|Item model number||Version 1.0|
|Item Weight||15.5 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||9.06 x 5.91 x 0.98 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||9.06 x 5.91 x 0.98 inches|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||May 23, 2016|
MeArm Pocket Sized Robot Arm
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- The MeArm is a flat pack robot arm kit, that you can build with nothing but a screwdriver and enthusiasm.
- The perfect kit to get you started in the world of programming, electronics, robotics and engineering!
- The MeArm is a kit for those who want to build their own brains and controllers and comprises of the classic MeArm robot arm kit version 1.0
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MeArm is a pocket size robot arm. It was conceived to make robotics, electronics and programming accessible - by driving down the cost of robot arm ownership. The ultimate aim is to make something low cost that you can build with nothing but a screwdriver and enthusiasm. MeArm is the world's most accessible robotic learning tool. It's a perfect kit for a Maker project or to inspire interest into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects, introducing engineering, robotics, electronics and opening up a whole world of programming possibilities.
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Top international reviews
Ok - I must admit that after reading some of the other reviews I was a little nervous about breaking this before it was built! But it seems that there have been some improvements to the build quality and the tolerances are fine.
I tested all of the servos with my Arduino before building and made sure that the joints moved easily. Setting up was simple and there is plenty of information on how to do it, there's also a forum should you get stuck (I didn't).
I put this together with my 10 year old daughter, all in all it took us a few hours building, but it was a fun few hours and as much of a joy as playing with it has been. I'm now becoming proficient moving small items around my desk.... I mean learning about coding with my kids.
She keeps tweaking the software and trying new ways to control this little robot.
The kit is well designed and the instructions are well written.
I didn't get as far as to tighten the nut because it didn't fit and a slight pressure cause it to snap in 2 places.
Hopefully they put the time into updating their design to fix the tolerance issue, and also provide motors that aren't busted out of the box. In the meantime, it's hard to recommend this. :(
I bought this robotic arm to build with my 9 yrs old daughter, as we previously bought and successfully experimented with an Arduino set, which was a good (and much more expensive) product.
We did manage to connect the robotic arm parts, though with great difficulty, as the supplied instructions and especially drawings were very poor (we found better instructions on the internet, but still they we pretty difficult to understand).
Also we had to use one of our old cell-phone chargers (cut away its connector and stick its wires into Adruino), for power source, as no power source supplied with the robotic arm (i.e. it is not that the batteries are not included, but also the placeholder for batteries not supplied).
Well, we managed to connect the motors of the robotic arm to our Arduino set, but here we got stuck. The motors would not work at all and would not obey the Arduino programmed commands! The instructions for the commands we found in the internet were pretty clear, but the motors either start rolling infinitely, or the other way round: just jerk and stop, but never do what they are programmed to.
So after two evenings wasted, we gave this thing up. I realize it was not wise to buy so cheap product.