the INTEL FORCE is a hands free robotic arm run by the programing system of Intel Edison And make sure to follow me to get awesome tech and science instructables
And I purposely put the extra n in the title of the robot
Just so you know this can also be used with the arduino depending on the programming language you use I originally designed it to work with Edison but all the stuff works on arduino too.
Step 1: Parts
You will need
1, 12"copper pipe 3"diameter.
1, 1and 1/4 by 1/4 board 1foot long.
1, chair things you put on swivel chairs (sorry I don't know the name)
1, base drawer (the size of the box the Intel edison comes in)
Intel Edison board
Random gears ( 2 big 2 small)
2 robotic claws
Jumper wire (male and female)
2 motors or solenoid
bright paint ( any color )
wooden or any material poles
Step 2: The Claw
you need the two claws, the motor with gear head, the four gears, and the board.
Step 1 take the claws and two of the gears and secure them together with hot glue.
Step 2 try to picture the motor in the area where you feel every thing will be able to fit then hot glue or screw the motor in. Step 3 take the two other gears and put some bright paint on the bottom of the gears then put them right where they will go when you nail them in, they will leave some paint on the wood for you to know where to drill a small indent. next take the two gears and mount them in with hammer and nails right where the indent is.last take the claws and last two gears and glue them like the picture shows.
Step3 once all your gears and motor are in place take the swivel chair thing, some screws, and a drill and drill the board/ arm and screw the board into the swivel
Step 3: The Pipe
you need to take the copper pipe, the two motors or solenoid, the two poles ( if your using the motors) and random pieces ( also if doing motors ) and just saying that the actuator or solenoid is easier to do but you need to find the perfect actuator to fit in there and I will sometimes talk about the actuator way to do it but I'm doing the motor way so it may be easier to do the motor way if you have no idea what your doing.
Step one: take the copper pipe and the board with the claw and secure the swivel thing on the board to the copper pipe..
Step two: take the random pieces and hot glue them to the motor so they move around it. next drill two holes in the swivel thing the size of the ends of the random pieces after that secure the random pieces into the swivel thing. then take two poles and make sure that they are long enough to secure on to both the side of the motor and the pipe. If you have the actuator just find a spot where it will it will fit and secure it there.
Step 4: The Box
you need the box, the bread board, a small board the size of the bread board, and the other part of what you'd already made ( board and pipe)
step one:take the bottom of the pipe and secure it to the box.
Step two: take the board size of the bread board and hot glue it to the bottom side of the box. Then take the bread board and pull the sticker off the bottom and stick it to the board that we just secured to the side of the box. you should then have a full model just without the wires, sensors, and edison
Step 5: Wires, Sensors, and Edison
you will need the part you've already finished, the jumper wires, the motion sensor and inferred sensor, the Edison, soldering pen, electrical tape, and liquid tape. and if you need help with the wiring just leave a comment because the diagram is not that helpful.
Step one: wire every thing like the first diagram says.
Step two : screw the two sensors on the front and side in which you don't have the bread board
Step 6: Programming
if you need actual to see the programming leave a comment and I will help you but for right now I will just give general help. And you don't need the arduino I just put it on the picture
step one: make sure your board is up to date with flashing and all that stuff
Step two: download the programming language of your choice
step three: use this for the inferred : if inferred is covered move up if not covered go down
step Four : use this for the motion sensor: if sensor is covered open claw if sensor is not covered close