A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Robotic arms no longer belong only to Sci-Fi movies or automotive factories. In fact, they have become part of daily life for makers, hobbyists and businesses.
However until now, collaborative robotic arms with industrial level accuracy and professional quality have been prohibitively expensive. That's why we want to make a difference by introducing Z-Arm!
Z-Arm is a desktop workstation robotic arm with incredible repeatable accuracy, durability and built-in safety features for makers, business owners, or anyone with an interest in robotics.
It is incredibly versatile and can be equipped to deal with a nearly unlimited number of tasks, including cutting, 3D printing, soldering, parts assembly and more.
With interchangeable heads, you can reply on Z-Arm for many tasks. Here are a few examples of how Z-Arm can help you to build and create.
With 0.02mm precision, a velocity of 430 degrees per second, 2kg workload and 400mm maximum reach, Z-Arm makes a perfect desktop workstation. Besides those incredible specs and great price, Z-Arm is also the first collaborative robotic arm designed for individual users.
Collaborative robotics are designed with safety features to work in conjunction with humans. These features are essential for a safe work space and creating efficient collaborative processes.
In spite of its compact all-metal-body, Z-Arm has an incredibly large working area thanks to its 3rd arm that has a complete 360-degree reach. This makes it more useful and creates more versatility for a wide variety of different tasks.
We also designed a electric gripper which can perform tasks requiring a lot of precision.
One of the biggest problems with the robotic arms that exist on the market today is the complexity of using them. They often require a high degree of programming knowledge or an intimate understanding of proprietary systems.
We wanted to change all that and make robotics easy enough for anyone to use. We designed Z-Arm with simple App controls. You can get started in seconds with a user-friendly smartphone App that makes working with Z-Arm simple.
To make it even easier, we also added an important Handhold Teaching feature to Z-Arm, giving users the ability to program repeatable actions by hand-guiding the position of the arms manually, a great timesaver!
For 3D printer, we will provide a software on PC which could translate G-code to Z-Arm via Ethernet.
For laser engraving and cutting, we will also provide a software on PC and phone/pad, just input the picture, you will get the engraving/cuttting results on your selected materails.
And also we will provide all core library files to backers, it is free, like .dll(Windows platform), .jar(android platform), you can use these files to develop your own 3D software/Laser engraving and cutting software or other application software, you don't need to care about how to control robot motion, just focus on the applications you want
After pledge, feel free to contact us when you need APIs descriptions, and we are opened to discuss with you about the APIs definition, let's know what you think, we are looking forward to your ideas which make our products better
Building a tool as advanced as Hitbot requires a lot of dedicated work and testing. We have applied our many years of experience in the automation field and taken the time necessary to develop the most user-friendly, precise and reliable robotic arm possible.
With 0.02mm Precision & 2kg Workload
Risks and challenges
With our team`s rich experience in the robotic developing and manufacturing industry, we are very confident with our process and production schedule for Z-Arm.
However, we also know that hidden obstacles and challenges often occur. Because of that, we’ve made sure to account for some amount of craziness or unforeseen problems that may occur in our schedule. If something does go wrong, we promise to keep our backers updated and informed about any issues and about the way in which we are solving them.