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£7,272
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32
backers
5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, April 25 2019 5:01 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Industries like that of car manufacturing use those giant robots for assembling of the cars. Similarly, there are many other areas of example where the robotic arms mechanics are popularly used where they can precisely install the components at a very high speed, or handle many complex, even dangerous tasks.

We are so fascinated by seeing those episodes of 'How it is Made' and 'The Big Factories' on our television sets and create a tiny but strong desire in some corner of our heart that if we could own one such machine. But when it comes to actually having one for us, the idea seems to be a complete turn-off and we end up giving up on our desire.

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Robots are awesome! What, if that desire can actually fit our pockets and also into our home? Lovely it would be! Isn't it? SB Components comes to your rescue and are delighted to help you fulfill your dream of owning a Robotic Arm.

PiArm is a Raspberry Pi based DIY robotic arm equipped with 6-axis digital servo motors and 360 degrees of rotation freedom designed and developed for kids, makers, techies and everyone. 

The PiArm is a fast, powerful and precise full-metal light-weight robotic arm. With its compatibility to all the Raspberry Pi variants, it is an open source software and hardware. The servo motors are designed with the LED glow indicators to detect the health of the motors. It is powered by a shield that support both USB and GPIO communication. 

PiArm can be used by anyone who knows programming or don't know the programming. It is made as simple as possible to help you achieve your multiple daily tasks with ease.


We have showcased PiArm at the Bett Show, 2019, London and coming at PiWars, Cambridge University. ;)


Honestly, to provide you with an industry like assembly robot, PiArm has been designed to serve you the best possible way and at an affordable price.

Having 6-axis, PiArm can pick and place, detect objects, sense motions or anything in its area, with any given orientation, manageable with programming or without programming (using the inbuilt libraries). 

PiArm let’s you learn robotics and programing by interfacing with the Raspberry Pi board. The Raspberry Pi acts as the brain to PiArm allowing it to connect with the internet and the Bluetooth making it even more powerful and remotely controlling the robot. 

The PiArm is a versatile machine. It can be used by everyone and anyone. With it's easy to use software and user-friendly GUI, it performs all your desired tasks with ease. At SB Components, our team has designed this robot keeping in mind the usage and adaptability of every user. Our aim with PiArm is to make everyone's making easy.

PiArm is a box full of endless possibilities. Although we have tried to fix them all in one box. It is a feature-rich robot in itself pertaining to its applications. Few of the listed features, precisely, are as under mentioned.

Servo LED Indicator

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The servo LED indicators are health detectors. The servos are encompassed with the multi-color glow indicators that suggest you about its working conditions.

The servo has an alarm indicator for different parameters like the temperature, voltage, speed, and position. If the internal servo behaves abnormal, the RGB indicator will suggest you the warning.

The multiple end effector tools allow you to meet all your requirements of operating a robot. They give you the flexibility to work in any environment and under any condition that too effortlessly. 

Controlling PiArm is super easy!  

It gives you multiple options for controlling the servos and play in many ways.

Through Laptop 

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Using VNC on your Phone 

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The PiArm software is completely developed in Python. The software enables you to configure and control the motors movements and actions.

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The servo shield is the module acting as a source of power to both PiArm and the Raspberry Pi. It allows two way communication with the Raspberry Pi Board, using the USB or through the GPIO.

The PiArm shield or the Hardware has a Python based code capable of running on any platform like the Linux or the Windows.

The PiArm shield allows you to connect multiple accessories like the ultrasonic sensor or the IR sensors. 

You can connect the shield through a couple of options: through USB or through GPIO. It has the power to provide single power source to the Raspberry Pi and the PiArm.

The hardware and the software of the PiArm are completely open source and the software is written in Python language.

The PiArm is a versatile robot allowing you to work with any Raspberry Pi variant you own. It is compatible with all Raspberry Pi variants making it even more handy to use. 

Risks and challenges

At SB Components, our aim remains to provide students, techies and every robot lover an environment where they can interact with the cutting-edge technologies. At Kickstarter, we want to raise the funds for this project in order to make everyone's making easier and simpler. Your support at the Kickstarter for the PiArm will help us rise above any risk or challenge ahead and we can manage with a timely delivery,
While we always encourage our teams to be prepared for the analytical challenges of mass producing a complex hardware product such as PiArm and thus it requires a great amount of planning and careful execution. Therefore, we assure that our team is well prepared for successfully launching this project and delivering the rewards to our supporters.
We will be able to start the shipments due by July 2019. And if we receive a huge amount of orders, the delivery schedule can thus tentatively change.

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