Beam Attachment Blocks
ServoCity's aluminum beams have become a
popular way to create
custom links and
connectors, and their new
beam attachment blocks
introduce even more
design possibilities. Like the
beams, the attachment
blocks are constructed of
6061-T6 aluminum for
strength and rigidity. The
beams have 6-32 thru-holes that are spaced to be
compatible with the 0.770" hub pattern found throughout
the ServoCity product line.
The beam attachment blocks have one 6-32 tapped
hole for mounting the block, and one 6-32 thru-hole for
creating links. The photo shows the beam blocks joining
ServoCity's new channel to the beams using 6-32 socket
head screws and nylock nuts. For a rigid structure using the
beams and blocks, tighten the nylock nuts completely.
For a movable structure, slightly tighten the nuts. Price is
ServoCity is also ffering new
Pillowblocks to make
it simple to integrate
a ball bearing
component into a
project. The frame is
constructed from 6061-T6 aluminum and the precision ball
bearing is stainless steel, ensuring that the Pillowblock
won't flex or bow.
Both dual mount and quad mount Pillowblocks are
offered in a variety of bore sizes, ranging from .250" to
1.00". The 6-32 tapped mounting holes are spaced 1.061"
apart, allowing for easy attachment to ServoCity's
aluminum channel and many other parts that utilize the
channel hole pattern. Prices start at $5.99/each.
For further information, please contact:
20 SERVO 05.2013
Wi-Fi Enabled Robot Controller
Robotics Redefined, Inc./Fedora Labs announces Renegade: an easy-to-use, full-featured Wi-Fi enabled
robot controller. Renegade harnesses the processing power
of 16-bit microcontrollers with 32 general input/output
channels. These channels are easily configured to connect
up to 32 servos or digital input/output devices.
Renegade also features eight ADC channels and two
quadrature encoder channels. It comes complete with an
external easily attached motor driver shield, available in
either high amp or low amp versions. With the motor driver
shield attached, Renegade can run up to four DC motors
with current and temperature monitors. This shield can also
be used to drive other high current devices like relays and
Renegade provides a high level of wireless control.
Upon activation, Renegade automatically establishes a
wireless network allowing for immediate configuration of
the I/O ports through a web browser. Controlling the
Renegade is then a matter of sending simple, intuitive
commands to the robot over UDP. This can be done in any
programming language on any platform including — but
not limited to — C, C++, Java, C#, PHP, and Python from any
wireless device (including laptops, iPads, and smartphones).
For beginners or enthusiasts who are not interested in
programming, Fedora Labs has provided a GUI that allows
the user to explore many of the features and capabilities of
the Renegade. For those who would like to create their own
control programs, Fedora Labs has also provided the source
code for their user-interface program, as well as other code
samples to serve as reference examples.