Questions tagged [microcontroller]

A small computer on a single integrated circuit containing a processor core, memory, and programmable input/output peripherals.

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what is the easiest method to plot a temperature in my pc? [closed]

After a lot of learning, I'm launching a reballing business and I feel the need to have a realtime plot of the temperatures involved (ideally 3 or 4) and I have an arduino uno and a few K type ...
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Control circuit of humanoid robot: is it worth to learn and use ROS? [closed]

I am building the upper body of a humanoid robot for my M.Sc thesis project with 24 DC motors and multiple sensors (something like i-cub or Nao). I have basic knowledge of communication protocols and ...
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control circuit of a humanoid robot (something like iCub or Asimo)

My friend and I are building the upper body of a humanoid robot for our M.Sc thesis project. There are 24 DC motors in this robot. The thing I want to know is what is the best way to command these ...
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How to program an Inovatic USB interface?

In my possession I have an Inovatic USB Interface. (In Detail: UI-8x8 v1.1 2009) I would like to program it to do some simple stuff and things. I am familiar with C# Programming but from what i have ...
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Why can't i use different ESCs together on a multirotor?

I'm working on a diy quadcopter build from scratch and have bought a 4pack ESC from Castel Creations.While i currently have my quad up and running(sort of), from what i've read on the various sources ...
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What is a PID as is related to quadcopters [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a Quadcopter from scratch, I have a fair amount of experience with adruinos, and I'm trying to understand how to necessary systems work, and I can't seem to figure out what PID ...
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Using kinect for medical application but without computer. Is it possible?

I have to use kinect for an application. However, the final work must be mobile: it means no computer. Consequently, I thought using a microcontroller to handle data from kinect. But is it possible? ...
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How can one create a robot which respondes to input following a flowchart?

What are the most basic skills and components needed for creating a robot which gets two "yes" or "no" inputs with two push buttons, and goes down the defined flowchart and plays the relevant audio ...
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Robot Loud Alarm

We are working on a project where we want to sound an alarm if somebody is messing around with our Robot (e.g., the Robot is being shaken abruptly or the cameras/LIDARs are blocked). I am using "loud ...
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Matlab for moving a robot towards the detected block

the matlab code is used to detect red colored object, but i want to control a bot to move towards the detected object. just need a simple algorithm or idea, controlling the servo i will be able to do ...
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Exoskeleton Drive System Help [closed]

I am currently working on an exoskeleton. The exoskeleton is going to help kids with cerebral palsy learn to walk 4 years sooner than traditional therapy. Currently we are using 2 Ame 226-3003 with ...
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Cascading PID DC Motor Position & Velocity Controllers

I'm trying to build a robot with a differential drive powered by two DC Motors. First I implemented a PID Controller to control the velocity of each motor independently. Estimated the TF using the ...
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BS2 inconsistant pin state when connected to wire?

I have a BS2 mounted on a Parallax Board of Education Rev D. I was trying to use a wire to determine whether a control was pressed. however, whenever there's a wire connected the state seems to ...
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Does RoboRIO support Java 8?

My FRC team will recently upgrade from CompactRIO to RoboRIO. CompactRIO only supports up to Java 1.4. What version of Java does RoboRIO?
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What are some good cheap, silent, motors for mannequin robots and what kind of controller should I use? [closed]

What are some good cheap, silent, motors for mannequin robots and what kind of controller should I use? I'm creating mannequin robots that require 24 motors: 2 neck, 4 shoulder, 2 elbow, 4 wrist, 2 ...
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Role of Neuromorphic Computing and Quantum Computing in the field of Robotics and AI

I asked a similar kind of question some time ago (Neuromorphic Engineering and Robotics) Since then, many things have come to the point of revelation. A road-map for neuromorphic computing was ...
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A few questions about my first quadcopter build [closed]

I'm planning to order parts for my first quadcopter build and I had a few questions. Here is my parts list. I'm crossing my fingers that they are all compatible, and I'm pretty sure they are. I have ...
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Kinect point cloud + Pcduino. Will it work?

I'm a newbie to Mircroprocessors (PcDuino, for example) and I wanted to know if Kinect can be integrated with the pcduino, before I go and buy the board. I know in terms of connectors etc what might ...
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Where to ask NXP LPC1343 / ARM Cortex M3 related questions

I am a beginner to robotics and embedded systems. Consequently I have a lot of questions related to the toolchain and how things are going together like how to debug or how to connect a bluetooth ...
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robotics as a beginner [closed]

I want to begin robotics.So as a beginner what micro-controller would be convenient?Arduino or PIC?what type of robots can be built with arduino or PIC? Should I start from just a line-following ...
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Connections on a Baby Orangutang B-328 board [closed]

I am new to robotics and planning my first purchase. I'm looking at the Baby Orangutang B-328. Here is information about the microcontroller: http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/baby-orangutan-328. The pin ...
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Water depth arduino sonar sensor [closed]

Just like a fish finder finds the depth of the water directly beneath it, Im trying to find a sensor that I can purchase for the Arduino that does the same. would like it to check up to 20 ft at least,...
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Access denied during PIC Programming in Windows XP

I'm programming a PIC16F77 with ProPic 2 which communicates via serial port. As I don't have this port in my PC, I used serial to USB adapter. I'm using ICProg in Windows 8. I've proggrammed it ...
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Understanding Arduino bootloader

That is what I came to understand while reading here and there about flashing a new bootloader/understanding what a bootloader is etc etc The bootloader is supposed to be the first thing that runs ...
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SPP Bluetooth profile compatibility with phone

I'm building a project that uses a cell phone to control a microcontroller via Bluetooth. I've decided to use the HC-05 Bluetooth module. HC-05 Manual: http://www.exp-tech.de/service/datasheet/HC-...
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Continuous or Discrete

I am new to robotics and control and I have been thinking about how to deal with problems in real life. I have passed a course in control, but I do not have any idea about control for discrete/digital ...
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How can I interface my CMOS camera module to an Arduino? [closed]

I am totally new to the camera interface and usage in an Embedded project, and would like to use a CMOS vision sensor like this.This project further will be used to power a small robot with on-board ...
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Have bloodstream nanobots been approved in any countries?

