OWI has made robotic arm technology more affordable without compromising quality. With Robotic Arm Edge, command the gripper to open and close, wrist motion of 120 degrees, an extensive elbow range of 300 degrees, base rotation of 270 degrees, base motion of 180 degrees, vertical reach of 15 inches, horizontal reach of 12.6 inches, and lifting capacity of 100g. WOW! Some of the added features include a search light design on the gripper and a safety gear audible indicator is included on all five gear boxes to prevent any potential injury or gear breakage during operation. How does this equate to fun
All that's left is figuring out the circuity that controls its 5 motors and LED (which is why I posted this in the motors and not the robotics forum, since the problem I need to solve is not specific to robots, but concerns controlling motors that just happen to power a robot arm in this instance).
The out of the box circuity is of a very simple design, consisting of a power source (4 D batteries), motors, rocker and slide switches (in the controller unit), and wiring. Here's the schematic from the manual:
I was looking at the circuit diagram for the OWI Robot Arm Edge in the manual, and happened to notice the LED. To me, it looks like it has been drawn the wrong way around. But maybe I am wrong. Can someone please confirm that this is actually a mistake. And if it is not a mistake, can you explain the path required to turn the LED on I just need a second opinon.
Contemporary life depends increasingly on the use of robots to facilitate the achievement of daily activities, increasing the productivity of the industrial applications and accomplishing the hazardous and repeatable processes. Therefore, the controlling method of the robotic arms plays an important role in coordinating the robot actuators and hence in executing the robot functions and tasks. This paper describes the development process of the controlling method of OWI-535 robotic arm which is five-degree of freedom robotic arm used for lifting and placing of light objects repetitively. The robotic arm controlling method development is achieved by replacing the manual wire controller by a digital wireless controller that is designed and implemented by using ATmega 328P-PU microcontroller, Bluetooth technology, and an android smart phone. Furthermore, the control technique of the voltage polarity supplement for regular motors contained in the robotic arm is developed to an automated technique by utilizing AA51880 controller instead of the used mechanical manner. The development of the robotic arm was under experimental tests and the validation of the robotic arm performance, the experimental results indicate that the development process of wireless controlling method of OWI-535 robotic arm is realized successfully instead of using manual wire controller and the robotic arm executes wirelessly the lifting and placing tasks as desired by the robotic arm operator.
This CD curriculum provides multiple step-by-step activities and experiments for the Robotic Arm Edge Robot (Mfr. OWI-632) in both manual and computer control modes. Students are challenged to measure and record robot specifications, perform experiments, solve problems, record data, reflect about their activities and answer questions in each robot lab activity.
Using the site license that comes with the product, directions may be read off a computer screen or made into printed masters and copies. This curriculum when combined with the Robotic Arm Edge creates numerous and flexible educational opportunities for students. Answer keys provided. This is a flexible robotics curriculum for individual student use, home schools, science museums and schools.
Control the arm with the standard manual remote control provided. Or control the robotic arm using Images Serial PC Windows Controller. Software allows user to program scripts using Images PC USB Interface for Windows (see screen shot from program below). Some of the added features of this robotic arm include a search light design on the gripper and a safety gear audible indicator is included on all five gear boxes to prevent injury or gear breakage during operation.
The RAI-Pro USB robotic arm interface kit connects the OWI's 535 Robotic Arm Edge (tm) to a Windows personal computer USB port. The interface software allows real time interactive control, plus contains a built-in interactive script writer. A user may write a script that contains up to 99 individual robotic arm functions (including pauses) into a single script file. Script files may be saved and loaded from disk just like any other standard computer file.
The OWI-535 robot is a small 5-axis low-cost (less than $50) robotic toy having about 1 foot of reach. This robot operates in open-loop (no feedback). A USB kit can be added to the robot to operate it through USB. This robot was used for a project using the Microsoft Kinect. Unfortunately, the USB driver provided with the USB kit is not compatible with LabVIEW. A DLL was developed using the OWI-535 communication codes and the Win USB protocol to control the robot from LabVIEW. The details about how to install and use this driver are provided here. A VI to operate the robot is included as a demonstration.
I have a \"newer\" version of this robotic arm and I'm currently using Windows 7. I managed to install the driver provided with the arm and its application so I know the arm works. Although I wanted to use this with LabVIEW and I followed this tutorial but I cant install this driver since it is not on my list.
Hello Mr. Scott, i have the same robotic arm but with different vendor and product ids, i tried your C# program but there was no response from the arm, even though i changed the vendor and product ids in your program so it can recognize it. can you please guide me on what to do to make it work.this is my email: [email protected]
This kit comes with an extremely clear and well-designed 28-page instruction manual, and if you follow it carefully, it will make the job of assembly very easy. It also has the part numbers, which is useful if you were looking for spare parts. 59ce067264