RS Components (RS), a trademark of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global leader in the distribution of electronic components and maintenance, is expanding its Arduino development kit catalog with the new TinkerKit Braccio. Robotics very affordable to the global community of Arduino manufacturers and developers, including students, hobbyists, artists, programmers and professionals.
The Braccio is a fully functional office robotic arm that connects to an Arduino card for functions from command. Versatile, the Braccio can be assembled in different ways by users to meet the specific needs of their applications. The arm incorporates six servos that provide positioning control, which allows it to catch and move objects. The product can also be used as a support for a wide variety of objects in different applications (auto tracking camera support or solar panel positioner to orient it in relation to the sun, for example), or to attach a mobile phone Or a tablet to follow the participants of a videoconference.
The Braccio has a load capacity of 400g in the minimum configuration and a maximum weight of 150g for an operating distance of 32cm.Ideal for experiments in university research or for new technological projects, Arduino's TinkerKit range is a platform Perfectly adapted to the realization of prototypes of designs based on Arduino, which does not require models or soldering irons.
The TinkerKit provides quick and easy mounting and includes sensors and actuators that connect to the TinkerKit interface and the Arduino control board via the Arduino Sensor Shield. The TinkerKit Braccio is compatible with a wide range of Arduino, including UNO, UNO SMD, UNO WiFi, Due, Mega 2560, Ethernet, Leonardo, Leonardo ETH, M0, M0 Pro, Yun and Tian. In addition, Braccio can be controlled from a computer or smartphone using Arduino's UNO WiFi, Leonardo Ethernet, Yun or Tian.
According to Rob Maycroft, Global Product Manager at RS Components: "This new addition to Arduino's TinkerKit range will stimulate students and manufacturers, and encourage them to expand their skills and develop their design ambitions with robotics. It also provides a high degree of flexibility and allows users to include new features when their designs require them. Available now from RS in the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions, Arduino's TinkerKit Braccio is sold in kit form and requires assembly.