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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...

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The Lynxmotion AL5D V2: Putting it all together

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...

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Centering Servos

Question: How do you center the servos when you build your lynxmotion AL5D? Answer: 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...

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Wiring the Power for Lynx AL5D

Question: How do you wire the AL5D Lynxmotion robot arm for power? Answer: 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...

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How do you wire the Lynxmotion AL5D?

Question: How do you wire the AL5D Lynxmotion robot arm? That’s a lot of wires! Answer: Well, start by reading the manual; you can find it Here: PLTW-AL5D-Guide-11. Also, see the video below. .youtube_sc iframe.yp{display:none;}The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback.Get the latest...

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What else do we need to teach CIM?

Question: What else do we need to really teach CIM? Are there any “extras” that you recommend? Answer: We get this question weekly. So here’s what we are going to do. Give you a preview to a Google doc that is live so we can update it on the fly. You will see it right below this...

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NEW! Lynxmotion AL5D PLTW Guide

Question: The guide for building the Lynxmotion AL5D robot is not easy to follow. Do you have any suggestions for building the robot? Answer: Of course we do!  #1: Robotshop & Lynxmotion put out a brand new guide that can be found HERE. The new guide is very easy to follow with great step by step...

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CalPoly Pomona: Factory Smackdown!

The new CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) teachers at CalPoly Pomona’s CTI successfully completed another “Factory Smackdown”.  See the videos below! Concierge Factory: In our factory cell an AGV stops at each of four stations, where a signal is sent to a robotic arm. The...

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