USB Controlled Robotic Arm Construction Kit
• Learn about robotics, modelling and programming using computer interfaces
• Now compatible with Windows 10
• 149 piece arm, simple to assemble in around two hours
• USB interface to control your robotic arm with a PC
• Lifts up to 100g
• Suitable for children aged 14 and over
• Exclusive to Maplin
• Uses four D batteries
• Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10
Now compatible with Windows 10
Click here to download the latest software and drivers for Windows 10. For more information see the manual in the downloads tab.
What can the robotic arm do?
This fun educational kit contains all the pieces to assemble a working robotic arm, all you will need is a screwdriver, wire cutters and needle nosed pliers. Create your own robotic arm that can pick up and move items up to 100g in weight. This kit is a great introduction to model making and basic programming through computer interfaces for children aged 14+.
How do I control the arm?
The arm can be controlled from your computer using the simple and intuitive software that’s included. Just point your cursor at a part of the arm and scroll or use the on screen control pad to move it. You can either move the arm in real time or programme in a range of motions to be performed later. You can even control your robotic arm through your Raspberry Pi to find out how click here.
How much can my robotic arm move?
Building your robotic arm should take around two hours following the instructions provided. The arm can move through three points of articulation and ends in a clamp to give you maximum flexibility with movement. The arm can move through 120 degrees in the wrist, 300 degrees at the elbow, 180 degrees at the base in the vertical and 270 degrees in the horizontal. The robotic arm also has a reach of approximately 320mm horizontally. The power is provided by four D batteries (Order Code L45AL)
|Number of included parts||149|
|Number of models that can be made||1|
|What can be made?||Robotic arm|
|Compatible operating system||Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 (32-bit only) and Windows 10 (32-bit & 64-bit)|
|Computer system requirements||CPU: Pentium 3 1.0GHz or above|
|Memory: 256MB or above|
|Hard drive space: 100MB or above|
|SVGA 800 x 600 pixels or above|
|Colour monitor with 16 bit colour or above|
|Age group, if specified||14+|
|Power supply requirements||4 x D batteries|
|Dimensions||228 mm x 161 mm x 381 mm|
|Max. Lifting Weight||100 g|
|Box Contents||Robotic arm|