This is a 3 week build i did during my summer vacation. As some of my projects are relatively expensive to do i sometimes recycle my projects, and this one is no exception. I used the electronics from my Cube 3D Printer.
The robotic arm itself was made on my Makerbot Replicator 3D printer. The wooden structure was made using my Probotix Fireball V90 CNC router
This is not a finished project. I have to make some sort of gripping end effector, and currently the arm is much too heavy (Printed it too solid) so it has to move very slowly so the motors don’t skip steps.
The video below shows what kind of speed capacity it currently have.
Currently there is no downloadable files for this project as i am still changing things, but when it is finished all will be shared.
PC power supply 850W
Motors: NEMA 23
Electronics: MakerBot ® Generation 4
Interface: PC/Mac or MakerBot ® Gen 4 Interface Board Kit v1.1
Build duration: 3 weeks (in progress)
Plastic used: 8+ lbs (approx.)
Price: 1000$ (approx.)
Download files to make this here: (Warning: Unfinished project)