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'[PICLIST] [EE}: Robotics expo'
2001\03\05@173239 by rottosen

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I just went to an expo put on by a local (Boulder, CO) company. They
showed their educational robot products and had competitions. Neat
stuff. No hard sell.

See  http://www.acroname.com/  for more information. Especially
interesting is the sensor section. IR, UV and ultrasonic sensors are
available. The most interesting is a Sharp IR sensor that measures
distance.

They sell some IC's including TI and National H-bridge drivers and the
Polaroid ultrasonic ranging parts.

I think that their pricing is reasonable for their specialized market.
They are good enough that the friend that I was there with has already
ordered some of the Sharp IR sensors.


-- Rich

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2001\03\06@012136 by Dan Michaels

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Richard Ottosen wrote:
>I just went to an expo put on by a local (Boulder, CO) company. They
>showed their educational robot products and had competitions. Neat
>stuff. No hard sell.
>


Hi Rich, I was there too and looking for you - [course, didna really
know what you look like :)]. What a pack of screaming 10 YO's, huh.

If you recall, piclist had a discussion about robotics entrepreneurism
a couple of months ago, for which acroname poses as an interesting
example.

They have been creating their own stuff for several years, but have
made a "l..o..t" of $$$$ in the past year mostly by selling 3rd party
stuff - small stuff you mentioned, plus Lego and the incredibly
expensive Rug Warrior [$600 minibot].

Makes one wonder whether robotics may be more lucrative than
PIC-stuff for small entrepreneurial types. I wonder that the 10 YO's
don't have more discretionary capital than the typical PICster.

BTW, I noticed in the paper last week that Mchp is laying off 400
people, and cutting back production about 25% -[or something to
this effect].

best regards,
- dan michaels
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2001\03\06@113013 by rottosen

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Dan Michaels wrote:
>
> Richard Ottosen wrote:
> >I just went to an expo put on by a local (Boulder, CO) company. They
> >showed their educational robot products and had competitions. Neat
> >stuff. No hard sell.
> >
>
> Hi Rich, I was there too and looking for you - [course, didna really
> know what you look like :)]. What a pack of screaming 10 YO's, huh.
>

Tall, thin, beard, glasses, intelligent face  :-)
I thought that the atmosphere was exciting too.


> If you recall, piclist had a discussion about robotics entrepreneurism
> a couple of months ago, for which acroname poses as an interesting
> example.
>
> They have been creating their own stuff for several years, but have
> made a "l..o..t" of $$$$ in the past year mostly by selling 3rd party
> stuff - small stuff you mentioned, plus Lego and the incredibly
> expensive Rug Warrior [$600 minibot].


Yeah, seems expensive until you consider the support they have to supply
to the aforementioned 10 YO's.

>
> Makes one wonder whether robotics may be more lucrative than
> PIC-stuff for small entrepreneurial types. I wonder that the 10 YO's
> don't have more discretionary capital than the typical PICster.


I think that this kind of robotics and the BASIC Stamp both have a
similar clientele. How do WE tap into it?

>
> BTW, I noticed in the paper last week that Mchp is laying off 400
> people, and cutting back production about 25% -[or something to
> this effect].
>

Yarrrg!



> best regards,
> - dan michaels
> http://www.oricomtech.com
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2001\03\06@123956 by Harold M Hallikainen

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       Anyone know of any service manuals for industrial robots on the net? I'm
supposed to give a short presentation on troubleshooting these...

Thanks!

Harold


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2001\03\14@102531 by Mina Nichols

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Well, we at Vesta Technology have our manuals on the net at
http://www.vestatech.com, but they're just controllers, not whole robots.  I'm
working on getting the new version of the manual formatted right now.  If
you take a look and have any suggestions about how i can improve these
manuals, I'd love to heard them.
(oh theres also trouble shooting info on our web site, but again, its just
the controller part).
-Mina Nichols
Vesta Technology

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2001\03\14@150927 by Harold M Hallikainen

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Thanks! I'll have a look.

Harold

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