11 Blockly-Workcell Design

Download it! A robotic workcell is defined as the complete environment around a robot. This environment may include tools, machines and/or other robots.In this activity you will use a robot and a microcontroller system to recreate a workcell. Your workcell will incorporate all of the devices...

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10 Blockly-Handshaking Dobot to VEX

Download Often robotic arms need to communicate with other devices or controllers in a work cell, or factory. This is called HANDSHAKING and can be done between different machines, devices and robots. It is a very simple form of communication and is done with simple ones and zeros; or “ons” and...

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09 Blockly-VEX to VEX Handshaking

Download Often the process of handshaking goes beyond a robot’s need to communicate with another robot. In industry the process of have Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) communicate with each other, or Robotic arms can be just as simple as having two robots communicate. It is a very simple...

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08 Blockly-Arduino to Arduino Handshaking

Download Often the process of handshaking goes beyond a robot’s need to communicate with another robot. In industry the process of have Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) communicate with each other, or robotic arms can be just as simple as having two robots communicate. It is a very simple...

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07 Blockly-Dobot to Dobot Handshaking

Download Robotic arms need to communicate with other robots in a work cell, or factory. This is called HANDSHAKING and can be done between different machines, devices and robots. It is a very simple form of communication and is done with simple ones and zeros; or “ons” and “offs”. In this...

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06 Blockly-Start & Stop the Conveyor

Download Robotic arms need to communicate with each other as well as other peripherals such as conveyor belts or linear rails in order to move materials or products through stages of a work cell. In this activity you will learn how to program a robot to control a material conveyor. We will...

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05 Blockly-Color Sort

Download it! Sensors are often added to industrial robots in order for them to perform specific tasks. These sensors can be as simple as a color detecting sensor, or as complex as a full vision system that will allow a robot to be aware of its surroundings, or find a part and determine its location...

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04 Blockly-Developing a Cube Matrix (Palletizing)

Download Matrices come in many different sizes throughout industry and can be used in other areas besides robotics. Many companies will use matrices in order to efficiently store products and materials, so it is important for you to know how they work and how to program one yourself. It...

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03 Blockly-Pick & Place with Inputs

Download Often it is necessary for a robotic arm to wait for another machine or process to finish before moving with its program.  This can be done by adding the ability for a robot to read input values. In this activity you will learn how to add an input to a basic Pick and Place...

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