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    Hello kinova !

    We are trying to add a camera to our Jaco² (A Cognex Camera) who works between 5V and 24v.
    We saw that Biotac (http://www.syntouchllc.com/Products/BioTac/BioTac-System-for-JACO/_media/SynTouch%20JACO2%20Integration%20Manual.pdf) added a custom sensor to the fingers, using the internal pin to avoid unnecessary cable management.

    I wanted to know where can I find the ‘Y’ cable to connect the internal CAN pin to an external controller ?
    And are we authorized to do such a manipulation?
    Is there any other solution to add a custom component to the robot ? (exemple : connecting after the fingers instead of the joint 6) without worry



    Hello LMathieu!

    We do have Y cables as you mention to be able to read the expansion signals directly from the joystick connector. It will connect the standard joystick to the arm, and leave you a cable with the 6 different signals (+24V, GND, CANH, CANL, EXP0, EXP1).

    I suggest you send us an email at support@kinova.ca including the serial number of your robot so we can make sure of what you need, and also confirm about the manipulation.

    Thank you very much!



    Ok, I will do this,

    Thanks a lot and have a nice day !

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