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A project log for YARRM - 7-DOF Low-Cost Robot Arm

Yet Another Robot aRM - where I develop a low-cost compliant robot arm with a 1meter reach, 1KG payload.

Jonathan LussierJonathan Lussier 08/06/2014 at 23:011 Comment

In order to get a better idea of the mechanisms involved, I ordered and assembled a MeArm.  I must say, for the price it's unbelievable! Here are a couple of photos.

There are a few improvements I'd make.  One, I wouldn't try supporting the entire mass of the arm a tiny 9g servo.  I would try to support it on a bearing plate, or thrust washer or something similar.  It can even be a piece of plastic.  Two, actually there is no two!  It works well!

In order to start designing mine, I have begun to use the above 2D-lasercut parts as a "baseline" for my own arm.  I used to use Solidworks but now I'm trying to keep it all open-source including the design.  Thus, OpenSCAD.  I have posted the beginning of my SCAD code here:

https://github.com/jonnycowboy/armGen/blob/master/arm.scad

which will let you parametrically design any of the support arms above, in 2D.  You can then export a DXF for cutting directly.

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Jonathan Lussier wrote 03/14/2016 at 15:37 point

Please disregard above github link and use the link in the main project page instead.

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