Dobot Lab: Installation

Dobot Lab: Installation

Question: How do I install Dobot Lab in my class, and how much does it cost? Answer: Well… It’s free. It will always be free we are told! and to get it, you just have to sign up for an account with Dobot, go here: https://www.dobot-robots.com/service/download-center?keyword=&products%5B%5D=316 and download DobotLab and DobotLink as shown in the […]

Where do I get the New Sensor Kit for My Dobot Magician?

Question: I see there’s a new sensor kit for the Dobot Magician. Is it any good? Where can I get it? Answer: Jim and I have both tested this extensively and I emphatically endorse it! They connect to your robot effortlessly, and give your robot so much more usefulness when it comes sensing and AI. […]
Dobot Magician Spare Parts

Dobot Magician Spare Parts

Question: My ___________________ for my Dobot Magician/Magician Light is broken/missing/not working, what can I do? Answer: Ben Sawyer from InPosition Technologies has given us a pricelist of spare parts! InPosition is the certified repair company in the US, and they are the place to go for parts. One negative is that there is a $50 […]
Should I use Dobots?

Should I use Dobots?

So which robots should I use in my classroom? Dobots? Lynxmotion? Rotrics? Fanuc? Great question! Jim and I use Dobot’s exclusively in our classrooms for many reasons. One of which is because we wrote the curriculum for them: Teach and Playback and Blockly. Below we have come up with some justification for their use in […]
Where do you get the Dobot handshaking wires?

Where do you get the Dobot handshaking wires?

When you need a 700 mm Molex or Dupont, female to female, connector, what do you do?!?
The VEX Switch Doesn't Work Anymore as an Input.... How do I fix it?

The VEX Switch Doesn't Work Anymore as an Input.... How do I fix it?

Question: I used the Dobots last year to do activity 4 Using Digital Inputs (Here) and it worked great!  The kids are having a blast!  But no matter what I do this year, I cannot get it to work on any of my robots. How do I fix this? Answer:   Well….. My bad…. I’ve […]
Can Students Use DobotStudio without Admin rights?

Can Students Use DobotStudio without Admin rights?

Question: In a nutshell…we have been working on getting the software installed as a testing means and have no issues running the software in a profile that has admin rights. However, as I am sure you are familiar with…students don’t get admin rights to their profile…and so it prompts for credentials to run, when a […]
DobotStudio:  The Basics

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 […]
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 […]

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