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    Software Features

    Hardware Features

    The Snapper Robot Arm is a perfect entry level kit for getting started with Arduino and robotics. This Arduino Robot Arm is aimed at those looking for robot kits for hobby and education. The Snapper is based on the open source Arduino controller and the extremely modular RobotGeek family of parts, sensors, and components. The robot arm can be easily modified and upgraded for many different types of projects.

    Joystick Control

    5 DOF

    Arduino Control

    Strong Parallel Gripper

    Powerful 13 kg-cm RobotGeek Servos

    ARM Link Software

    The robot arm kit comes with a control panel allowing user control right out of the box using provided sample code. The manual control panel is used to easily position the arm into poses for capture. After capturing all of your poses for your sequences you are ready to enter them into your program for playback.

    No other Arduino Robot Arm kit gives users everything they need to program arm movement sequences all in one kit. The robot arm can be controlled through the manual control panel, programmed code, direct PC link control, or through any type of custom built control panel using various sensors and anaolg input.

    Four RobotGeek high-torque servos allow this robotic arm to easily pick up 50 gram objects with an impressive reach of 29cm from shoulder to gripper.

    The Geekduino (the RobotGeek Arduino compatible microcontroller board) controls each Snapper Arm. Atop each Geekduino is a RobotGeek Sensor Shield, making it clean and easy to plug in the robot arm's servos and sensors into the Geekduino. This setup offers 6 PWM outputs, 8 digital I/O, 6 analog I/Os, 1 I2C port, and 1 serial data port. This shield makes it a snap to change and add sensors, output modules, and more! And because the base of the Snapper Arm is covered in a standard RobotGeek 1x1 cm grid, it's easy to mount RobotGeek modules and boards directly to the arm. You will need to sand your gripper for smooth operation, more details available in the assembly guide.

    Even the Snapper Arm mount itself is built in the 1x1 cm grid pattern - this means that the arm can easily be removed and mounted onto other RobotGeek plates, like the Large Workbench and the RobotGeek Geekbot.

    Looking for control options for your Snapper Arm?

    There are many ways to control any of our robots. We have quite a few options for the Snapper Arm!

    Joystick Control

      This is a series of 3 tutorials using the Joystick Panel that comes with the Snapper Kit.
    1. Backhoe (Direct Servo Control)
    2. Cylindrical YZ Inverse Kinematics
    3. Cartesian Coordinates XYZ Inverse Kinematics

      You will not need additional parts.

    Wii Classic Controller

      This is a single tutorial that covers the control of a Snapper arm with a Wii Classic Controller.
    1. Wii Classic Controller

    Arm Link Software

      This is a set of two tutorials covering the use of the Arm Link Software to control your Snapper Arm via PC.
    1. Arm Link Software Getting Started
    2. Arm Link Software Sequence Playback

      You will not need additional parts.

    Automated Control

      This is a single tutorial covering Servo Interpolation with the ServoEx library.
    1. Basic Servo Interpolation

      You will not need additional parts.