Dobot Solutions

DOBOT SOLUTIONS

  • Changing Home On A Dobot Magician

    Changing Home On A Dobot Magician

    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 […]Read More »
  • Dipping with the Dobot Magician

    Dipping with the Dobot Magician

    Pick and place and moving things around are staples of industrial robots.  Another reason to use robots in industry and automation is because of danger to humans. Robots can work in environments that are adverse to humans; especially toxic and/or adverse environments. Sometimes the best way to pick up an object is with a suction […]Read More »
  • How do I make my Dobot Magician talk to a VEX Cortex?

    How do I make my Dobot Magician talk to a VEX Cortex?

    Question: How do I make my Dobot Magician talk to a VEX Cortex? Answer: It’s called handshaking and it is probably one of the more difficult tasks when working with robots and machines. We use an optical isolator so as not to damage any of the equipment with incompatible voltages, so be sure to see […]Read More »
  • All my positions are a bit off… how do I fix them?

    All my positions are a bit off… how do I fix them?

    Question: Some of my positions are a bit off… like all of my above positions have a different Z value. Is there any way to fix this? Answer: Yup. It’s called “touching up” points and it’s very easy to do. It increases accuracy, and lets you get away without recording the same point over and […]Read More »
  • Can You Duplicate Points In DobotStudio?

    Can You Duplicate Points In DobotStudio?

    Question: Can you duplicate points in DobotStudio so I don’t have to record so many points for a complicated motion? Answer: Of course you can! It’s as easy as copy and paste. It makes your movements much more accurate too!Read More »
  • How do I use a switch as an input for the Dobot Magician?

    How do I use a switch as an input for the Dobot Magician?

    Question: How do I use a switch as an input for the Dobot Magician? Answer: CAUTION: NEVER PLUG IN OR UNPLUG WIRES FROM THE DOBOT WHILE IT IS POWERED ON! Always turn off the dobot first, and use the input output manual to plug into the correct port!  Wire it like this: Wire the VEX […]Read More »
  • What Does Dobot Studio Look Like?

    What Does Dobot Studio Look Like?

    Dobot Studio is the software used to run the Dobot Magician robotic arm. Here is a brief overview of the software, especially the “Teaching & Playback” module. Even includes a “Blockly” module.Read More »
  • Dobot to Dobot Handshake!

    Dobot to Dobot Handshake!

    We did it! We made a dobot magician talk to another one and make it start. We even added a VEX switch as an input to start the first one. It is easy to do, but one word of caution: Never connect or disconnect any wires to the dobot while it is powered on; always […]Read More »
  • Dobot Magician Start Up Procedure

    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 […]Read More »
  • How do I get a $100 discount and free shipping on a Dobot Magician?

    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 […]Read More »
  • What else do we need to teach CIM?

    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 […]Read More »
  • How do you use outputs on a Dobot Magician?

    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 […]Read More »
  • How Accurate is the Dobot Magician?

    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. 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 […]Read More »

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