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The Lynxmotion AL5D V2: Putting it all together

The Lynxmotion AL5D V2: Putting it all together

So you have new Lynxmotion robots for your classroom, so now you have to build and wire them. I’ve put together 4 videos to help you assemble and wire them. This is not meant to replace the manual, but rather to supplement it. You can find the manual here: PLTW-AL5D-Guide-11.  Lots of new stuff in […]
Centering Servos

Centering Servos

Question: How do you center the servos when you build your lynxmotion AL5D? Answer: Best way is to NOT turn the servos; like that’ll happen! There is a whole section in the new manual that can help you teach how servos work, so check the manual too! You can find it here: PLTW-AL5D-Guide-11. One way is to […]
Wiring the Power for Lynx AL5D

Wiring the Power for Lynx AL5D

Question: How do you wire the AL5D Lynxmotion robot arm for power? Answer: You really have to make sure that you do this right, or you will damage the SSC-32U and/or the power supply, and it will not work. So, start by reading the manual; you can find it Here: PLTW-AL5D-Guide-11. Also, see the video below.  102 total […]
How do you wire the Lynxmotion AL5D?

How do you wire the Lynxmotion AL5D?

Question: How do you wire the AL5D Lynxmotion robot arm? That’s a lot of wires! Answer: Well, start by reading the manual; you can find it Here: PLTW-AL5D-Guide-11. Also, see the video below.      102 total views,  2 views today
Tips & Tricks for Building a Lynxmotion AL5D Robot Arm

Tips & Tricks for Building a Lynxmotion AL5D Robot Arm

Question: I heard building the AL5D was really hard. Do you have any tips or tricks for building it? Answer: Of course we have tips and tricks! Best one yet? Read the new manual; you can find it Here: PLTW-AL5D-Guide-11.  They just spent a lot of time rewriting the manual, and added a lot of our […]
How Do I Handshake Between Two VEX Cortexes?

How Do I Handshake Between Two VEX Cortexes?

Question: I have two machines connected to 2 VEX Cortexes and I want to make them talk to one another using inputs and outputs. How do I do this? Answer: This is called handshaking, and you will need two computers running RobotC Software, and 2 VEX cortex’s  to do this. Below is a worksheet that you can download […]
How do I Handshake Between a VEX Cortex and a Lynxmotion Robot Arm?

How do I Handshake Between a VEX Cortex and a Lynxmotion Robot Arm?

Question: I have a lynxmotion robot, and I want to make it talk to a machine connected to a VEX Cortex using inputs and outputs. How do I do this? Answer: This is called handshaking, and you will need at least one computer, Flowarm and RobotC Software, a Lynx arm with SSC32 controller, and a VEX cortex […]
How do I Handshake Lynx Robot to Lynx Robot

How do I Handshake Lynx Robot to Lynx Robot

Question: I have two lynxmotion robots, and I want to make them talk to one another via inputs and outputs. How do I do this? Answer: You will need two robot arms using SSC32U controllers, a few 4N25 optical isolators a few resistors, FlowArm software and some wires and a breadboard and you are ready […]
Feetech Servo on the Lynxmotion AL5D Arm

Feetech Servo on the Lynxmotion AL5D Arm

Question: My new Lynxmotion AL5D robot arm from RobotShop came with a new servo called a Feetech. How come my arm works backwards now? Answer: Well…. because the servo may be installed backwards. I know, you looked at the picture on the directions, but the first one may be wrong. When they switched servos, from […]

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