An affordable 4/5/6 axis robotic arm design that can be easily made by students/enthusiasts developing for real world interaction.

andrew-beckerAndrew Becker 09/09/2014 at 16:382 Comments

So I've made loads of progress with the design. I have changed the joints substantially and redesigned the base completely, this is after 3d printing most of the version 1 parts and seeing how everything looked together. After that I got very distracted working to improve my 3d printer and then with wedding plans. Everything has now settled down and I hope to be printing the V2 prototype parts over the next few weeks.


Andrew wrote 09/12/2014 at 07:26 point
Really keen to see how you go with this and how well the project may be able to scale, good luck with it!

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Andrew Becker wrote 11/02/2014 at 21:41 point
Hey Andrew, thanks :) I'm pushing the limits of what can be done using stepper motors, the control system will be servo compatible but it's quite costly. I've had a couple of great opportunities recently to play around with some Kuka and ABB robots and I can tell you that they are beautifully made and they have some very clever little tricks to them that I will be incorporating into my design, but overall they are quite simple devices. The difficulty is in the control systems and the manufacturing precision.

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