- Basic LED Attributes
LEDs are used extensively in robots, or any electronic device for that matter. The main reason for this is that LEDs come in a large variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. This allows for many different functions, such as simple traffic lights, to more complicated devices, such as digital clocks.
- How to Test LED Lamps
Anybody experimenting with robotics will need to know how to test an LED light. For this, one requires a multimeter and the particular LED to be tested. Obtaining the voltage consumption of the LED will aid one in assessing the required battery life needed to sustain the circuit.
- The LM393 Voltage Comparator Chip
When building a light sensing robot, it is necessary to include a comparator chip that compares the pair of sensors located on the breadboard. An LED is lit up depending on the difference in voltage between the sensors.
- Variable Resistors: Identifying Potentiometers
Potentiometers allow one to change their resistance and are invaluable when it comes to building circuit boards. Although there are many types of potentiometers, the one often used in robotics is the trimpot because it can fit into a breadboard.
- The Optional Features of Multimeters for Robot Building
Although basic multimeters are sufficient for beginners in the field of robotics, those who are more advanced may consider purchasing a multimeter that will allow them to test a larger variety of values in a more efficient manner. These multimeters are distinguishable through their optional features
- Measuring Resistance of Resistors
For any beginners in robotics, or even experienced individuals, being able to determine the resistance value of a resistor is important in building a robot, or more specifically an electronic device.
- The Required Features of a Multimeter for Robot Building
A tool that is necessary for all robot builders is the multimeter. However, there is sometimes an uncertainty as to what features a multimeter must have for building robots. Although most multimeters have the required features, one should still make sure before beginning a robot building project.
- Manipulation Robotic System: Manual Type Robots
Manual Type Robots, as the name suggests, require human intervention for controlling and guiding the robot. Having one of the most peculiar kind of control systems, manual robots are used for performing complex and arduous jobs. Find out more about manual robots inside the article.
- Classification of Robotic Systems
Robotics systems, an integral part of almost all manufacturing processes, are classified on the basis of their application. In this article we will learn about the main categories of this classification.
- Robotics: Scope and Limitations of Robots
Robotics engineers can design robots which can do a whole lot of things, ranging from delicate and precision tasks such as fitting small parts of watches and to the hazardous tasks such as fuelling the chambers of nuclear reactors. Robots are thought to be super-machines but they have limitations.
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