Question:Do you have any ideas for ways to teach students about parts feeders in industry?
Answer:Imagine a project that incorporates VEX pneumatics, 3D printing, CAD design, and Robotics all in one! That’s exactly what we did here. I taxed one of my students with this “Going Beyond” activity: Design a pneumatic parts feeder using what you have learned in CIM class so far, and here is what he came up with! Continue Reading
Question:The Home position on my dobot Magician makes the robot hit the table. Is there an easy way to change what the robot calls the home position?
Answer:Of course you can! Here is how. Go to Teach and Playback and physically move the Dobot Magician arm where you want the new home position to be. Then hit the “+point” button for the position to populate into the interface. The right click on your position and click “setHOME”. This new position will now be the home position of the robot Continue Reading
Sometimes the best way to pick up an object is with a suction cup or vacuum gripper. This works especially well with very small objects as well as large, and provides a cheaper alternative to a mechanical gripper. In this activity, you will perform a chemical dipping operation with a robot arm using the air pump kit and a vacuum gripper.
- Go home
- Pick up the cylinder from the pallet
- Dip it in Tank 1 for 2 seconds
- Move the object and dip it in Tank 2 for 2 seconds
- Move the object and dip it in Tank 3 for 2 seconds
- Move the part back to the pallet.