The uArm is made from custom cut Aluminium and includes a vacuum gripper enabling it to lift many types of objects. It is an Arduino-powered, 4-axis robot arm that has been modelled after industrial pallet packing and car building robots which can be set up and used straight from your desktop. Each uArm is equipped with three digital servos at the base to control the basic movement of the arm and an additional mini servo attached to the end-effector that moves and rotates the object you are lifting with your chosen manipulator.
This is a fully assembled version of the robotic arm, all you need to do to physically set it up is attach it to your desk or other work area with the four provided suction cups at the arm’s base (or screw it down for more permanent uses) and you are set to start using it.
Included with each uArm - Desktop Robotic Arm you will receive one fully assembled custom cut Aluminium body uArm (with servos already attached), one “uDuino” Arduino compatible board, one uArm shield, a vacuum gripper system (this includes the suction cup end-effector assembly, vacuum pump, and solenoid valve), one phillips head screw driver for maintenance, and a USB and wall adapter power supply.
The uArm shield not only serves as a gate way to control the uArm itself it also features a ""Learning Mode"" that allows for recording and replaying manually assigned movement you have dictated to the robot arm. Simply press the record button on the uArm shield, physically move the arm as you desire, and then end the recording. The robot arm will then be able to repeat that exact movement.
The vacuum gripper system included with the uArm is driven by a 5V air vacuum pump and valve and is capable of lifting and holding about 1 kg of weight. The end-effector suction cup can pick up most objects with a smooth exterior. Since the uArm utilizes a parallel-mechanism system, the end-effector of the arm will always be kept parallel to its base. The uses for the uArm - Desktop Robotic Arm are endless.
Note:This robot comes with a US style 2 pin mains plug and requires an adapter to work in the UK.