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Picture of Raspberry Pi and Wiimote controlled Robot Arm
I received a robot arm as a birthday present, but after about the first day the controller that came with it became a bit dull to use. Later I bought the usb controller that was made for the robot, but once again the canned software was limited and dull after a while. I was planning to hack the arm anyway, so I started the solution to end my boredom.

Step 1: Components

Picture of Components
Some programming experience would be nice, but it isn't required. I'll try to keep everything simple. (Knowing me things might not go according to plan)

Parts:
Computer (I used a raspberry pi) with a python compiler, along with libusb, python-pip, pyusb, and cwiid installed
Bluetooth Connection/Dongle (for Wiimote)
OWI-535 Robotic Arm Edge with USB extension kit
Spare time to have fun with it or show off to your coworkers and friends!
 
mreimers5 months ago

I have put everything together and the arm and wiimote connect. I cannot get the code to run. Many syntax errors. Is it possible to have you e-mail the code to me as a ".py"

5t0rm1 year ago

could this be replicated with another Bluetooth controller such as the ps3 controller?

i want to make this using the same arm but im going to put it on a rc car frame you think i can use the other nunchuk to control the car