[Bogdan] sent in a great build of a delta robot he originally posted on the Arduino forum, but he didn’t receive much feedback there. We think a build like this deserves a lot more credit.
After working for 7 months on his robot, [Bogdan] has a pretty stable (and very classy) platform made out of wood. The platform and arms in delta robots are usually extremely light to reduce the inertia of the tool so [Bodan] crafted these out of carbon fiber tubes and plexiglas. Everything is controlled by an Arduino Mega2560 encased in a plexiglas enclosure with a 20×4 LCD, status LEDs, and an infrared receiver.
Delta robots are known for insane speed and precision, and are frequently used in pick and place machines. We covered a few home-brew pick and place machines earlier this year, but there haven’t been many developments since. While [Bogdan]‘s robot only has a pen tool right now, it would be fairly easy to put in a small suction nozzle for accurate placement of SMD components. Even if he keeps the pen tool, it’s still a very clean and professional build.
Check out the video of the ArduDelta in manual mode below.