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Giandomenico De Sanctis made a really clever robot arm, source and schematics included – “I am always been interested in the construction of robotic equipment, but I have no mode to make anything… until now! Some months ago I saw the movie “I, robot”, and I decided: it’s the moment! I want to build a robotic arm! Here I present the results, hoping it would be useful to other people also interested. This robotic arm is a little demonstrator, it uses stock servomotors normally used in RC models, and it’s controlled from a pc, attached with a serial cable.” Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. Mmouse says:

    I’m 13 and I’m also making one. You gave me some great ideas. Must of been fun to build and play. I just finish my moving base and it was a blast. I was 4 when i wanted to my one. Cost to much for stuff. Now it was a dream come true. GREAT WORK!

  2. Herumb says:

    hi there
    it’s great to be creative|

    i am crazy about robotics and would like to build one
    any one can help in the schematics and robot mechanism
    thank you….

  3. kelly estabrooks says:

    thats hugde

  4. Jomy says:

    Hi buddy, ur work is something amazing.. Its a dream for me to create a simple pick and plac robot.. Also yhe cost should be taken into consideration.. I am doing my final degree.. so, can u please help me out in doing that? Can u please provide the materials? please do reply.. Take care..

  5. Blanca Lopez says:

    Im 14 yrs old and Im in a science club and we are building a robot arm for our competition next week. The problem is that I cant seem to be able to find a “brain” that will not cause a fortune to buy. And Im not sure exacltly WHICH one to buy. Im kind of lost in this right now, but if you or anyone has a good idea…or would like to help me out, please message me at