Robot Arm and Control Software in VB

Aaqil KhanAaqil Khan Posts: 60
edited December 2013 in Robotics Vote Up0Vote Down
Made another update on my robot control and simulation software written in visual basic. I'm including some screenshots of the program. Added a new "statics" feature to compute stresses in the arms and moments about the various joints (in kg.cm) on the arm with different loads at the end-effector. Still working on the robot design in Solidworks. Need to find a good aluminum fabricator to get the parts made.

I've posted a video on youtube showing my VB program in action:
www.youtube.com/aaqilkhan

If you're interested in previewing the program, let me know and i can send you a copy.

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Post Edited (Aaqil Khan) : 3/16/2007 5:18:50 PM GMT
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  • ArchyArchy Posts: 5
    edited December 2006 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I interested in your program, would you mind if you send it to me
    at my mail: ******@hotmail.com
    thank a lot
  • Marc_l4gMarc_l4g Posts: 3
    edited December 2006 Vote Up0Vote Down
    hello, can i have a copy of the program? please send it to me at marc_l4g@yahoo.com
  • Goran (Sweden)Goran (Sweden) Posts: 68
    edited December 2006 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I'm also ·interested in your program, would you mind if you send it to me
    at my mail:tvb@gblom.se
    Thanks
  • JavalinJavalin Posts: 892
    edited December 2006 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Thats impressive. Good effort.
  • Tronic (Greece)Tronic (Greece) Posts: 130
    edited January 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Hi, Its impressive! jumpin.gif Can i have a copy of the program? please send it to me at [url=mailto:Tronickod@yahoo.com]Tronickod@yahoo.com[/url]

    Rgrds, Thanos



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  • jawnlooijawnlooi Posts: 23
    edited January 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    good stuff!
    i had a recent project-presentation at my school, and they had a robot (like 26 servos or something)
    awesome stuff. have a look:
    maybe you can make a VB program to point and click to move the robots [noparse];)[/noparse]
  • WarrlokWarrlok Posts: 77
    edited January 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    ·say u need parts,,??
    ········ [url=http://http://www.lynxmotion.com/Category.aspx?CategoryID=73]http://http://www.lynxmotion.com/Category.aspx?CategoryID=73[/url]
    · take a look at these ,,,and there already modeled in solid works !!

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  • Aaqil KhanAaqil Khan Posts: 60
    edited January 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    thanks warrlok,

    already seen lynxmotion robots. they were kinda pricey and i wanted somethign bit more powerful with better control options, so i decided to build my own with high torque servos from hitec (upto 20kg.cm). i can control my robot arm accurately with my control application which i wrote in VB. next i m planning to incorporate zigbee for remote wireless operation of this robot.



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  • AImanAIman Posts: 498
    edited January 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Could you post the coder or PM it to me?
  • Aaqil KhanAaqil Khan Posts: 60
    edited January 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    hi AIman,

    i can email you the installer for my program but its just over 2048KB and therefore i cannot upload to this forum (due to size restrictions).
    if you give me your email, maybe i can zip it and send to u there.

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  • AlexAlex Posts: 20
    edited January 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    You can obtain much better designed arms here:

    www.crustcrawler.com

    All aluminum construction with the capability of lifting 14+ ounces. If you have your own electronics and servos the arm is only $279.00 Also, if your going to find someone to fabricate a "one up" for you, I guarentee you your cost will easily be over 1k. Metal fabrication companies are interested in production runs and "1-ups" as they like to call them are pricey to make up the difference of running 50 - 100 units at a time. Buying an arm is the most cost effective option.

    Tim
  • PARPAR Posts: 285
    edited January 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Alex said...
    ·...
    Also, if your going to find someone to fabricate a "one up" for you, I guarentee you your cost will easily be over 1k. Metal fabrication companies are interested in production runs and "1-ups" as they like to call them· ...Tim
    Or is it "one off"s ?

    PAR
  • Mr. RichardMr. Richard Posts: 51
    edited January 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Aaqil Khan,
    Could I please have a copy of your program?

    Richardj@sgasd.org

    Thanks
    Josh

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  • AlexAlex Posts: 20
    edited January 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Aaqil Khan:

    Could you send us a copy? We would love to see how it interacts with our SG series robotic arms. If you continue to offer this as freeware perhaps we could send you an arm·if we find it useful?tongue.gif
    Send a copy to [url=mailto:alex.dirks@crustCrawler.com]alex.dirks@crustCrawler.com[/url]

    Thanks

    Alex·
  • NaguNagu Posts: 11
    edited January 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Can u send me a copy to nagurao.basude@gmail.com
  • Aaqil KhanAaqil Khan Posts: 60
    edited January 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Alex Dirks,
    Hi. I've emailed you a copy of the program. Let me know if you need any other information.

