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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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Mining Robot

Custom Mining Robot

This is a custom mining robot we have just completed. It features the following: Enclosed waterproof 4WD chassis HD Dual bearing axle support, chain driven, powered by 4 high torque motors 10 inch diameter tiller style tires for great traction Steel Roll Cage for protection from falling debris or turnover Full HD Video system with video and image capturing capabilities High intensity LED lighting ...

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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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Tech Thursday #015: 4WD with Chain Coupling

Today for Tech Thursday we are discussing chain coupling for wheeled robots. Chain coupling allows for a better 4WD system even if you are already using a motor per wheel. This is because each wheel is powered by two motors. It won’t make a difference if you are driving on level terrain but if you start driving in rougher terrain where a wheel might come off of the ground it will help immensely. W...

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Let it SNOW!

Let it SNOW!

SuperDroid Robots has finished the remote control snow blower! After the press from last years remote control snow plow, we figured why not a remote control blower! We had a very lucky customer that wanted one, so we built it for him just in time for winter. The Remote snow blower is a powerful 24V DC 4WD robot that pushes a gas powered snow blower. It also remotely starts and stops the blower, ti...

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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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Payload Demonstration: IG32 SB Omni Wheel ATR

Payload Demonstration: IG32 SB Omni Wheel ATR

Below is a demonstration of the payload capacity of our IG32 SB Omni Wheel ATR (TP-132-032). We’ve updated our robot kits to make it easier to compare the motor sizes and available payload. Please note that the maximum weight that a robot can handle depends on the motor type, torque, and the type of wheels or treads that you’ve chosen. The IG32 SB is one of our All Terrain Robots is de...

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New Product: 2.125 inch Mecanum Wheels

The four Mecanum wheels are each connected to a separate motor with independent control. The robot can move forward, backward and turn just like it would with four regular wheels. The configuration of rollers at 45° also allows the robot to translate sideways, and through a combination of movements, drive in any direction – even while spinning! Adjacent corners of the robot use mirrored whee...

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