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Rapid Robotic Arm and Optional USB PC Interface

<p>This Robotic Arm helps you get to grips, literally, with the basics of robotic technology. Following the detailed instructions, you can build your own wire-controlled Robotic Arm, and control its movements via the remote control box. Alternatively, you can operate the Robotic Arm from your PC by installing the optional USB Interface Kit (sold separately). The Robotic Arm has 5 motors and 5 joints and features base rotation, elbow and wrist motion and a gripping function. A built-in searchlight means you can even operate the Robotic Arm in the dark.<BR><BR><IFRAME height=315 src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sS0qvt9eFw0?rel=0" frameBorder=0 width=560 allowfullscreen></IFRAME></p>
  • Educational kit includes all necessary parts (except tools)
  • Supplied complete with wired hand controller
  • Add the optional USB interface and software (sold separately) to control your robotic arm from your PC
  • No soldering required
  • Maximum lift 100g
  • Dimensions 37.5 x 16.1 x 23cm
  • Weight 658g
  • Requires 4x D batteries (not supplied)
  • Optional USB Interface Kit is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows® XP and Windows® 7
Not suitable for children under 5 due to inclusion of small parts
Order codeMftrs Part No.
06-934906-9349Robotic arm
06-935006-9350USB interface
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18 September 2015 Question by: Rapid Customer | Product code: 06-9350
Q. So does this include the arm and everything I need to make it move or do I need to buy an arm and software?
A. Hi Nichola, thank you for your question. This is the optional USB PC interface kit for the robotic arm, which is available on 06-9349.


08 December 2014 Question by: Rapid Customer
Q. Hi, can you program the software to run set commands or can the pc just control the robot. Thank you.
A. Hi Jason. Thank you for your question. With the interface you have the option to programme a series of pre-set movements and it can be controlled via the PC.


16 October 2014 Question by: Rapid Customer
Q. Is this software compatible with Windows 8/8.1?
A. Hi Joshua. Thank you for your question. This software is compatible with Windows 8.


15 April 2013 Question by: Rapid Customer | Product code: 06-9343
Q. how about answering the question? does it come with a fully documented USB spec?
A. Hi Andrew. Thank you for your question. It does not come with a fully documented USB specification.


12 April 2013 Question by: Rapid Customer | Product code: 06-9343
Q. so &quot;it doesn't work with raspberry pi&quot; is that just because the USB interface isn't documented? does the device come with a fully documented USB spec?
A. Hi Andrew. Thank you for your question. This unit is only designed to work with a PC - to make it work with a Raspberry Pi, the Pi would need one of the operating systems installed on the Pi. As far as we are aware this would not be compatible.


27 March 2013 Question by: Rapid Customer | Product code: 06-9343
Q. Is this the USB version of the robotic arm. The picture shows the one with the hand held control. order code - 06-9343
A. Hi Jonathan. Thank you for your question. This is supplied with a USB interface - just the picture shows the controller.


16 March 2013 Question by: Rapid Customer | Product code: 06-9343
Q. Hi, will I be able to use this with a Raspberry Pi? Thanks
A. Hi Calum. Thank you for your question. Raspberry Pi is not compatible with the arm.


27 November 2012 Question by: Rapid Customer | Product code: 06-9343
Q. Does this have a programming inoput capabilty?
A. Hi JJ. Thank you for your question. The software supplied is only basic but can be controlled from the PC. The robot arm does not have any memory so the only input is from the controller or the P. A motor driver or picaxe motor driver could be used and these could have the program installed but the unit will still require power.