Code is live: github.com/t413/sedRobotController
3D files are live: thingiverse.com/thing:22255
This robotic arm will be battery powered, remotely operated, and will interface with the robotic controller developed by the “Mobile Rover Control System” senior design group. We will use off-the-shelf servo motors, rotary encoders, potentiometers, motor controller ICs, and microcontrollers for the electronics. The structural components will be rapid prototyped with 3d printing and CO2 laser cutting.
The final CAD files will be released on thingiverse, the firmware on GitHub, and the build-log will be located here. We're using Solidworks to design the mechanical systems, Universal laser 660 laser cutter to cut acrylic and birch wood parts, and an Ultimaker for 3d printing.