Why does he want to build a giant robot arm? Well, the idea originally came to him a few years ago when he was soldering something together and thought, “Man, I could really use another hand!”. So he got out a Meccano set, and built a mini robot arm. Nothing fancy, but it worked. From there, he decided to program it, and was able to teach it to move things from point A to point B… as he continued to expand on his little project, the vision grew, and now he’s working on project D.I.M.E.R. — a giant robot arm.
The project isn’t quite done yet, but once it is, he’ll be posting a full write-up right here on Hackaday.io — so don’t forget to follow his project for future updates!
Looking to build one right away? Check out this open-source robotic arm that is pretty damn capable!