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by curtis_layton
Fri Oct 29, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Kits|Other
Topic: Igor Onboard Computer Power Supply
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Re: Igor Onboard Computer Power Supply

Hi,

We use the latest available i3 Intel NUCs that we could get at the time. Your system most likely has a NUC8i3BEH NUC that has an Intel® Core™ i3-8109U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz). All of our systems we put in 8GB of ram and a 250GB Samsung SSD.

Thank you,

- Curtis
by curtis_layton
Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Kits|Other
Topic: cannot search IGOR device using Scope
Replies: 6
Views: 1473

Re: cannot search IGOR device using Scope

Hello, If the IGOR robot has been thrashing around, falling over or running into things, there is a chance that one of the network cables has come out of one of the actuators. Because they are connected in series, if one of the cables comes undone it can cause a lot of the modules to drop out. Make ...
by curtis_layton
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Kits|Other
Topic: HEBI Kit Router Reconfiguration Basic Info
Replies: 0
Views: 659

HEBI Kit Router Reconfiguration Basic Info

You are more than welcome to reconfigure the Mikrotik routers that we use in our kits to your needs if you feel comfortable doing so. However, it is hard to remotely support and reconfigure routers for customers so we generally don't set them up in custom configurations - we let our customers set th...
by curtis_layton
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Connet Lidar sensor for Igor
Replies: 2
Views: 1634

Re: Connet Lidar sensor for Igor

Hi,

Using a USB to Ethernet adapter will work fine in this situation and it should not have any negative effect on the actuators as it will be on a separate network.

Thank you,

- Curtis
by curtis_layton
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Actuators
Topic: IMU Saturation
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: IMU Saturation

Hi Hans,

The IMUs in all of the modules are set to saturate at 2G acceleration and 2000 degrees/second rotational speed. I don't believe we expose this in the API.

The IMU in the module is either a TDK ICM-20602 or MPU-6500, which have similar specs.

Thanks,

- Curtis
by curtis_layton
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Python
Topic: HEBI I/O Board (Rev C) - I2C and Digital IO Commands
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

Re: HEBI I/O Board (Rev C) - I2C and Digital IO Commands

Hi, One other note - the "analog" outputs are actually PWM outputs that run at 20Khz. To get an analog output, use a R-C low pass filter to remove the carrier frequency. Here is some general information about how this works: https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/technical-articles/low-pass-filter-a-pwm-s...
by curtis_layton
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Network topology discovery
Replies: 7
Views: 2660

Re: Network topology discovery

Hi, There is not really an easy way to determine the order. The connected group functionality is specific to the snake modules - they have serial connections between each module in addition to the Ethernet connection. I know Dave has messed around with using the IMUs coupled with some amount of move...
by curtis_layton
Fri May 29, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Actuators
Topic: Actuator Reverse Polarity Protection
Replies: 1
Views: 875

Re: Actuator Reverse Polarity Protection

Hi,

Yes, both the actuators and IO boards have reverse protection.

Thanks for the question!

- Curtis
by curtis_layton
Fri May 22, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: I/O Board GPIO Voltage Configuration
Replies: 0
Views: 1046

I/O Board GPIO Voltage Configuration

We recently had a question about configuring the GPIO voltage on the I/O Board. The I/O Board supports either a 5V or 3.3V GPIO voltage and it is configurable using a jumper near the power input connector. When the jumper is placed in the "3V3" position, the output voltages are at a 3.3V level and t...
by curtis_layton
Fri May 22, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Actuators
Topic: M-Stop Electrical Specifications
Replies: 0
Views: 827

M-Stop Electrical Specifications

There was a question recently about the electrical specifications for the m-stop input to the x-series actuators. The m-stop signal uses the two "extra" pairs of wires in the Ethernet connector. Using the standard wire color convention these wires are blue, white/blue, brown and white/brown. In the ...