There is nothing more like a small weekend project, especially a project that is better than you expected.When you literally Use workshop scraps to make a robotic arm, That’s even better.
Regular readers will undoubtedly recognize that the construction style used here is [Norbert Heinz], Also known as “Homofaciens” on YouTube. [Norbert] There are ways to make the garbage obey his orders and show us all kinds of seemingly impossible mechatronics technology and the things that exist around it. In this case, his robotic arm is made of discarded wooden roof slats, or we call it a fur slats in the United States.You think cork is not a good material for robots, but [Norbert] Make it useful to him, such as using wax lubrication holes as hinge points. The stepper and lead screw disassembled from the old CNC construction, as well as the drive electronics, provide movement. It’s a bit-compliant-but precise enough to pick up nuts and stack them nicely.The video below outlines the build, and Detailed description Also available.
We have always appreciated [Norbert]With minimalist architecture, it’s always inspiring to see that there is almost nothing that can be done. If you are not familiar with his work, please check his cardboard and paperclip CNC plotter, his tin can encoder or his plasma printer.