This article provides information on building a 4-DoF robotic arm in a do-it-yourself fashion. The bill of materials information and links to CAD files of the linkage and mounting parts are given. The article recommends using Smart Motor Drivers for controlling the actuators, as this will make things easier and cleaner in cabling.
An introductory article about robotic manipulators. The article focuses on robotic manipulators, especially the serial robotic arms, and provides information on how to build such a robotic arm with a high-level list of requirements.
In this article we provide information about the components and design decisions of building mobile robots. We also provide an insight into the different types of powertrain, actuators, sensors and motor drivers and discuss their effects on the robot's performance.
The article discusses the applications of Brushed DC motors, particularly when paired with ACROME's Smart Motor Drivers (SMDs). SMDs are designed to control these motors with high precision and efficiency. They come with built-in safety features and a PID controller for more precise control. They also support daisy-chaining, which allows multiple SMDs to be connected together, reducing wire clutter and making projects more manageable.
Brushed DC Motor Drivers are essential in the field of robotics and automation. They convert low-voltage control signals into a high power signal suitable for driving a motor. This process allows for controlling the speed and direction of motors. They are commonly used in robotics, automation systems, and electric vehicles. Acrome's Smart Motor Drivers (SMD) - Brushed DC Motor Version is a standout product with features like Python API, Arduino Library, RS-485 protocol for efficient control of multiple motors, and an Auto-Tuner for optimal performance.