Faro remote - proof of concept

Discuss all FARO related issues here.
Scott
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 656
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:39 pm
Full Name: Scott Page
Company Details: Scott Page Design- Architectural service
Company Position Title: Owner
Country: USA
Linkedin Profile: No

Re: Faro remote - proof of concept

Post by Scott » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:49 pm

That 'remote finger' looks handy...how much + shipping? ;)

User avatar
jcoco3
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 1359
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:43 pm
Full Name: Jonathan Coco
Company Details: Forte and Tablada
Company Position Title: AMM Division Leader
Country: USA
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Contact:

Re: Faro remote - proof of concept

Post by jcoco3 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:18 pm

Hehe :)

When you look at the cost of the components it seems fairly expensive just for the task of pushing a single button, but then you go out on an important project and struggle to do something as simple as starting a scan and it all seems worth the cost quickly. Total cost if you wanted to DIY ~$100 if you already have a soldering iron and the necessary skills :geek:

hobbykingRemoteFinger.PNG
Nano Receiver:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/orangerx-r6 ... opter.html

Micro Servo:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbyking-s ... servo.html

Transmitter:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/t6-dsmx-dsm2-mode-1.html

Random old micro usb cable $0
3D printed servo horn extension $?

We used a 1 inch piece of heat shrink tubing as the extension in the first take which also worked fine.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Scott
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 656
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:39 pm
Full Name: Scott Page
Company Details: Scott Page Design- Architectural service
Company Position Title: Owner
Country: USA
Linkedin Profile: No

Re: Faro remote - proof of concept

Post by Scott » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:12 pm

Well worth the price if it works as well as your video indicates. I can think back to many instances where this would have been useful -brilliant!

max72
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 671
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:32 pm
Full Name: Massimo De Marchi
Company Details: Massimo De Marchi
Company Position Title: freelancer
Country: Italy
Skype Name: massimo_de_marchi
Contact:

Re: Faro remote - proof of concept

Post by max72 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:13 pm

Great solution!!
I really like the idea of tapping power from usb and the side setup.
If you needn’t a 5 channel transmitter a 3 channel car transmitter + receiver is probably cheaper, not sure if the receiver is so compact.

Thanks for sharing.

Massimo
ing. Massimo De Marchi - +39 347 32 17 049 - www.studiodemarchi.net

john-newbegin
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 112
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:06 pm
Full Name: John Newbegin
Company Details: Travis County Sheriff
Company Position Title: Engineering Specialist
Country: USA
Linkedin Profile: Yes

Re: Faro remote - proof of concept

Post by john-newbegin » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:26 pm

Love the creativity here, that paper clip actually registers as a finger press? ... I love it.. I was in a manhole yesterday on a ladder stretching down to push the green button and planning on climbing back up as fast as I could with the scanner almost directly below me. This would have come in very handy. Also the manhole had about a foot or two of water in it and got some strange results with the water surface.

User avatar
sreed
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 161
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:31 pm
Full Name: Scott Reed
Company Details: Prologue Systems
Company Position Title: Principal
Country: USA
Skype Name: sabotva
Linkedin Profile: Yes

Re: Faro remote - proof of concept

Post by sreed » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:48 pm

Love this whole thread!!

When DIY fails, turn to Amazon... https://microbot.is/push/
Have not tried it, but inclined to. It seems the wi-fi actuation may not solve all problems, but the time delay could.

Or how about we just ask Faro to implement a time delay start feature???

Scott
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 656
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:39 pm
Full Name: Scott Page
Company Details: Scott Page Design- Architectural service
Company Position Title: Owner
Country: USA
Linkedin Profile: No

Re: Faro remote - proof of concept

Post by Scott » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:01 pm

sreed wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:48 pm
Love this whole thread!!
-When DIY fails, turn to Amazon... https://microbot.is/push/
Have not tried it, but inclined to. It seems the wi-fi actuation may not solve all problems, but the time delay could.
-Or how about we just ask Faro to implement a time delay start feature???
Nice find! -the attachment to the scanner would need some additional thought.
Doesn't the Focus already have a time delay of sorts? Perhaps a longer 'time delay start' setting is all one needs?

Scott
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 656
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:39 pm
Full Name: Scott Page
Company Details: Scott Page Design- Architectural service
Company Position Title: Owner
Country: USA
Linkedin Profile: No

Re: Faro remote - proof of concept

Post by Scott » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:02 pm

Duplicate post removed
Last edited by Scott on Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:01 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
sreed
V.I.P Member
V.I.P Member
Posts: 161
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:31 pm
Full Name: Scott Reed
Company Details: Prologue Systems
Company Position Title: Principal
Country: USA
Skype Name: sabotva
Linkedin Profile: Yes

Re: Faro remote - proof of concept

Post by sreed » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:26 pm

"Doesn't the Focus already have a time delay of sorts?"

Not to my knowledge but GRACIOUS that would be a nice feature. If such a setting has been available all along i'd be very embarrassed. :shock:

User avatar
jcoco3
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 1359
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:43 pm
Full Name: Jonathan Coco
Company Details: Forte and Tablada
Company Position Title: AMM Division Leader
Country: USA
Linkedin Profile: Yes
Contact:

Re: Faro remote - proof of concept

Post by jcoco3 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:38 pm

Well that is a pretty neat gizmo. Bluetooth according to the website, but also has a timer feature. I am not aware of a timer feature on the Faro scanners, and would share in the embarrassment if it did. I think we have talked before about a simple "egg timer" type delay, so the operator can retreat before the scan. Of course, this really doesn't help us much on some projects where the scanner spends the better part of the day completely out of reach from human hands like when it is up on a bridge on our robot or hanging in an elevator shaft on a wire...in that case the RC type remote or WiFi are the only possibilities we can currently utilize.

Has anyone with the newer S series confirmed any improved WiFi reception as compared to the older models? I kind-of wonder if it would even make a difference in some cases since the reception is two-way with the mobile phone's Wifi potentially being the weak link. If I had new scanner in hand I could do a couple comparison test it.

Post Reply

Return to “FARO”