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    This video shows how the robot operates acting  as a  pick and place Machine.

    In this tutorial we will be making a pick and place Machine as this is the most common use for a delta Robot in the industry besides 3d printing. This project took me a bit of time to perfect and was very challenging, it involves:

    • Mechanical design and feasibility check
    • Prototyping and making of the mechanical structure
    • Electrical wiring
    • Software and graphical user interface development
    • Implementing of computer vision for an automated robot (still need your help in this part)
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    The Mechanical Design :

    Before I started making the final robot (third version)I designed it on fusion 360 and here’s the 3d Model, Plans and overview:

    For the plans it would be more accurate to  get the dimensions from the 3D Model Downloadable Here from my fusion HUB and visit the project page on my website for PDF files 


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    Mechanical Assembly:

    Start by 3d printing the rod connection and the end effector STL FILES on thingiverse. After that use wood or steel for the base I recommend its CNC cut for the precision as well as you should for the arms I made them from alucobond the material used for store fronts it’s made from rubber sandwiched between two thin aluminum sheet 3mm thick.

    Next we have to work on the L shaped steel to mount the steppers, cut to 100mm and holes drilled to mount the steppers(hint: you can make the holes wider to be able to tension the belt )

    Then the threaded 6 mm Ø  rods ,for the forearms connection 400mm length should be cut then threaded or hot glued to the ball joint I used this jig to ensure they all have the same length it is crucial for the robot to be parallel.

    Finally the 12 mm Ø rods should be cut to about 130mm in length to be used for the pivot point of the robot connecting the 50mm Ø pulley.

    Now that all the parts are ready you can start assembling everything which is straightforward as shown in the pictures keep in mind you need some sort of support like the pink one I used to be able to hold everything, better than what I did in the part2 video =D.

    complete project build youtube playlist :