papous
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Experience with robot-core controller?

Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:04 am

Has anyone used this board? https://secondrobotics.com/product/robot-core-v1-2/
It sounds extremely good for robotics and sensing but there is nothing much since 2017

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mikronauts
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Re: Experience with robot-core controller?

Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:30 pm

I am not familiar with that interesting board ... I like its dc-dc converter (I use off-board converters or BEC's)

Depending on your applications you may wish to take a look at

http://www.mikronauts.com/raspberry-pi/pi-droid-alpha/ (10 bit 8 ch adc, L293d motor driver, servo control)

http://www.mikronauts.com/raspberry-pi/robopi/ (12 bit 8 ch adc, 24 digital io for pwm/servo/io, 8 core risc)

Both of them are available as kits or assembled and tested

There are some robot builds based on them shown at

http://www.mikronauts.com/robot-zoo/

Some were written up in Servo,

Full disclosure: I designed and market these boards.
papous wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:04 am
Has anyone used this board? https://secondrobotics.com/product/robot-core-v1-2/
It sounds extremely good for robotics and sensing but there is nothing much since 2017
http://Mikronauts.com - home of EZasPi, RoboPi, Pi Rtc Dio and Pi Jumper @Mikronauts on Twitter
Advanced Robotics, I/O expansion and prototyping boards for the Raspberry Pi

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Re: Experience with robot-core controller?

Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:03 am

Hi there, and sorry for HI-Jacking! Mikronauts, i have readed one of your great artikle and has planned to build a project based around 16 pcs of MCP3208 to one 74HC154. However, your website seems to be down for acouple of days now wich means i am stuck on my project. Therefore, i have to ask friendly if you plan to fix it? Plz do! Noobs like me need articles like yours.

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Re: Experience with robot-core controller?

Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:38 am

Nice 5V 6amps supply :D
The DC motors drivers are a bit small for me.
Now that the 3A+ is out, it lends it self to more serious bot usage.
Perhaps with scooter size motors, 100 - 750W DC brush motors are easy to get.
Not Robotwars bots but lawnmowers?
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Re: Experience with robot-core controller?

Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:56 pm

Hello,

Sorry I'm a bit late to the party, but I'm the owner of Second Robotics, I designed the Robot Core board. It is still very much a current product that was quite ahead of its time when first designed.

It was designed for 30 pound and under robots, that are intended for research into AI, STEM and vision based robotics, That being said it is a good platform to cut your teeth on if starting out in robotics. It was designed to work well with the Raspberry Pi.

Ya the motor controllers that are built in are 5amp rated and would not be suited for "Robotwars bots" lol, but none the less are still powerful.

Feel free to ask me anything about it, I will be more then happy to help.

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Second Robotics
Apollo Timbers

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Re: Experience with robot-core controller?

Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:39 pm

Thanks! Site should be back up later today, it was hacked again while I was away from my office (yet another wordpress plugin exploit)
Sauronevileye wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:03 am
Hi there, and sorry for HI-Jacking! Mikronauts, i have readed one of your great artikle and has planned to build a project based around 16 pcs of MCP3208 to one 74HC154. However, your website seems to be down for acouple of days now wich means i am stuck on my project. Therefore, i have to ask friendly if you plan to fix it? Plz do! Noobs like me need articles like yours.
http://Mikronauts.com - home of EZasPi, RoboPi, Pi Rtc Dio and Pi Jumper @Mikronauts on Twitter
Advanced Robotics, I/O expansion and prototyping boards for the Raspberry Pi

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