AR4 Robotic Arm Build

In this post I will be summarizing the build of the Annin Robotics AR4 Robotic Arm. Last semester I started my Masters in Science from University of West Florida and my focus is in Robotics. In the Introduction to Robotics course the student must build or procure and arm and perform some tasks with it.

I’ve built a toy arm before and I decided it was time to build a “real” arm. The AR4 is quite an investment, but the results of millimeter repeatability and a 2kg payload make it an excellent kit if you have the skills and time to build it.

Unsurprising the build of this robot took the most effort. Currently the arm is sitting in garage awaiting me adding another axis and building a CNC table…

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