YOU CAN PROGRAM THIS ROBOT ARM TO BE A HANDY ASSISTANTDate: 2018-12-03
Industrial robot arms are silently becoming very popular at work and at home, and now you can program your very own robot arm with the uArm Swift Pro, which is an open-source robot arm that can be programmed to do whatever dastardly things your mind can come up with.
The Arduino-powered robot arm rigs four-degrees of articulation for executing complex movements, with a joint that moves using a customised gearbox and stepper motor module. A parallel mechanism structure allows it to weigh a light 2kg, too, ensuring you can move around the house without any issues.
The uArm Swift Pro comes with a suction cup, a gripper, a universal holder, a 3D printing finishing kit and a laser engraving kit, each of which can be attached to the head to accomplish any desired tasks. For control, it can be manually operated either via mouse-and-keyboard or a companion mobile app, as well as programmed using a graphical interface based on Blockly.
The robot arm can also learn movement by physically moving the arm, as it can remember motion sequences and repeat it when triggered. Do note, it handles maximum payloads of just 0.4kg, so while it can carry a brush and paint your walls, you won't be able to use it to hold your power tools in the workshop. It's compatible with a variety of tools available in the market, too, including those from GroveKits and OpenMV.
You can learn more about the uArm Swift robot arm by watching the video below.