In this instructurable I will show you how to make a simple robotic arm controlled by 4 servos , 2 analog joysticks, and an Arduino UNO. It is very similar to my "2 Servos + Thumbstick" instructurable. This tutorial is in particular to help out another Arduino user; "RobotZee".
I will guide you step by step using simple construction parts. Remember this tutorial is to help you out and for you to have an idea on how to make your own robotic arm, using this one as an example. And like my other Arduinos Instructurables all the electronic parts were bought @ RADIOSHACK, except for the micro servos. They were bought @ Ebay.
NOTE: The construction of this robotic arm is for examples purposes only. I have use simple and cheap materials for this project.
And this tutorial is to help out other Arduino users on their personal projects. No criticism will be taken personal nor because the construction and materials used for the robotic arm. In other words use this tutorial to built you own and better robotic arm. Thank to all of you...BI()ME(H75
Step 1: Materials & Software
Here is the list in no particular order of the parts, tools and software needed for this project.
1. Arduino UNO REV3
2. (2) Bread Boards
3. (2) Parallax servos
4. (2) Ebay micro servos
5. (2) Parllax analog joysticks
6. Breadboard jumper cables
7. Masking Tape
8. Foam board
9. Utility knife, scissors.
10. PATIENCE (a lot)
Arduino software 0023
NOTE: I rather use this version because the newer one gives me a lot of headaches and issues.