This next-level robotic arm is paving the way for high school and college students to dive into real-world manufacturing techniques by recreating a replica of an industrial robot used on an assembly line will teach students more about manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation.
Students will learn real life applications of physical concepts through lifting, placing, and rotating an item. These concepts include motions, forces, torque, gear ration, stability, and weight of payload.
The Braccio ++ kit includes all the materials needed to build and assemble the arm, including a completely new and fully optimized different carrier with RS485 serial communication, Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect, Arduino Braccio Carrier, Six Arduino RS485 Smart Servo Motors, screws, nuts, springs, a screwdriver and more.
All hardware arrives in a durable, reusable box, which allows you to mount and transport the Braccio ++.
Using a more sustainable material called Ecoallene, instead of the ABS plastics. EcoAllene is a plastic material obtained from recycled polylaminate found in food cartons. It is made up of a plastic and an aluminum layer and all plastic parts of Braccio ++ are sustainable and 100% recyclable.
The Braccio ++ offers a multitude of expansive possibilities from the very outset, including new RS485 servo motors. You can simply program and communicate with the new, intelligent Arduino smart servo motors, which are at the very heart of this new revision. The motor receives commands from the Arduino RP2040 Connect board and also transmits data back and forth. This type of motor configuration and communication is compatible with industrial standards.
The Braccio ++ kit includes access to our online platform with 4 lessons and 3 projects,covering tutorials on how to use and test the different parts of the hardware (including the display, joystick, buttons and intelligent motors) and topics around kinematics, dynamics, and control at university.
For high school, it also covers computer-integrated manufacturing.
Each Arduino Education kit comes with access to dedicated assistance from the Arduino support team, which is ready to help with troubleshooting, purchases, classroom management or platform-related questions.
Who can use this kit?
The kit is designed solely for advanced high school and university students aged 16+, including engineering schools and institutes of technology – or even advanced high school and college students studying the sciences, industrial science, or technology.
Which languages does the online platform support?
The online platform is currently available in English.
Is this kit suitable for distance learning?
Yes, the new kit allows for both remote and and in-class use. The online educational platform and content can be accessed from wherever students are, as long as they have an internet connection. The kit also includes all the hardware students need for the lessons and projects.
What concepts are covered?
The content that accompanies Braccio ++ covers kinematics, dynamics, and control at university. For high school, it also covers computer-integrated manufacturing.
What are the differences between the Tinkerkit Braccio and the Braccio ++ ?
The Braccio ++ kit now includes an Arduino board, a different carrier with RS485 serial communication, an LCD screen, a joystick, and a set of smart Arduino motors instead of classic servo motors.
The carrier and motors in Braccio ++ are powered by USB C, which can even be used for charging your computer.
Braccio ++ also comes with an improved packaging, allowing you to mount and transport your arm in the box, and uses more sustainable material, Ecoallene, instead of ABS plastic.
Finally, the Braccio ++ comes with an all new dedicated online content.
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