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Tech Thursday #027: MLT-JR Platform and Program Examples

The MLT-JR is our lowest cost tracked platform and it’s powered with an Arduino! Equipped with spliceless molded tracks, 32mm motors, and a 11.1V 2200mAHr battery this isn’t your garden variety desktop robot. To make getting started easier, we’ve assembled some example Arduino sketches to act as a base to begin your own robotics development. Motor Demo This example serves as a mo...

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Tech Thursday #023: Wireless Robot Control with an xBee

When you want to take your robot wireless but want to take it a step past R/C, an xBee is a prime candidate. The system works over 2.4GHz, similar to WiFi but what it provides is a simple wireless serial bridge. Meaning you can send a packet to the module and it’ll appear at the outputs of all xBees on that network. You don’t have to worry about subnets and IP addresses or any other ne...

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GitHub: Roboteq SDC2130/2160 Arduino Example

GitHub: Roboteq SDC2130/2160 Arduino Example

We’ve uploaded new example code for the Roboteq SDC2130 to our Github account. This example code demonstrates simple motor commands and ramping and was tested on our Programmable MLT-JR Development Robot (TP-220-002). If you have any questions or comments regarding the provided code example, let us know on the forums. Links: SDC2130 Example Code User Manual SDC2130 Datasheet

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Custom HD2 with 12Ft Mast, cRIO, and FLIR Camera

Custom HD2 with 12Ft Mast, cRIO, and FLIR Camera

TP-500-065 – HD2 with cRIO Control System, Flir, and 12 Ft Zippermast This is a custom robot based on a combination of our popular HD2 platform and our SD6 robot. Mechanically its a HD2, but with the SD6 controls (NI Labview and a cRIO.) A FLIR camera mounted on a 12ft Zippermast gives the robot unmatched surveillance capabilities. The standard SD6 control package includes a National Instrum...

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Update to the Promotional Robot Give Away

Update to the Promotional Robot Give Away

Due to issues contacting selected winners for the contest, we are giving everyone one last chance to win! Tell us what you would do with the robot if you won by posting on our forum. You must also like us on Facebook Facebook page. It will also help if you follow us on Google, Twitter, and YouTube too! The winner will be made public this time, so if you win, everyone will know it. Last time we tri...

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Introducing the MLT-JR

Introducing the MLT-JR

Introducing the MLT-JR Tracked Platform. The MLT-JR is available in two packages, the Tracked Platform TP-220-001 and the Arduino Development Platform TP-220-002. Both robots are based on our MLT Tactical Robot. They feature the same molded spliceless tracks and a similar compact chassis. MLT-JR Tracked Robot Platform Product Number: TP-220-001 Standard Configuration: MLT Pair of Molded Spliceless...

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