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During the annual teaching of my mechanical technology course at high school in Italy, many students were impressed by the robotics work of Falco de Vries. So we decided to create a robotic arm that could be done very simply in our laboratory.


Posted by: Vincenzo Antedoro | Tuesday September 10th, 2013 9:34 AM

Bio: Vincenzo Antedoro is mechanical engineer, entrepreneur and technical teacher. Currently, He teachs at Istituto Superiore "P. Levi" Sarezzo near Brescia (Italy). As teacher, almost immediately he realizes that student's enthusiasm is more strong if they make stuff and so he is here to tell what he is doing.

Categories: Electronics, Robotics | 12 Comments on Making a Robot Arm

  • cubscouter

    I think that the robot arm is really cool!
    Great work!

    • Vincenzo Antedoro

      Thanks cubscouter!

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    That looks simple and seems to work, pretty impressive. I know nothing about electronics and I want to build a robot to help me with seemingly silly things like carrying my library books and as the time goes on, helping me not fall. Right now I’d be satisfied with the carrying part. I have some ideas about it, but I’m not sure where to start. Any ideas?

  • Ben Koch

    Does anyone know, if there is more than just the mechanical drawings on github? Any firmware, source code and user interface?

    • Vincenzo Antedoro

      Hi Ben, we have realized electronics with Pololu Maestro 12 board. Pololu Maestro 12 is a servo driver board which is supplied with a software for win, linux and mac.

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