How do you get one of the arms?
This is a pretty neat little arm; I like the fact that you put most of the servos at the base of the arm, rather than at the joints like you see so often (now, if you could do the same with that last servo - heh)...I would love to have a copy of the file(s) for laser cutting; I just recently joined my local TechShop (Chandler, Arizona) and finished the SBU for their Universal Laser Systems cutter. I've got lots of ideas for things to build with it, but one more project wouldn't hurt...Actually - I realize you probably aren't going to give away the files; it sounds like you are starting a business, so I can respect that. One of my future projects for the laser cutter is to actually build a clone Armdroid (well, as close as I can come to one given the information available on it) - but that would be a very complex project, not something I intend to tackle today!Great job on your robots, though! I think the arm looks best on the 4WD base (seems like it would be more stable with a load, too).Hmm - how about building a translational (linear movement) base? Such a base movement system is often used in industry for assembly line work and other work where the arm needs to translate linearly along or with the work piece...
As we call this open source robot arm. So of course we will make it open and release both the design of the mechanical and electronic with the final source files after we finish this project.
Not sure where you are storing your pictures, but they are not downloading for me using IE, I just get an X displayed. I like the design of keeping the servos off of the arm as much as possible.
Very attractive work, sincerely.The fact of keeping servomotors in the base allows to limit the efforts on each, it is very ingenious.