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How to Home my Dobot?

If you have used a Dobot robotic arm, it is likely that you have “homed” your Dobot before. Here’s a quick reminder of how it works:

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  • Aug 2, 2018 11:44:12 AM

Dobot Discovery: removing attachments safely

One of the advantages of Dobot over other robotic arms is the diverse array of attachments that come included in the system. This robot can manipulate objects with a gripper or suction cup,  draw beautiful designs with robotic precision, 3D print, and even laser engrave! Best of all, switching between the functionalities is as simple as replacing the end attachment.

Dobot pen heart drawing

But don’t forget! The Dobot Magician has an internal computer, and just like your laptop, it doesn’t respond well when you suddenly unplug devices.

 

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  • Jul 18, 2018 4:07:26 PM

Dobot - The suction cup bug scenarios

As we work with our new products, it’s not uncommon for us to find small bugs and issues that we don’t see documented elsewhere on the internet. When that happens, we work hard to find a solution or workaround, and post it to this blog

The Dobot uses a suction cup attached to an air pump to create a vacuum seal on objects you want to grab, and releases that seal when it’s time to drop the object.

 Dobot suction cup

 

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  • Jul 18, 2018 3:02:43 PM

Dobot suction cup is blowing air out!

This is the strangest and most elusive problem we have encountered. I suspect it occurs when the Dobot attachment has recently been switched from the gripper to the suction cup. The gripper uses the air pump to both open and close, using both positive and negative air pressure. The suction cup only uses negative air pressure (or none at all).

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  • Jul 18, 2018 3:01:53 PM

Dobot suction cup doesn't seem to be doing anything at all

You may have received a suction cup with a missing/undersized/partly blocked inner hole. Don’t worry, this is an easy fix.

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  • Jul 18, 2018 2:55:32 PM

Dobot suction cup isn't sucking hard enough to create vacuum

When using the suction cup od Dobot, you may hear the air pump humming, but the suction cup isn't sucking hard enough to create a vacuum.

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  • Jul 18, 2018 2:45:27 PM

Autonomous Cars Firmware Update

Has your RobotLAB  Autonomous Car been connecting to Bluetooth, and seemingly connecting to Orchestra, but not responding to any of the code you write?

You don’t have a lemon, your car just needs a Firmware update! Follow these simple steps to get your car running again.

 

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  • Jun 8, 2018 3:51:45 PM

NAO Anatomy: Sensing and Movement on Your Robot

The NAO robot has 25 joints and 25 degrees of freedom, or directions in which motion can occur on its body.  (For comparison, the human body has 230 joints and 244 degrees of freedom, wow!)

Nao.jpg

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  • Nov 22, 2017 1:17:19 PM