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$48,082
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

By Mime Industries
$48,082
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

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    1. Ben Pirt Collaborator 6 days ago

      @Bill It depends on the threshold for taxes in Canada but yes, taxes are normally due on imported goods. Fortunately as a toy ("Scale Model" actually) I believe it is relatively lightly taxed (and exempt in many countries)

      @Jonathan Thank you! Stretch goal sounds about right :-)

      @Dawud, This is more of a robot arm for learning than it is for extreme precision like this so a pen holder would probably not be that useful in this case.

    2. Larry Smith
      Superbacker
      6 days ago

      Thanks for your answer to my question. I just pledged for one and doubled it so I can have one of each color. Thanks again Larry

    3. Dawud Mehmood on February 12

      Hi guys

      Would it be possible to include pen holding attachments to make this a precision drawing arm?

    4. Jonathan Sanderson on February 9

      *So* pleased for you guys - straight over the target and into 'oh, blimey!' territory… with 27 days to go. Fantastic. Stretch goal: global domination.

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      Bill on February 9

      Hi just wondering about taxes because I'm in Canada... So I may be collected taxes right...? Thanks!

    6. Ben Pirt Collaborator on February 8

      @Dr H - A Pi Zero should be fine in terms of its computing capabilities and the connector is the same. As you say it would need supporting mechanically but all that should take are a couple of longer spacers on the front edge where the holes don't align. Also, the front edge of the base would still have the holes for the B+ connectors but it would still work fine. I've got a Zero so I'll take a look at what it would take to get it working. Thanks for backing!

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      Dr H
      Superbacker
      on February 7

      Would a Pi Zero be sufficient to run the robotic arm? Given one would stabilize the base, actually.

    8. Mime Industries Creator on February 7

      @alex Now there's a film (or two) I need to watch again. Duly noted.

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      Alex Bevan on February 7

      If you guys need to contemplate new colours for stretch goals, could I be first to request green?

      Oh! Actually, how about gold, like Johnny 5 in Short Circuit 2?

    10. Ben Pirt Collaborator on February 7

      Hi Jeff, yes, you'll be able to choose from orange or blue when we send out the survey.
      Thanks for backing!

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      Jeff Carrell on February 7

      Will we be able to choose color of MeArm (orange or blue)? Thanx, looking forward to this project!

    12. Ben Pirt Collaborator on February 7

      Thanks Maurice, neither can we!

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      Maurice Uijlenbroek on February 7

      Good luck guys! Can't wait till it's July ;-)