Item #: KIT-RK-PINCHER
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Price: $379.95
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    The PhantomX Pincher AX-12 Robot Arm is a 4 degree-of-freedom robotic arm and an easy addition to the TurtleBot ROS robot platform. This hardware kit comes with everything needed to physically assemble and mount the arm as a standalone unit or as an addition to your Turtlebot Robot/mobile platform.

    Vanadium Labs has developed an ROS stack that makes communication with the robotic arm a breeze. Want to have your TurtleBot interacting with the environment and picking up small objects in no time? This is the perfect kit for you!

    Please note that the arm currently does not come with supported software. The ROS examples are available and open source, however the PhantomX Pincher Robot Arm is sold as a hardware platform only. We expect a comprehensive IK solution and GUI programs to be available in the future. You will need to sand your gripper for smooth operation, more details available in the assembly guide.

    Product Features:

    • AX-12A Dynamixel Actuators
    • Solid Needle Roller Bearing Base
    • Rugged ABS construction
    • Arbotix Robocontroller for Onboard Processing
    • Custom Parallel Gripper
    • Mounting Brackets for Cameras & Sensors

    Kit Includes:


    Pincher Robotic Arm Stats
    Weight 550G
    Vertical Reach 35CM
    Horizontal Reach 31CM
    Strength 25CM/40G
    20CM/70G
    15CM/100G
    Gripper Stength 500G Holding
    Wrist Lift Strength 250G
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    Overall Customer Rating of 2 Reviews:
    Denmark

    Nice small robots with a great potential

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    <p>Have been using the for my robotics course ... nice small robots</p><p>have experienced that som of the AX12's loses their strength </p><p>but besides that - a nice small robot </p><p>you can see some of my students projects on the following links</p><p>http://www.instructables.com/id/Phantomx-Pincher-Color-Sorting/</p><p>http://www.instructables.com/id/UCN-Robotics-PLC-Arduino-Project/</p><p>http://www.instructables.com/id/Arbotix-Arm-Sorter-With-Conveyor/</p><p>http://www.instructables.com/id/Autonomous-Gripforce-Stabilizer-Robotic-Arm/</p><p>http://www.instructables.com/id/ToBe-Automation-Color-Sorter-Robot-Introduction/</p><p>BR from UCN, Denmark</p>

    Works extremely well

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    <p>For this price the arm does everything very well - very accurate and repeatable (at least +/- 2mm from my testing). I have not tested how much it can lift. This is now supported in ROS with: https://github.com/corb555/arbotix_ros and https://github.com/corot/turtlebot_arm. The base is too small to adequately support the arm, but its fine if the base is mounted to something else. High quality plastic and finish for everything except the gripper, which is cheap plastic. Had to sand the gripper base because it did not slide freely.</p><p> See demo at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzGdnGchlTI</p>