Sep 25, 2013

Danbot, a New Robot Kit for Beginners (Sep 25, 2013)


Danbot, a new robot kit for beginners was put on the market by Asakusa Giken on Sep 25, 2013.  Beginners can move Danbot without using PC, but using just TV remote control and also can make program of the robot by using TV remote control.

The control board can move eight servo motors.  Following video is a 4 axis robot, Roopo type robot.  Danbot seems to be suitable for making a Roopo type robot. Three alkali batteries (1.5 V x 3) were used for the power source.  The control board is also useful for control system using TV remote control.



The specification is as follows:
Power source voltage: 4.5 V
Communication System: Infrared 36~40 kHz
Program making: Infrared romote control
TV remote control: NEC, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, LG, Victor, SANYO, SHARP, SONY, TOSHIBA, Pioneer, HITACH, Funai and other TV remote controls
Servo numbers: 8
Motion numbers: 12 motions
Pose numbers: 8 steps per motion (maximum)

The manual of Danbot 1, 2, 3 are described in the site.

Price
Robot kit including a base board, 4 servo motors, robot parts for walking and Battery case, is 6,000 yen excluding tax.
Option servo motor ASV-15 is 600 yen excluding tax.

Asakusa Giken is well known as hobby robot parts, sensors and kits. Remo Humanoid Kit/P, a new humanoid robot kit, was also put on the market on Dec 15, 2009.

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