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CA$ 12,047 pledged of CA$ 25,000 goal
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Our Arduino Maximo Robot Arm is designed to offer the highest quality while remaining one of the most affordable robotic arms on the market. Its 5-axis range of motion allows for movements similar to assembly line robots. Pledges and Add-ons are in CAD, CAD to USD is around 28% off so 399$CAD is around 290$USD. Thank you.

My team and I wanted to create a robotics experience that would be available to anyone interested in this hot and futuristic subject, whether just starting out or already quite experienced. Our goal has been to create a robot that meets our exacting quality standards while remaining affordable. After a full year of research, the result is Maximo. Now we need your help to make Maximo a reality.

What do you get when you order the Maximo Robot Arm kit?

The kit includes: a black and clear acrylic body with a set of screws, nuts and standoffs, 6x KING MAX High Torque Servo Motors, a bearing base, Arduino with Servo Shield, wiring, USB cable and a power supply. You also get the standard gripper head module, a Robotic Studio license and the Assembly Manual.

Assembling the 230 parts of the arm is an easy process. In fact, the only thing required to build the robot is a Phillips-head screwdriver. We provide a simple step-by-step guide to help you build Maximo. Even a beginner can put Maximo together and get it to work in less than three hours.

In order to bring more features to Maximo, we’ve created several modular heads. These heads can be changed within seconds. They were designed to be easy to install and remove.

In order to bring more features to Maximo, we created several modular heads. These heads can be changed within seconds. They were designed to be easy to instal and remove.

The Standard gripper head module is the head included with every Maximo kit. It works like a pair of pliers, with the jaws opening and closing to grab all kinds of objects.

The Advanced gripper head module is more sophisticated than the standard claw and allows Maximo to grab objects by applying balanced pressure to the object. Very useful for grabbing small and rounded objects.

The Palletizer head module is a miniature reproduction of the ones used in factories and warehouses. A must-have to raise small wood pallets and other stuff.

The Pen-holder head module allows you to put various objects on Maximo’s head. You can use Maximo to draw, paint and even play music!

All parts of the robot are engineered to allow customization. Part sizes are meant to be compatible to allow different configurations. It’s simple to add more features to the arm by fixing additional components to its surfaces. For example, a webcam can easily be attached to Maximo to capture some cool footage from the perspective of the robot.

The arm is controlled by an Arduino board combined with a servo shield. The additional connectors on the board makes it possible to operate way more than the servomotors. You can connect motion sensors, led lights and even wheels to make Maximo mobile. The Arduino board comes with Bluetooth compatibility which opens several interesting features such as wireless control from your computer. The possibilities are simply endless.

Everyone who orders a robot will receive a free Robotic Studio license. Robotic Studio functions with Microsoft Windows only. This software is the result of thousands of hours of development by my team and I. It enhances what you can achieve with the robot by executing complex automations that would otherwise be impossible to do manually. Robotic Studio allows you to move the robot with a game controller and execute different series of recorded steps. You can connect up to 10 robots at the same time in Robotic Studio to create amazing automations.

There is a wide selection of add-ons you can choose from to add to your bundle. Several head modules are available such as the pen, the advanced gripper, and the palletizer head. They can be added to your Maximo individually if they are not included in the reward you choose.

We’ve worked very hard over the past year to design Maximo. With your support, we will be able to start the production and bring Maximo to the global market. We have already established a network of suppliers and manufacturers for the various components. By investing in our project, you will ensure our current prototype turns into a real product available to world at large. Our goal is to produce 500 units in the first batch. We need you to make this happen!

Risks and challenges

We already have fully working prototypes as a result of the R&D we did prior to the Kickstarter campaign. The design is close to final, but we will improve some aspects of the arm before we start shipping. My team and I have already produced a robotic arm in the past and this is our second Kickstarter campaign. We have learned a lot from these experiences and we are confident that our project will be successful. We are already in contact with several suppliers and companies for the manufacture of Maximo. Delivering the robot will not be a problem either since we have already had experience when doing our previous Kickstarter campaign.

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    A Maximo Postcard sent from Canada to your mailbox :) Autographed by Martin the creator of Maximo. Around $10 USD

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    Pledge CA$ 399 or more About $288

    Maximo Early Bird - Be one of the happy few to get your Maximo first. This includes: 1 Maximo Robotic Arm Kit with 1 Standard gripper head module. Around $290 USD

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    Maximo Robot Arm - Be one of the happy few to get your Maximo first. This includes: 1 Maximo Robotic Arm Kit with 1 Standard gripper head module. Around $325 USD

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    Maximo Robot Arm Plus - Get your Maximo Plus. This includes: 1 Maximo Robotic Arm Kit with 1 Standard gripper head module and all additional head modules (advanced gripper module, pen module, palletizer module). Around $399 USD

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    Maximo Robot Arm Ultimate - Get your Maximo Ultimate. This includes: 1 Maximo Robotic Arm Kit with 1 Standard gripper head module, all additional head modules (advanced gripper module, pen module, palletizer module), webcam attachment and the LED Light Plate. Around $470 USD

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    Pledge CA$ 3,990 or more About $2,880

    Maximo Classroom Bundle - Maximo Classroom Bundle - Get 10 Maximo units. This includes: 10 Maximo Robotic Arm Kit with 10 Standard gripper head modules. Around $2,900 USD

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