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Robot arm controlled by computer mouse.
« on: March 15, 2012, 10:30:26 AM »
Controlling Robotic Arm with Arduino and USB Mouse


Could you make a tutorial about this please 
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Re: Robot arm controlled by computer mouse.
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 03:20:40 PM »
I think it's simple enough not to need a tutorial :) On the other hand, if that looks too difficult, then complete $50 Robot tutorial, modify robot couple of times and mouse controlled robotic arm won't look that difficult  ;)
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Re: Robot arm controlled by computer mouse.
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 04:00:26 PM »
I made the $50 robot but  I don't know much about robotics and I love them but to me this looks really complex. I have no idea on how to make it work with the mouse and all the stuff. I don't even know how to program a robot arm. But well I will follow your advise but I would also like to learn how to make a code like the one used in the $50 robot. Is there a tutorial?
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Re: Robot arm controlled by computer mouse.
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 04:13:12 PM »
This is too different from the $50 robot to show you how to make the arm. If you're new starting out it's a good introduction, but that would be a first step.

The tutorial is in the tutorial pages on this site. Look for the "Robot Tutorials" link at the top right of this page. You'll see it there.

There are also some coding tutorials there. See especially the ones about controlling servos.

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Re: Robot arm controlled by computer mouse.
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2012, 04:19:33 PM »
Which one is it? The Data logging, The print f() function. sorry to ask this dumb question its just that I don't know much about this things.
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Re: Robot arm controlled by computer mouse.
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 06:31:49 PM »
On the tutorials page toward the bottom there's a link to member written tutorials. Look for ones with PWM or servvo in the name. They'll help you understand how servos work. The arm in the video had servos in the joints to make each part of the arm move.

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Re: Robot arm controlled by computer mouse.
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 07:20:11 PM »
thanks Joe and everyone   :D
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Re: Robot arm controlled by computer mouse.
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2012, 09:44:13 PM »
Very creative :)
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