The NH State Library owns 12 Ned2 Robotic Arms. Each of the 11 library cooperatives will have use of a Ned2. Training for the Ned2 is being scheduled for March 2023.
This self-study guide to Scratch programming could be helpful to those without programming experience.
The Ned2 conveyor belt can be tricky to set up when following the Niryo documentation. Here are the easiest steps:
It is important that Ned2 knows that the conveyor belt is connected. You will want to scan for the Conveyor Belt within the Niryo Studio software and start the belt manually to ensure it has been detected. It can be stopped and started independent of any Blockly code.
The IR sensor is connected to a cable that plugs directly into the back of Ned2 under the heading of "IR Sensor" to the right of the "Conveyor Belt" port.
The Niryo Studio includes specific blocks of code for operating the Conveyor Belt found under the Conveyor Belt section in blue.
Insert the code where you want the conveyor to run, such as:
When connecting the standard gripper to Ned, note that the port on the arm is labeled "Gripper."
The small white connector at the end of the black wires should be positioned with the solid white side facing upwards.
The incorrect way to try to connect the gripper is with the side with metal connectors facing upwards.
There are times when the color ring with turn red for no apparent reason. Check to see if the Tool Reboot button is flashing. Here is how to find it:
Clicking the button seems to resolve any issue.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the New Hampshire State Library.