uArmⅠ:An open source robot arm

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Re: uArmⅠ:An open source robot arm

Postby UFactory » December 18th, 2013, 8:22 pm

The second test of uArmⅠ, in this version we add 4 suckers on the chassis of the arm to mount it on smooth surface.

[YouTube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB-Wc1FNvjw[/YouTube]
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Re: uArmⅠ:An open source robot arm

Postby UFactory » December 21st, 2013, 12:52 pm

After a few days of improvement work, we have made some new designs of the robot arm. Make some changes of the structure to make the arm stable. Add a small gripper and the new sucker holder. Then we decide to try some other materials to make the robot arm. So we got a laser cut Basswood one.

Here is the laser cut Basswood parts.
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Do the assembling.
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The finish Basswood uArm.
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More details of this arm.
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Here the small gripper and the new sucker holder.
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Change the head of the arm and install the gripper on the arm.
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What’s more, we also made a transparent one by acrylic this time.
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Here is the way that you can install the sucker with the new holder on the robot arm.
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So far, we have 3 uArmⅠ, the black acrylic one, the basswood one and the transparent acrylic one.
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More testing videos and improvements will be updated soon. We are going to make this arm better, more stable and more accurate.
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Re: uArmⅠ:An open source robot arm

Postby UFactory » December 26th, 2013, 7:04 am

The second version of the robot arm is quite stable now. Here is a stacking test by using the gripper. More applications and test videos will be updated soon.
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See the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VaSzJJt62U.
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Re: uArmⅠ:An open source robot arm

Postby UFactory » December 26th, 2013, 7:21 am

A Vacuum Gripper Suction Cup is often used on industry robot arm in manufacture. And we also add a small one on uArm.

The Vacuum Gripper Suction Cup is controlled by a small Vacuum Pump and a Solenoid Valve.
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We made the first load test of the robot arm by using the Vacuum Gripper Suction Cup. It can lift a 330ml Coca Cola and move it to another place. More applications and test videos with the Vacuum Gripper Suction Cup will be updated soon.
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See the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6pJqdSk29Y
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Re: uArmⅠ:An open source robot arm

Postby UFactory » December 27th, 2013, 6:57 am

After several tests of the arm with vacuum gripper suction cup, the robot arm can work very well.

Recently, we got an Iphone 5S, so we decide to make an unboxing test of Iphnoe 5S by uArm.
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Let’s see how it works.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqZLsYoKU44

More interesting applications and test video of uArm will be updated soon.
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Re: uArmⅠ:An open source robot arm

Postby UFactory » January 2nd, 2014, 6:36 am

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Re: uArmⅠ:An open source robot arm

Postby UFactory » January 7th, 2014, 6:40 am

We have got some new servos for uArm.

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Re: uArmⅠ:An open source robot arm

Postby fruzzetti » January 11th, 2014, 2:57 pm

How do you pronounce uArmI? "you arm eye?" "micro-army?"

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