What do you see?
What do you see taking place in these pictures?
What is this called? (Before you answer, do you see any humans?)
See the difference?
Are you ready to see the difference between fully automated and collaborative assembly lines?
You will build:
- A fully automated assembly line where Dobot will build 3 precise escalating towers
- A collaborative assembly line where you and Dobot will build 3 precise escalating towers
In this assembly line project you will utilize much of the knowledge and attachments you’ve learned in previous lessons.
Before we start make sure your Dobot is ready!
- Make sure the belt is positioned at a distance that doesn’t interfere when the are is in the home position.
- Make sure you run the homing procedure so that the arm and gripper are positioned as pictured.
Your cubes will start right on the edge of the belt on the tail pulley side of the conveyor. You will be placing the cubes on the belt, but Dobot will be Picking, Sensing, and Placing precise towers all on its own.
In this example we coded Dobot to sense when the cube passes through the photolectric sensor and stop the belt .5 seconds later. This places the cube right in front of the color sensor.
As in previous lessons you are to code Dobot to place the cubes down in their corresponding color coded box and precisely.
In order to accomplish this sort of precision and placing you will need to use the ROTATE command for the gripper. In the code example you will notice that Dobot stops at a precise location on top of each tower location and rotates accordingly to place them down. Gently and precise.
REMEMBER: Use variables for your Z coordinate increments for each tower. Also, it’s always a good idea to use functions in your code to keep it organized.
If you need some help visualizing the project watch this Lesson 6 video (part 1)
Now all you have to do is change the code to double the Z coordinate for each tower allowing you (the human) to help the robot accomplish the task by placing every other cube your self.
If you need some help visualizing the project watch this Lesson 6 video (part 2)