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Offline mikeselectricstuff

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Makerarm - Jack of all trades, master of none ?
« on: October 18, 2015, 11:42:13 am »
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1849283018/makerarm-the-first-robotic-arm-that-makes-anything?ref=category_featured

Claims 1 thou repeatability with 1kg load capacity - seems rather optimistic IMO.
As for being a viable pick/place machine  :-DD :-DD
Still might be useful for some things, and a lot simpler than a conventional robot arm.
The selective soldering demo is a bit of a joke - PCB held in place by 2 croc clips!
And why would you bother dicking about with wifi for something like this that needs to be screwed down?
I predict some disappointment....

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Offline crispy_tofu

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Re: Makerarm - Jack of all trades, master of none ?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2015, 11:51:05 am »
That design is pretty slick though...  :o
But hey, if it isn't viable, then there's no use. Looks like it's easily going to meet its goal, though.
 

Offline Kjelt

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Re: Makerarm - Jack of all trades, master of none ?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2015, 03:00:06 pm »
Damn forgot to put the feeder toolhead , now my goldfish has been soldered  |O
That P&P head is ridiculous, that red pipe will knock everything already placed above a few mm across the board.
 

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Re: Makerarm - Jack of all trades, master of none ?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2015, 03:06:42 pm »
I don't have a lot of confidence in the machined surface having a decent finish.
It looks a little too spindly to do accurate drilling and milling.
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