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Offline sapek85Topic starter

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Help..how to control 5 servo motor for robotic arm?
« on: January 28, 2009, 07:50:15 AM »
Hello all, i'm doing a project with robotic arm OWi 535. Instead using controller, i'm looking to make it autonomous for pick and place application using microcontroller. My problem is i don't have any idea how to start to write program for each of 5 servo motor. I plan to use C programming.Please advice..Thanks in advance

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Re: Help..how to control 5 servo motor for robotic arm?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 10:55:39 AM »
What type of microcontroller are you using (or plan on using)?
What sensor do you plan on using to detect the objects?

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Re: Help..how to control 5 servo motor for robotic arm?
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2009, 04:41:15 PM »
What type of microcontroller are you using (or plan on using)?
What sensor do you plan on using to detect the objects?

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I'm planning to use microcontroller PIC 16F873A, with IC motor driver L293D. Actually, i do not use any sensor but my friend will use camera as the robot arm eye. He will send an input either 0 or 1 to determine the object is right or wrong. He using Roborealm software for image detection.

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Re: Help..how to control 5 servo motor for robotic arm?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2009, 06:54:25 PM »
What's the motor driver IC for? You shouldn't need one to drive the servos, as they run off pulses from a microcontroller.

Also, I don't have any experience with RoboRealm and such, but it can be used to send a signal to a servo controller (http://www.lynxmotion.com/Product.aspx?productID=395&CategoryID=52) from which you can control your servos directly from a computer. I have no clue about a microcontroller though. I'm sure there's been people on the forum who have done it before though.

Good luck!

« Last Edit: January 28, 2009, 07:04:11 PM by Canabots »
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