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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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My ________________ doesn’t work. How do I get PLTW Tech Support?

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Question:

My ________________ doesn’t work. How do I get PLTW Tech Support? or What’s in the Purchase Manual? or How do I get…..

Answer:

PLTW now has what is called the Solution Center, and it can be found here: https://www.pltw.org/get-involved/register-pltw/program-support. There are many questions you can get answers to here including Hardware & Software issues,  Equipment & Supplies, and Marketing Materials. When you click on the email link it takes you to: technicalsupport@pltw.org but use the contacts below:  

The Official Contacts  for the Solution Center are:

Email: solutioncenter@pltw.org 

Phone: 877.335.7589

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How do I use Inventor to make The Flange?

Question:

How do I use Inventor to make The Flange?

Answer:

See the video below for one way to do it. It walks you through all the steps from hole cycles to profiles, to roughing operations.

The video below does not have any sound track.

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HOW DO I HANDSHAKE A LYNXMOTION AL5D ARM WITH A VEX CORTEX?

Question:
How do I make my Lynxmotion Robotic Arm talk to a VEX Cortex?

Solution:
The actual wiring is easy, and so is the programming. Let me break the answer up into sections:

Question:
How do I receive a signal on a Cortex from the SSC-32 (Lynx Robot) in RobotC?

Answer:
One way to do it is shown in the example below. A machine is waiting for a signal from the robot. The €œwhile€ statement in the program below is not necessary, just an added bonus as a start switch. NOTE THE COMMENTS BELOW FOR HOW THE WIRING GOES!

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How do I send a signal from the Cortex to the SSC-32 in RobotC? 

Answer:
It is definitely best to set a to either 1 or 0 and make it a Digital Output!  Any other way and the signal will be backwards. Notice that you can check the value of the signal in the debugger window.  Notice that there is only one =. This sets the value. == means compare…..

REAL2 Question:
How do I make it talk back and forth?

Answer:
See the picture below. Please read the comments too!

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MAKING ARCS WITH G & M CODE

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How do I make an arc using G & M codes?  

Solution:

It’s easy! The method shown here shows you how to do it with a known end point and centerpoint. The four minute video below shows you how step by step.

Sorry for the poor sound quality, but it’s real time during a lesson in class with a students example!

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