robot control system

15 years 3 months ago #4257405 by jimsal
robot control system was created by jimsal
<P style="MARGIN: 0px"><FONT size=1>I've built 10 of my ECOW robots and am considering adding some autonomy. Ive experienced great service from the AX2550s and from your company and staff. </FONT>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px"><FONT size=1>I'm not electronics knowledgeable enough to build them myself , so I need a ready built control system.</FONT>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px"><FONT size=1>IFI Robotics makes 2 robot control sytems, the FRC (Full size Robot controller) and the MRC (Mini Robot Controller) </FONT>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px"><FONT size=1> Info on the FRC says use only with Victor/Thor speed controllers. Info on the mini, says " PWM Outputs will control most industry standard servos and speed controllers" </FONT>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px"><FONT size=1>1.Are you guys familiar with the IFI Robotics system? </FONT>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px"><FONT size=1>2.Is the "Mini RC controller" compatible with your AX2550? </FONT>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px"><FONT size=1>3.The mini accepts power from a 7.2 to 12 battery. Would I have to use a separate battery?</FONT>

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15 years 3 months ago #4263380 by cosma
Replied by cosma on topic Re:robot control system
<P style="MARGIN: 0px">We know of, but have no direct experience with the IFI products
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">The AX2550 accepts standard RC pulses, so it should accept commands from the IFI unit.
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">You can probaly use the same batteries as the one you use to power the AX2550. However, if your battery voltage is higher than 12V (24V for example), you will need to add an external voltage regulator. The LM7812 is a popular device that will take up to 35V and lower it down to 12V. It is available at most stores selling electronics components. Beware that you will need a heatsink to keep it cool.

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