Arduino Powered Delta Robot


We spotted this video of a delta robot today that seems to be powered by an Arduino. We were wondering when we would see this, happen. The source code is available on the project page. We really like the mouse control, its just fun to watch. You may recall that we recently covered some slightly more complex delta robots.

[via Makezine]

10 thoughts on “Arduino Powered Delta Robot

  1. Cute. i know it’s an arduino, as some people here dislike, but anyway.
    It’s the same kind of movement as the novint falcon, the difference being the novint has feedback like this but is also a controller.

  2. It needs a laser, or mirrors to reflect a laser or SOME kind of application.

    What if you had three or four of them inverted?

    Might make an interesting set of legs for a bot or something.

  3. Yeah very nice indeed. However this one needs improvement because the movement speed seems very slow.

    AFAIK, this kind of robotic arms is used where speed and precision are critical factors.

    Hack-a-day: Hurray for CAPS, keep up the good work.

  4. Cant wait to see what he uses this on.

    I dont think everyone hates arduinos, rather they are one of the most common hack articles anymore so they are the easiest thing to pick on.

  5. Oooh. Cool! Does it really need an application? Does it really need to be high performance? Maybe they have plans for it, but just making one of these things is enough of a hack for me!

    On the other hand, I’ve never hacked up electromechanical stuff, so I’m easily pleased. ;)

  6. I have some fabrication questions:

    One. Are the top brackets trimmed L brackets jointed together?

    And the gold colored rods between the ball and socket servo joints ; are you simply using lock nuts? Wouldn’t over time those loosen? I’m just unclear by the pictures shown elsewhere for this project .

    Im curious to knks

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