[Maurizio] constructed a robotic arm, which is at all times an awesome accomplishment. But his challenge features a very cool contact interface for an Android machine that units it aside from many different comparable tasks.You can see a really quick abstract of the development within the video under.
The design makes use of Fusion 360 and there are good explanations of every step within the course of. The gripper is customized from an present design. Various 3D printed components make up the wrist, shoulder, elbow, and rotating base.
Electronics-wise there may be an Arduino, 6 RC servo motors, and a Bluetooth module. Inside the controller is mounted an outdated Android telephone. Honestly, we’re at all times stunned we don’t see extra of this. We all have outdated telephones hanging round and with fixed energy connection and operating devoted software program, they make nice free touchscreens for tasks.
The Android code may be very easy because of the Scratch-like App Inventor software program which makes Android apps as simple as dragging some blocks round. You can obtain the APK however you need to ask for the supply code for the app for the reason that challenge internet hosting web site wouldn’t take it — possibly he’ll mirror it on Hackaday.io.
We are at all times stunned we don’t see extra App Inventor tasks, though do see some. If you need a straightforward introduction, you would possibly take into consideration this challenge.