A Google search on "bloodstream nanobots" yields thousands of results and just on the first page, many results of blog posts that date back to 2009. It is nearly 4 years later. I've had no luck in ...
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Making high CAN baud rates work

I'm dealing with a board that no matter what I do I can't seem to make CAN work over 125 kbit/s. I'll give some detail about the board on the bottom, but I'm going to keep this question generic. ...
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Should you learn assembly language for robotics?

I ask this since assembly language is really close to the micro-controller hardware, and what micro-controller would you reccomend. The bot has to search for object that I show it before and then I '...
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Need suggestions for object recognition

I am tasked with creating a system that will recognize fish pulled out of a lake. The system should be able to identify the type of species of fish. Typically, I turn to Arduino for projects like this....
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How do I Calibrate Analog Thumb stick? [closed]

Outline: I'm trying to work with an Arduino and Analog thumb stick to get values for a simple differential drive robot I'm working on. The Keyes_Sjoys Arduino Joystick Module I have in my possession ...
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How to control a brushless motor?

I consider using a brushless outrunner motor, designed for helicopters, in my driving roboter. How can I control such a brushless motor with my micro controller? Of course I'll have a separate power ...
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How do I send text to a Torobot USB device?

I'm trying to get the "Torobot" USB servo controller to work with Angstrom Linux on a Beagle Board XM. The servo controller registers as a USB device. The device just takes simple text commands, but ...
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Polling or Timer interrupt?

We hope to build a simple line follower robot and we got a problem when we were discussing about PIC programming. We planed to write a endless loop, check the sensor panel reading and do the relevant ...
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Assigning Serial number and GUID to a microcontroller

This might be a out of league question and may seems to be very odd.I am using multiple Arduino UNO boards over network and want to assign a GUID and Serial number to each board so that when ever they ...
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AT command in SIM900A GSM/GPRS module to find out originating address of an SMS

I am using SIM900A for some purpose and want to know the number of the sender from where a message comes. I am unable to find the specific AT command related to receiving message which give me number ...
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H-Bridge using atmega8 microcontroller

I want to use my atmega8 uC as a h-bridge. Can anybody give me the source code using C, so that the microcontroller acts as an H-Bridge.
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Beaglebone Black power draw [closed]

What is the minimum amount of power that a beaglebone needs to start up? This would be with no peripherals attached besides host usb. The getting started guide claims that it can run off of a ...
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PX4 Communication

Does anyone here know PX4 software? I'm using Eclipse to program it and I want to Open a new UART door and write on this, I'm doing the following commands... ...
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Learning about embedded systems [closed]

The last robotics project I worked on involved autonomous outdoor navigation, using a microcontroller for lower-level control and a computer for image processing and decision making. I worked more ...
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What are the signs that a servo might be broken?

I just got a kit and im not sure if its me or not but it appears one of the continuous servos might be broken. What happened first when I plugged it into the microcontroller, it made a humming sound ...
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How can I create a robot like the EZ-B using a regular Arduino?

I am interested in building a robot like the EZ-B, sold by ez-robot.com. It comes with an SDK for Visual Studio and has direct scripting in runtime through a USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, IRC or HTTPS ...
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creating a robot from ez-b or regular arduino [duplicate]

Does anyone have experience with this ez-b, it is sold by ez-robot.com and comes with an SDK for Visual Studio It has direct scripting in runtime and through usb or bluetooth, wifi, irc, https My ...
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Connecting More Than Six Analog Input Pins to arduino

I'm in the planning stages for a project using the Arduino Uno to control 8 distance sensors, and have run into a little road block, the Uno only has six input pins. So I'm wondering, is there any way ...
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How do I adjust objects on a conveyor belt into the proper orientation?

This is part two of my larger robot, it follows up what happens with the small rocks here: What kind of sensor do i need for knowing that something is placed at a position? Now i am taking the rocks ...
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What is the wire used for hand movement of robot called ? where can I find it online ?

I am looking for a specific name of the wire used for the robotic arm movement control and where can I find some of this online. I want to control it using the micro controller so please suggest some ...
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How can I calculate processing speed of microcontroller

I need a microcontroller that can process minimum 2mb data per second. How do I determine what processors will be able to do this? Also how can I calculate the processing speed in per second of any ...
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What microcontroller should be used for QuadCopter flight control and ESC? [closed]

I am working on building my own quadcopter from scratch. I noticed that many solutions available online use arduino, but I am not a fan of arduino. So my questions are: what microcontrollers should be ...
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Adding Rotary Encoders to an Electronic Wheel Chair

We have an electric wheel chair, and are looking to add a rotary encoder to each wheel. We don't want to hack the motor itself, so want to add the encoder without harming the motor-to-wheel ...