What kind of computer (min. capacity etc...) do i need
and how to do the next steps.
I just want it to do something "simple" like picking up an object by moving the arm up/down or left/right.
I got a Starter Kit for Arduino 20-013-308
I begin to wonder if DIY robots are NOT doable for novice?
* There are 3 "chips" about 2" x 3" (1 of those 3 chips says "UNO … Digital PWM", another one has # "20-011-953 SainSmart UNO")
Thank you. But since the Sainsmart instruction is so long and complicated
I've downloaded IDE and tested the board by running Blink and it blinked.
But then after hours of searching I haven't found any instructions about assembling all the boards and electronic parts that came with the kit (i have only put the metal parts together to make it look like an arm). Could you help me with that please (some pictures or instructions please)?
I appreciate your help a lot since i have to go to the library to use the internet.
Beside the metal parts that i've put together to make it look like an arm and screws/wires, these are included in the kit: * 1 "Solderless Breadboard" about 2" x 8"* There are 3 "boards" about 2" x 3" (one says "CNC SHELD", one says "UNO … Digital PWM", another one looks almost the same but says "Digital PWM 20-011-953 SainSmart UNO")* 4 tiny "boards" about 1" x 3/4"* 1 small remote control "Special for MP3" * The sticker on the box says "Starter Kit for Arduino 20-013-308"I found some pictures online that look somewhat like my kit:the electronic parts: http://www.ebay.com/itm/US-Ship-Arduino-CNC-kit-UNO-R3-Shield-4-x-A4988-Drivers-/321991713978
the arm: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-6DOF-Aluminium-Mechanical-Robotic-Arm-Clamp-Claw-Mount-Robot-Kit-/182210607390?hash=item2a6c99391e:g:3~IAAOSwLF1X9NkZPert, the picture of servo ks-35 18 from your link is the one i have (the link is not in english though).
saw one that said "sweep" and had the coding (i guess it makes the arm move in some direction?) but the problem is i don't know how to put those electronic parts together yet. I hope you guys would give me some instruction please.
the servo's 3 wires have one mutual end with 3 tiny holes so i could only "guess" in order to connect it with the arduino board i would need to use the accompanying tiny wires having 2 pointy ends and which holes exactly on the arduino board i don't know neither
Is there a way for me to use the battery holder (with compartments for 6 x 1.5V batteries which came with my kit) to supply power to the servo
this holder only has one power jack (its 2 wires are soldered at the jack and i really don't have the knowledge or tools to "un-solder" them into pos and neg)
I am confused here because if i use one end of a jumper wire to plug into the brown wire then i would have only one end left to plug into either the power supply or the pin on the Uno marked "GND" but not both? (and also: my battery power supply box has only one jack as described above and no pins)
4) is it safe for me to test run the sketch "Sweep" with the servo already attached in the robot arm? (because i was searching online and saw someone was saying "don't attach the servo to the robot arm when you run the Sweep sketch" without explanation)
5) the kit also has a breadboard. Do i need to use it for my robot arm (to do some simple movement like picking up something (bending down then up)?
is 7.2V ok for my servo or is it still too high?