Introduction: How to Easily Turn a Robotic Arm Into a First Person View Robot

This is a very easy way to mount a camera to a robotic arm to make a fun robot.

Step 1: Parts/What You Need

1. Any Robotic Arm (I am using a lower quality OWI Edge arm)

2. Zip ties

3. Wireless Camera

Step 2: Tools

1. Pliers

2. Wire Cutters

Step 3: Find a Good Spot to Mound the Camera and Battery.

You can see where I mounted mine in the picture above.

Step 4: Plug in the Battery and Have Fun!


WJR339007 (author)2014-09-06

And also I have several ideas that I could do, but I need a 3D printer to make a case for them

WJR339007 (author)2014-09-06

If you like it, please vote for me in the two contests, I would love to make more robots using littlebits and if I win, I can make more instructables, but I don't have enough money to buy them myself.

vu2aeo (author)2014-09-01

Great idea! Does the camera's Angle of View allow you to see the claw operating?

WJR339007 (author)vu2aeo2014-09-01

Yes, so I can see if the claw is opened or closed, I'll try to get a video up soon but I'm starting school tomorrow and I'm working on building an RC plane too.

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-08-24

What a nice and quick mod. I bet the footage looks pretty cool from this robot. Thanks for sharing!


I will try to make a video soon but I am working on another instructable and I am running into problems so it might be a while. Thanks for the comment though!

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