USB Controlled Robotic Arm Kit was £54.99 now £29.99 Del / C+C @ Maplin (part of Cyber Monday Offers)
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USB Controlled Robotic Arm Kit was £54.99 now £29.99 Del / C+C @ Maplin (part of Cyber Monday Offers)

Mod & Ed 8
Mod & Ed
Found 27th Nov
Seems to be the cheapest price around, I'm really tempted for a nephew who love the hotwires set I bought last year, think this would go down well, he's only 12 but think he'd be able to manage it with his dad's help (his dad would love it too, I'm sure!)

  • Build and control your own robotic arm
  • 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

What can the robotic arm do?
Exclusive to Maplin 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


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Excellent, tempted for myself!

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That was the normal price, not the rop

Could I use to like pictures on tinder

That's handy

ISTR Maplin sold these for £29.99 years ago.
Other shops:
google.co.uk/sea…oAg

Nice to toss your salad
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