The arm was designed in Autocad and printed on a Dimension ABS printer at Tech Shop in San Mateo. I showed this arm at Maker Faire 2010 in San Mateo and got a "Editors Choice" award. Even though this project was done in 2006, I wanted to document it now for the "Make It Real" contest.
The robot design here, the videos and the drawings are all (c) 2006-2012 Tim Black. I want to retain the rights to the arm design, so it is not fully documented here. The purpose of this instructable is to show you an overview of the steps that were required to design and build the arm from sketches to working prototype.