'm looking...

Hi, I posted this earlier on comp.robotics.misc, but thought I might get more insight here. Sorry if you read both groups... I'm looking to build something for myself and would like some input. I want a device I can hook up to my household plumbing to allow me to control temperature and pressure of my shower instead of just Hot and Cold. Ideally it would have temperature sensors and...


Newbie help needed

Started by James Fraser in comp.arch.embedded10 years ago 21 replies

Hi all, I hope this is the appropriate group for my query. Quite a few seem like they might fit: automation, robotics, &c. but I choose you...

Hi all, I hope this is the appropriate group for my query. Quite a few seem like they might fit: automation, robotics, &c. but I choose you guys, because you're popular... (like high school all over...) For my winter fun project I was thinking about attaching some "real world" true analog gauges to my PC. On the PC side I will do some scripting to scrape some HTML and determine how bus...


Want to purchase a Keil C51

Started by JJ in comp.arch.embedded14 years ago 1 reply

I would be interested in purchasing a recent version of a Keil C51 from an individual who is no longer involved with it and has a strong interest...

I would be interested in purchasing a recent version of a Keil C51 from an individual who is no longer involved with it and has a strong interest in selling it. I am a Java developer in my day job. I would like to use it for a home robotics project that I am working on. I would also consider other commercial IDEs if there are no sellers for the Keil - such as Raisonance. My project's ...


Do you think MLVDS got some future?

Started by Sink0 in comp.arch.embedded7 years ago 15 replies

I was making a research a few months ago to make a control system for a robot and after a while I found MLVDS. It seems perfect to be used as a...

I was making a research a few months ago to make a control system for a robot and after a while I found MLVDS. It seems perfect to be used as a network for communication inside a robot but I could not find many ICs other than transceivers for it. I have found 2 articles of its use for robotics application and nothing more (one is very new actually, it is a NASA robot). I could not even find a...


GPS modules ?

Started by Alex Gibson in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 32 replies

Could someone recommend a gps module suitable for use in embedded projects (pic and lpc21xx) , robotics and hooking up to a (laptop/pc with...

Could someone recommend a gps module suitable for use in embedded projects (pic and lpc21xx) , robotics and hooking up to a (laptop/pc with windows and osx drivers). Either 3V or 5V powered, ASCI output via rs232 or i2c or spi - (NMEA 0183) and under 10cm by 10cm (5cm by 5cm or under would be better). Start up time isn't a concern , up to a couple of minutes is fine Quite a few out th...


Asking for some PIC guidance

Started by Anonymous in comp.arch.embedded12 years ago 9 replies

Hi there, Apologies in advance if I didn't pick quite the right newsgroups to post this in. I'm a total newbie to PIC use in robotics or...

Hi there, Apologies in advance if I didn't pick quite the right newsgroups to post this in. I'm a total newbie to PIC use in robotics or motor actuation, however I'm very familiar with embedded development concepts (Assembly on embedded M68K FPGA, etc). I'm very familiar with languages like C, Assembly, and Basic. What I want to do is drive a 12V DC motor based on several sensor inputs....


Embedded Systems with onboard FPGA and 802.11bg WiFi

Started by allsey87 in comp.arch.embedded7 years ago 4 replies

Hi All, I'm looking for a small embedded computer on-a-board system for a final year university project on Swarm Robotics. I have Googled...

Hi All, I'm looking for a small embedded computer on-a-board system for a final year university project on Swarm Robotics. I have Googled around the Internet for quite sometime and while I have come close to finding what I wanted, I still haven't been able to find a kit/board/system which has all the features I need. The closest I've come to finding a kit that matches my requirements, wo...


Soldering a MLF64

Started by Anonymous in comp.arch.embedded13 years ago 3 replies

I am making a pcb for a robotics board and am debating the use of either a MLF64 package pr a TQFPK64 .the advantage of using the MLF64 is size...

I am making a pcb for a robotics board and am debating the use of either a MLF64 package pr a TQFPK64 .the advantage of using the MLF64 is size reduction. the question is: --Can MLF64 be soldered by hand using a normal soldering station. or should i spend the extra money to get it soldered from the PCB manufacturer? I do know that the TQPK package is doable by hand. --has anyone he...


Segway RMP bots used for sniper target practice

Started by Don McKenzie in comp.arch.embedded7 years ago 1 reply

Segway RMP bots used for sniper target practice Are your snipers bored of the same old stationary, predictable cardboard targets? What they...

Segway RMP bots used for sniper target practice Are your snipers bored of the same old stationary, predictable cardboard targets? What they need is disconcertingly realistic acting robotic ones! The Australian Defense Force and Marathon Robotics took a number of two-wheeled RMP 200 Segway robots, placed hoodie-clad foam dummies on top, armored the bottoms, and then programmed them to...