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DobotStudio: The Basics

Question:

How do I get started with DobotStudio? There really isn’t much info out there yet on how to use my Dobot Magician Robotic Arm.

Solution:

Well, first off, here’s just the tip of the iceberg…. more to be added as I figure stuff out. This robot can be taught and record points quickly and easily, and is also the most accurate and affordable educational robot on the market. Here is a start to some basic ways to get going with a really incredible software/hardware combo that is DobotStudio/Dobot Magician. See the tutorials below… Most of them not much over one or two minutes… Use Control + F to find what your looking for!

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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 switch using a servo extension cable. Always wire black to black. Use pins GP5.2 and GP5.4 as shown in the diagram above.

Then in the software, trigger it like this:

  1. Be sure that you are in “Pro” mode by selecting it in the top middle of the Teaching and Playback mode.
  2. Set IO_5 to be equal to one on the right side of the screen.
  3. In this example above, the robot will go to it’s “Home” position and wait to be triggered by the switch in Line two.
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How do you install the HSM Toolstore and a Post Processor?

Question:

How do you install the HSM Toolstore and a Post Processor?
 

Solution:

 
The trick is to have the right files and know where to put them! Watch the video below as Jim tells us where to put the files that can be downloaded at the link below. Be sure to unzip them first.
reddownload Download the Post Processor and the Toolstore
 

 
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HOW DO I USE HSM, THE CAM TAB IN AUTODESK INVENTOR?

Question:
How do I use HSM, the CAM tab in Autodesk Inventor?
  Solution:  
Do we have some tutorials for you! Jim and I put this together, as Jim has been playing with it for some time now, and we feel comfortable enough to put out some videos. Please keep in mind that these videos are only one way to get HSM to do what you want. If you come up with a better way, please let us know!  
 
reddownload Download the Inventor files for these tutorials right here, and then you can do them right along with Jim! This is a direct download…clicking here will send it directly to your downloads folder.
0 HSM: Setup: Toolstore & Post Processor 1 HSM: Facing Operation
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2 HSM: Roughing a Pocket 3 HSM: Roughing Multiple Pockets
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4 HSM: Island Roughing 5 HSM: Contours
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6 HSM: Multiple Contours  7 HSM: Slotting Operations
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8. HSM: Hole Operations 9. Slotting and Contours (Engraving)
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10. HSM: Fixing Origin & Rest Roughing 11. HSM: Simple Surfaces
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12. HSM: Complex Surface & Using Boundaries
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HOW DO I MAKE A CONTAINER IN INVENTOR?

Question: How do I make a container for CIM class in Inventor? Solution: There are many ways to do this, and thanks to Jim, there a bunch of video tutorials to walk you through it step by step from making the part in Inventor 2015, and then putting the tool paths on it, simulating it, and posting code from CAM software. Watch the videos below to see how Jim does it, then try it yourself!

   Be sure to download the documents that accompany them by clicking on the icon below the video.
   
Making the Base in Inventor Making the Lid in Inventor
Making the Base Download (PDF) Making the Lid Download (PDF) 
   
Making the Surface in Inventor Making the Fixture to Machine the Surface
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