Dobot Magician Start Up Procedure

Question:

What’s the proper way to actually get my Dobot Magician to connect to my computer?  What software is required? Is it expensive?  

Solution:

Number one, the software is free and it is called Dobot Studio. I am told it always will be, and it is updated regularly. You can install it on as many computers as you wish. Did I mention it is free? As for start up procedure, it is very easy. just watch the short one minute video clip below.  A couple other things while we are at it…. be sure that the power supply power cord is plugged in all the way; this is a common reason for not connecting. Also please heed the warning below and NEVER plug inputs or outputs into the robot while it is powered “ON”.

Never connect or disconnect inputs or outputs to the robot while it is powered up or connected to the software. Damage to the robot will result!

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How do I get a $100 discount and free shipping on a Dobot Magician?

Great question! Luckily the answer is, as always, “It’s easy!”

I just purchased eight of them for my CIM class after testing them for the better part of the last six months. I feel that they are so much more accurate and durable than anything else I have used in my classroom to date. Any questions please contact me. Also see the videos I have made about the accuracy here, and about how I used it here.

Just go to www.dobot.us to purchase your robot from In-Position Technologies; a real robotics company that designs, sells, and services manufacturing systems for industry. They are the only US based provider for  service and support for the Dobot line of robots. If your district is paying on line, be sure they type in the code: chrisandjimcim to get a $100.00 discount and free shipping.

If your district is using a purchase order, be sure to use this address and phone number to get the same discount. Just put the code chrisandjimcim on the purchase order. The address to use is:

Dobot.US c/o Christian Hunter

7403 West Boston Street

Chandler AZ 85226

Phone: 480.890.8086

The advantages to buying it here using the code chrisandjimcim:
  • $100.00 off.
  • Free Shipping.
  • US warranty work is done here in the United States.
  • They sell spare parts and accessories that are shipped from right here too.
  • US based email and telephone support.
  • Updated User’s manual.
  • Software is FREE. No Codes. Download HERE
  • Comes Pre-assembled.
  • Access to Word Doc Activity files as they become available
  • Access to the 3D print and laser cut accessory files as seen in the videos like the pneumatic parts feeder and the pallets.

I plan on writing activities to go along with the robot shortly, and will send them to anyone who purchases one through In-Position Technologies. As an added bonus, I will also share the files so that you can make your own accessories like pallets, AND pneumatic parts feeder as seen in my videos, free of charge!

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What else do we need to teach CIM?

Question:

What else do we need to really teach CIM? Are there any “extras” that you recommend?

Answer:

We get this question weekly. So here’s what we are going to do. Give you a preview to a Google doc that is live so we can update it on the fly. You will see it right below this paragraph. Be sure to scroll left and right and up and down to see all of the content! Links are live too!

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How do you use outputs on a Dobot Magician?

Question:

How do you use outputs on a Dobot Magician to do something?

Answer:

How about a grinding operation? See below for the basics. A full blown tutorial will be coming soon!

A Grinding Operation with the Dobot and a  Continuous Rotation Servo

This robot is the smoothest, speediest, most accurate and repeatable one I have ever used in CIM class… except for my Fanuc.

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How Accurate is the Dobot Magician?

Question:

Just how accurate is the Dobot Magician?

Answer:

Short answer: very accurate. To 0.007″ to be exact. Verified by an independent study student of mine using statistical analysis.
3bots In May of 2017  I purchased a Dobot Magician from an Etsy shop, as that was the only way to get them at the time. It is now available at In-Position Technologies here for $1499.00.  Use the code “chrisandjimcim”  or mention us on your PO and you will get free shipping as well as US based help and warranty service!
First thing I did, and when I say I, I mean an Independent Study student (props to Vincent Paglia , who will be going to RPI in August, see his info below!) was do an Accuracy test. They claim it is accurate to 0.2 mm, and our test on our robot proved that it was actually more accurate than that.  Try that with the robot you use for CIM class now! The only one more accurate in my classroom is my Fanuc, and it cost almost 15 times what the Dobot cost!

  For those of you into POE and “data” you can you download the spreadsheet with data points, graphs, ect here: 2017 Dobot Repeatability Data.  But this histogram says it all:
Dobot Accuracy Graph When all was said and done, our robot was accurate to about 0.18mm overall. That is 0.007″ for those of you in England… I must say, very impressed with the accuracy.

_MG_5137-4Special thanks to one of my best ever Independent study students for all of the work he did this year with me  with the Dobot. 
Vincent Paglia, son of Thomas and Regina Paglia, has been awarded a scholarship from SME. He plans to study engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the fall.  Vincent has played varsity and JV soccer; has played hockey at Center State for four years at the bantam and midget levels and for the high school as a senior; and is also a member of the Tech Club and National Honor Society.  He received the Rensselaer Medalist Award for outstanding achievement in math and science in 2016 and was also a Scholar-Athlete by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) while playing soccer and hockey. Continue Reading

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