Arduino Braccio ++
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- Grades: 11+
- Number of Students: 1-3 per kit
- Number of Lessons: 4
- Additional Resources: Lesson Preview
The next evolution of the Tinkerkit Braccio robot, Arduino Braccio ++ is a robotic arm designed solely for higher education, including engineering schools and university institutes of technology – or even advanced high school and college students studying the sciences, industrial science or technology.
Arduino Braccio ++ is fully optimized and can be assembled in several ways for multiple tasks, such as moving objects, mounting a camera and tracking your movements, or attaching a solar panel and tracking the movement of the sun. Its uses are almost limitless.
Students will learn real life applications of physical concepts through lifting, placing, and rotating an item. These concepts include motions, forces, torque, gear ratios, stability, and weight of payload.
Arduino Braccio ++ offers a multitude of expansive possibilities from the very outset, including a new Braccio Carrier with LCD screen, new RS485 servo motors, and a totally enhanced experience. The main material used to build the Arduino Braccio ++ structure is a recycled and eco-friendly plastic called EcoAllene, a plastic material obtained from recycled polylaminate found in food cartons, meaning that all the plastic parts of Arduino Braccio ++ are sustainable and 100% recyclable.
In addition to the open-source hardware in the kit, there’s an e-learning platform with step-by-step instructions, lessons, and other learning materials. The content involves projects and lessons on how to use and test the different parts of the hardware ( including the display, joystick, buttons and intelligent motors) and covering kinematics, dynamics, and control at university. For high school, it also covers computer-integrated manufacturing.
Playing with motors
The Arduino Braccio ++ offers a multitude of expansive possibilities from the very outset, including new RS485 servo motors. You can simply program and communicate with the new, intelligent Arduino smart servo motors, which are at the very heart of this new revision. The motor receives commands from the Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect board and also transmits data back and forth. This type of motor configuration and communication is compatible with industrial standards.
*EcoAllene plastic is a recycled material, the color of the components may vary.
Please see the Arduino Braccio ++ FAQs here.