Introduction: Hand-Made MeArm

I tried to make robotic arm that I can control with arduino and you can see the results.

In this instructable I am going to show you how to make MeArm and in other one I will show you how to control it in multiple ways.

You can find original project here: MeArm

Step 1: Template

If you have CNC machine you can cut this template with it but if you don't have it and you still want it you can make it same way I did.

First print template and cut paper parts.

Step 2: Materials

All you need is 4 servo motors and one A4 plywood size.

Step 3: Cut All Wooden Parts

Step 4: Connect Pesces

You will need 3mm screws or you can improvise like I did.

Step 5: Connect Joints

Step 6: Attach Catcher to the Joints

Step 7: Done

Now you can connect servos to arduino and control your MeArm and I will show you how to do it in next instructable.

+Bonus I made special part for pen so I can easily draw anything with my robot arm.

This project was supported by Srpska Nauka.

Comments

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DmitriA1 (author)2016-08-11

Could you please tell me what the width of the pieces should be thank you.

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ali_baloch99 (author)2016-06-30

I want to make this arm but I'm confused about the size of the parts can you tell me what seiz have you made this the size of the parts???

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Wassup54321 (author)2016-03-07

Hello! I have to do a project for school and am thinking of doing this. However I would like to know where I could get an Arduono and the other materials for this project. Thanks!

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Lord_Am (author)2016-02-25

Great project i'm planning to build one this week :D

For those who don't know, these are SG90 servos.

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Dzefri (author)Lord_Am2016-02-26

Thank you.

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iPalGaza (author)2016-02-24

amazing what you post here .. and well done ,,, i neeeeeed a favor ... I WILL SEND YOU MY GMAIL TO SEND YOU THE PHOTO I WANNA COPY AND DESIGN
e2016eng@Gmail.com
thanks in advance <3

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Dzefri (author)iPalGaza2016-02-26

Thank you, I will send you my email in your inbox.

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Meepperoni (author)2016-02-21

Nice! May I Use This For My Science Experiment? If So, Can i Know Where Did You Get The Servo Motors? It Would Be Much Appritiated, Thank You! :D

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Dzefri (author)Meepperoni2016-02-26

Thank you, this is open source project it is not mine and you can use it, I bought motors online.

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finnj4 (author)2016-02-16

Nice one can you contact me and send all the item you used and the instrutions in your words

smosh3630@gmail.com

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Dzefri (author)finnj42016-02-18

You can see all tools I used on pictures.

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Ruben Marc Speybrouck (author)2016-02-11

hey looks great!

before I try it i d like to see a video though. any chance of that happening?

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Thank you, I have a video but I don't know how to post it on instructables, I can send you in email or you can wait untill I post instructable of controling MeArm. :-D

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i think the best way is to upload it to youtube. instructables supports youtube vids natively just through the link to the vid.

i wont post my email here but I would really like to see it working. it looks so cool ;)

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I posted video, you can check it it is on last step.

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Cool stuff man. The start of your in home factory

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Yes, I used SG90 and thank you. :-D

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hey scamerman,

you v been so helpful! I have one last question. the file you added is pdf. I want to lasercut it but I need an svg file. I could convert it but I dont know the original sizes. Any chance you could an SVG file or add a scale?

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Yes, I used SG90 and thank you. :-D

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Yes, I used SG90 and thank you. :-D

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Yes, I used SG90 and thank you. :-D

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What servo did you use? SG90?

Btw: if you sold the woodwork as a pre cut kit, I would totally buy. Just a thought ;)

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UtsavC (author)Dzefri2016-02-13

can you send me the video on
utsavmaan28@gmail.com
and what is the name of your video you uploaded on youtube

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Dzefri (author)UtsavC2016-02-14

Name of the video is "Hand-made MeArm v0.4" and I won't send you video becaise I posted it on youtube.

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phenoptix (author)2016-02-14

Wow! Hand cut! Amazing job! Any chance of a link to MeArm.com for those who dont know the original project?

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Dzefri (author)phenoptix2016-02-14

thank you, I posted the link it is in first step.

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phenoptix (author)Dzefri2016-02-14

Thanks so much for that and wow again on the hand cutting! Looking forward to seeing your next steps!

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UtsavC (author)2016-02-13

hey how did you cutted the wood sheet
what did you used

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Dzefri (author)UtsavC2016-02-14

I cutted it with my hand saw you can see it on pictures.

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Samuel_Alexander (author)2016-02-13

Nice project! Can you put demonstration video please?

Voted it ;)

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Dzefri (author)Samuel_Alexander2016-02-13

Thank you, I posted video, it is on the last step. :-D

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AlfredJ5 (author)2016-02-11

Gonna try to make this soon

When will the Arduino part come out?

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Dzefri (author)AlfredJ52016-02-12

I will post in in a week I think :-D

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AlfredJ5 (author)Dzefri2016-02-12

Ok, thanks.

This is a great project!

Hoe thick was the plywood that u used?

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AlfredJ5 (author)AlfredJ52016-02-12

Also, how big should I print out the template

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Dzefri (author)AlfredJ52016-02-12

It was 4mm and I printed it in A4 paper size.

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AlfredJ5 (author)Dzefri2016-02-12

Ok, thanks for the info

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cobourgdave (author)2016-02-11

Really a great project. Well written and for me, who can't afford a 3D printer, a wonderful example of design and construction.

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Dzefri (author)cobourgdave2016-02-12

Thank you :-D

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acheide (author)2016-02-11

Wow. Hand cut. I thought mine was tedious with a scroll saw.

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Dzefri (author)acheide2016-02-12

Thank you, I tried my best. <3

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