Robotic Arm

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Hi Everyone :)

This is a robotic arm that i put together, simply using ez-bits. It is primarily designed to feed someone who may not be able to do so for themselves.

The Project can be found on the cloud if anyone wishes to try this for themselves.

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Commented November 2014
Plus if you checked out the bundles in the shop for arms or the scorpion pack etc. you could reduce the cost of the EZ-Bits.

Also, buy it now, save 20% :D
Commented November 2014
@richard r

sorry, tired me is a bit of a dunce :D
Commented November 2014
Very cool @VGosine

Now I need to order another rotation servo to give my Roli's rear arm a turning wrist. You guys are going to bankrupt me ;)

Commented November 2014
This is what I have been looking for, or something that is more affordable. I have lived with ALS for over 13 years. The average lifespan is 2-5 years. I am still able to chew and swallow but I haven't been able to feed myself for several years. I live alone and I have a caregiver 8-9 hours a day. Three hours of that time is feeding me two meals a day. No snacking while I'm alone. Obviously I have no way of building something like this, I'm still trying to get my Roll finished! I would definitely be good PR for EZ-Robot following the press coverage of ALS this year. If this is a project someone or a group is willing to help me with I would be appreciative ... extremely.
Commented November 2014
It's not that difficult a project to replicate now that it's been designed. An exact copy of V's design is simply;

1 Hexapod base and dome
8 extension blocks
1 small extension block
2 rotation servos
3 lever servos
1 camera
1 gripper
1 EZ-B
1 Battery

To save a little money you could replace 2 of the lever servos, 1 rotation servo and the gripper with the 3 servo arm

Control of the arm may be a little more tricky, depending on how automated you need it.

P.S. This has inspired me a lot! I've been thinking of how to make something for a while and EZ-Bits are the answer... Watch this space :)
Published on Thursday, November 27, 2014