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Reviving Scorbot

I got this big robotic arm, filthy and rusty, with no controller. This project is about bringing it back to life and build a controller.

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About 3 months ago I got this new friend, his name is Scorbot. Scorbot was rescued from a junk yard by my friend, bought it for 20USD and brought it to our group for analysis. A quick check on Ebay showed that this type of robotic arm is sold for 300USD minimum! Adding the fact that it was very rusty and filthy and the conclusion was pretty much obvious - Scorbot is probably not gonna work. Well, if I'm writing this post that's probably not what happened. I've built Scorbot a controller, using an Arduino MEGA, to control its motors and get data from its encoders and microswitches. For the full description and code:
http://www.whatimade.today/my-name-is-scorbot/

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jcah.1988 wrote 05/03/2016 at 04:24 point

amigo tengo un escorbot igual a tu proyecto estoy atorado en el encoder cuantas vueltas da el disco del encoder por un grado espero y me puedas ayudar por favor

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amiravni wrote 05/03/2016 at 04:40 point

Lo siento , yo no hablo español ( Esto es usando el traductor de google )

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mcalhoun_2 wrote 02/20/2015 at 04:59 point

I'm a High School teacher with a scorbot er V pro without the controller box.

I read your directions several times but get lost in a few places. Is it possible to get 

directions in greater detail? Where did you get the 50 pin female connector?

Thank you

mcalhoun

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amiravni wrote 02/21/2015 at 10:22 point

Hi! I think the best way to make a conversation about the post is via the blogs' comments. If I wrote something which is not clear it is most likely you will not be the only one asking those questions :) - Just scroll down to to the bottom of the blog there's a comment section.  If you prefer to discuss privately let me know and send me your email with a private message.About the 50 pins connector - Got it on ebay like all other items. Here's a link for example:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audio-Video-DB50-50Pin-D-sub-Solder-Type-Female-Plug-Connector-Adapter-/390902034280?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item5b0393af68

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