Previous guide on Robotic Arm has not covered pure DIY method for building a Robotic Arm. It Does Not Matter Whether Arduino and Micro-controller is Used, DIY Robotic Arm Kit Building Guide Covers the Mechanical Part of Robotic Arm. Arduino is too “basic”, yet it can be used for the DIY work’s electronics part. All movements are practically dependent on servo motors, so reading the guide on buying servo motors may help a newbie.
DIY Robotic Arm Kit Building Guide : Joining With a Wheeled Robot Chassis Completes The Story of Robot
If we mount the robotic arm on a DIY Wheeled Robot Chassis, it completes the story of building a robot. There is really no big story apart from the mechanical parts, micro-controller, sensors, servo motors and obviously programming. We think, buying the servo motors is the most important point to start with. Motors will rotate, changing the rotational motion to grip is basic grip and lever.
More you will add sensors, logics; more there will be automation. More better you are at basic electronics, more unique your work will be. Spending few hundred dollars on hype is not what we recommend. It is recommended to read the guide on plastic building blocks for robots.
DIY Robotic Arm Kit Building Guide : Choosing the Material
Wood is the best material to craft, Aluminum is the best material to cut, of course there are 3D printing services. Frankly, the total work is crafting and prototyping may be done using cardboards. We can cut aluminum sheets easily as written in the guide to build a box for Arduino (contains important information on Aluminum plates and sheets), Die-cast or think about CNC milling. We think, it is better to be strong at controlling the servo motors with sensors is a crucial step for a newbie. As most of time, servo motors are the main functioning part of the electronics, the sets are known as Servo Erector Set, sometimes just Erector Set. Searching with Erector Set Crane may give very cheap option to start with.
Our material of choice for starting from scratch is becoming – wood. The plastic clip factually cost nothing. It the servo motor which is making it working.
DIY Robotic Arm Kit Building Guide : No Open Source Design Needed
People often searches with Open Source DIY Robotic Arm Kit – factually, this is Arduino like odd way of thought. If you can make a scissor to cut a paper with servo motors following a line – that is a robot. If you need to check whether it is going to cut your hair wrongly or you need to control; there is a lack of automation. Robots, do some work. Toys have no work rather than entertaining. Here is a project with 3D and other diagrams for starting from scratch :
Enough is written in these two webpages for anyone :