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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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Tech Thursday #019: A Fun Tracked Robot with a Arduino

We had fun building this robot. He may look familiar… We started with MLT-JR custom length tracks and added a simple shell and head. The motors are driven with a Sabertooth 2×5 Motor Controller. All the parts (other than the drive train) were made with our 3D printers. Then we gave it a quick paint job. We embedded two IR sensors on the front and put a Arduino in the middle cavity to dr...

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Tech Thursday #018: How to couple motor shafts to components

Today’s Tech Thursday topic is an explanation of how we make our shafts, sprockets and gears couple to motor output shafts.  There are several different methods we use depending on the application.  Here’s how we have the most success. Light Duty Torque Applications –  Set screw to the flat side of the shaft. All of our standard motors have a D shaft.  Either 6mm, 8mm, or 12mm.  We drill out...

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SuperDroid Robots on Science Channel

SuperDroid Robots on Science Channel

SuperDroid Robots Inc., Fuquay Varina, NC has been designing, building and selling custom robots for first responder, industry, hobbyists, and universities for years. Designing a one of a kind first responder robot for a top big city fire department caught the eye of producers for the Science Channel and is featured in an upcoming episode of their new show ALL-AMERICAN MAKERS. During the show Amer...

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New Treaded Platform.  Bigger is Better!

New Treaded Platform. Bigger is Better!

We have just completed our design of our BAT24. It uses a pair of wheel chair motors and a 4″ wide custom track and wheel system. So far we tested by driving Big Mike (290lbs) around including up a set of stairs. It is very impressive with abundance of power and torque. We will be offering this platform for our customers as a special order who want sorting bigger than our popular HD2 Tracked...

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SuperDroids in Action!

SuperDroids in Action!

Here at SuperDroid Robots we love to hear about how our robots and kits are being used. Whether it’s a tactical robot that’s keeping our men and women in uniform safe or a student project using one of our development platform kits. Tactical Robots One of our LT2 Bulldog Tactical Robots has been serving the Yolo County Police Department in California for over 3 years. Their robot featur...

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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 SDC2130 Datasheet

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Overkill Gun Turret

OverKill gets a gun Turret

We just installed a gun turret on overkill that now tilts two guns up ~45 degree and down ~10 degrees and pans ~420 degrees. Its equipped with a 27X zoom camera that lets you remotely zoom in on the target. We mounted two Tippmann A-5 Markers with electronic triggers. The custom hopper holds over 500 rounds and will shoot in full automatic mode (with both guns in full auto 1800 rounds a minute!). ...

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SuperDroid Robots at NCFATR

SuperDroid Robots at NCFATR

SuperDroid Robots attended the North Carolina Federal Advanced Technologies Review (NCFATR) hosted by North Carolina State University’s McKimmon Center. The trade show featured the best of North Carolina’s military technology companies. We also participated in the Ground/Air Vehicles and Robotics Forum which discussed the current state of technology involved in manned and unmanned grou...

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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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