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 the manual too, especially about how servos work.
Here’s a few short videos to get you going!
How do you center the servos when you build your lynxmotion AL5D?
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 do it with a special tool called a servo driver. You can buy these on line, or at your local hobby shop. RobotShop used to carry it, but I do not see it there any more. See the video below on how to use one.
How do you wire the AL5D Lynxmotion robot arm for power?
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.
I heard building the AL5D was really hard. Do you have any tips or tricks for building it?
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 suggestions to it, so please start there. Next just watch the video below!