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How to use the AS5147 magnetic absolute rotation sensor

The AS5147 magnetic absolute rotation sensor is perfect for measuring robot joint angles. The key here is absolute! A relative rotation sensor like an encoder is very cheap but when you need to always totally unquestionably need to know where your thing is at then you need absolute sensing. In this post I’m going to show you my test setup, wiring, and code so you can get started easy peasy.

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Tutorials

Where to Start with Robotics

In this post I’m going to talk about what I consider a robot (and not a robot), cover some of the basics to start with robotics, and give some examples from a successful class I have been leading at a local makerspace.
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