The next evolution of the Tinkerkit Braccio robot, Arduino Braccio ++ is a robotic arm designed solely for higher education, including engineering schools and university institutes of technology – or even advanced high school and college students studying the sciences, industrial science or technology.
Arduino Braccio ++ is fully optimized and can be assembled in several ways for multiple tasks, such as moving objects, mounting a camera and tracking your movements, or attaching a solar panel and tracking the movement of the sun. Its uses are almost limitless.
Students will learn real life applications of physical concepts through lifting, placing, and rotating an item. These concepts include motions, forces, torque, gear ratios, stability, and weight of payload.
Arduino Braccio ++ offers a multitude of expansive possibilities from the very outset, including a new Braccio Carrier with LCD screen, new RS485 servo motors, and a totally enhanced experience. The main material used to build the Arduino Braccio ++ structure is a recycled and eco-friendly plastic called EcoAllene, a plastic material obtained from recycled polylaminate found in food cartons, meaning that all the plastic parts of Arduino Braccio ++ are sustainable and 100% recyclable.
In addition to the open-source hardware in the kit, there’s an e-learning platform with step-by-step instructions, lessons, and other learning materials. The content involves projects and lessons on how to use and test the different parts of the hardware ( including the display, joystick, buttons and intelligent motors) and covering kinematics, dynamics, and control at university. For high school, it also covers computer-integrated manufacturing.
|Carrier||Name||Arduino® Braccio Carrier|
|Compatibility||Nano Family (Inc. Nano RP2040 Connect)|
|Other I/O||Programmable digital I/O (24V logic)||12|
|Connectivity||USB Programming Port||Amphenol USB Type C|
|Communication protocols||CAN-BUS||RS485 communication protocol|
|Programmable Serial ports||RS232 communication protocol|
|USB-C||Yes (used for power supply)|
|Connectors||6x Motors||Adam Equipment LHA-04-TS|
|2x Motors||Molex 44914-0601|