Posts Tagged ‘vex’
Question:The VEX hardware and software never seem to work well together in my classroom, do you have any troubleshooting hints to make it all work?
Solution:Thank Jim for this… He pulled together many resources into one right here. From start up to connecting, to flinging across a football field. Enjoy! Download as a PDF HERE. 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.
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 the website for the wiring diagrams. Watch this four minute video to see how it’s done! Continue Reading
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.|