    Thanks,

    Aaqil

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  • AlexAlex Posts: 20
    edited January 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Aaqil:

    ·I'm sorry but we did not receive·your e-mail. Could you send it to us again at:



    [url=mailto:Alex.dirks@crustcrawler.com]Alex.dirks@crustcrawler.com[/url]



    Thanks,

    Alex
  • Aaqil KhanAaqil Khan Posts: 60
    edited January 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Hi Alex,

    I have re-sent my previous email to you at:
    [url=mailto:Alex.dirks@crustcrawler.com]Alex.dirks@crustcrawler.com[/url]

    Please let me know when you receive it.

    Regards,
    Aaqil Khan

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  • Tronic (Greece)Tronic (Greece) Posts: 130
    edited February 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Hello Aaqil Khan

    Can I have the basicstamp code to see how you receive the commands for the servos?

    Rgrds Thanos

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  • ttunglttungl Posts: 1
    edited February 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I'm interested in your program, please send
    at my mail: ttungl@yahoo.com . thank you !^^
  • puenepuene Posts: 1
    edited February 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Hi Aaqil Khan,
    I'm engineering student at thailand. I impressive your program , it cool !. Could I please have a copy of your program

    pu8182@yahoo.com

    Thanks
    puene
  • ta1drta1dr Posts: 3
    edited February 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    hi it is very usefull could you share me ?

    best regards

    ahmet

    [url=mailto:ta1dr2005@gmail.com]ta1dr2005@gmail.com[/url]
  • marcmaztermarcmazter Posts: 1
    edited February 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Sir Aaqil Khan,It would be grateful.May i have a copy of your code?
    My work is about robot arms simulation. and i try hard for it very much.
    plz let me know if this function according to denavit-hartenberg parameters.
    Thank you very much.
    my email address:
    marcmazter@hotmail.com or
    g4765672@ku.ac.th
  • willy1067willy1067 Posts: 107
    edited February 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Aaqil Khan

    I have a CNC Router, Milling/Lathe and Laser cutter at my disposal, (I'm a partner at a medical lab.· I too am making a anatomical correct robotic arm and could use your experties also.·· I'm sending you a picture of my work, and if you need help making your arm, lets talk.

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  • Aaqil KhanAaqil Khan Posts: 60
    edited March 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    ROBOTICS VIDEO [noparse]:)[/noparse]

    Hi everyone,

    I've had overwhelming requests for the VB code for my robotic arm both on this forum as well as thru private msgs. I've tried to accomodate as many requests as possible. I will try to email the others (if i left anyone out).

    Anyways, I finally finished building the robot arm except for the gripper. Currently working on the gripper design. Anyways, heres the video of my robot and software in action.

    www.youtube.com/aaqilkhan

    Remarks are welcome [noparse]:)[/noparse]

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    Post Edited (Aaqil Khan) : 3/16/2007 5:20:01 PM GMT
  • AlexAlex Posts: 20
    edited March 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Could you send it to me one more time as we have switched over to a new system and we have lost your original program. Also, we would like to send you an arm at N/C for further development of your software. Please e-mail me for hte details.

    Thanks,

    Alex Dirks.

    CrustCrawler Inc.
  • ScoobyvroomScoobyvroom Posts: 4
    edited March 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Anyway could you·send me the program as well, I have been trying to use the MSRS but it's just an adventure in hairpulling. I have a REALLY simple arm.. Want to try to use some sort of GUI...

    [url=mailto:Chris..Scoobyvroom@charter.net]Chris..[/url]

    [url=mailto:Scoobyvroom@charter.net]Scoobyvroom@charter.net[/url]



    Thanks


    Post Edited (Scoobyvroom) : 3/14/2007 1:22:48 AM GMT
  • rscconradrscconrad Posts: 6
    edited March 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I am just staaarting with my first robotic arm. Could you plesae send me a copy of your program to [url=mailto:Rscconrad@sbcglobal.net]Rscconrad@sbcglobal.net[/url].



    Many thanks



    Robert
  • Aaqil KhanAaqil Khan Posts: 60
    edited March 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Aaqil Khan said...
    Made another update on my robot control and simulation software written in visual basic. I'm including some screenshots of the program. Added a new "statics" feature to compute stresses in the arms and moments about the various joints (in kg.cm) on the arm with different loads at the end-effector. Still working on the robot design in Solidworks. Need to find a good aluminum fabricator to get the parts made.

    I've posted a video on youtube showing my VB program in action:
    <a target="_blank" href="www.youtube.com/aaqilkhan">www.youtube.com/aaqilkhan</A>

    Please feel free to leave comments/suggestions on youtube, if you like [noparse]:)[/noparse]
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  • pcitpcit Posts: 2
    edited March 2007 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Hello Aaqil,
    I am very interested in your project. Could I please get a copy of your program?

    My e-mail is pcintaiwan@gmail.com

    Thanks

    Patrick
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