Robotic arms are a tool that attracts a lot of attention to the most novice users in the world of robotics. This is due to the popularity they have gained from their appearance in famous movies.
But, far from movies and great things, a robotic arm is quite useful for many things, as long as you have the correct instructions. The uArm Swift has recently appeared, a robotic arm that does not have the proper instructions but that will allow us to install and use it in the way we want.
uArm Swift has two versions, a reduced version, for desktop and another normal version with a larger size. This robotic arm belongs to Ufactory, a company that has launched it under a crowdfunding campaign.
uArm Swift can be operated with our computer keyboard or with a mobile app
uArm Swift is an arm that does not have robotic fingers at the end, but it does have various attachments that we can change or alternate to help us in our tasks. An example of this is its practical suction cup that has proven to be useful for picking up the Go game pieces.
But your heart is the most important thing. This robotic arm is powered by an Arduino Mega board. This board is compatible with the apps that uFactory has created for this robotic arm.
Apps that will allow us to control and handle the arm with our mobile but we can also do it through the computer and the pc keyboard, something interesting for many. The instructions can be loaded, in such a way that they perform a certain function whenever we turn it on. The materials used are printed plastics so we can also print the parts and components we want.
Unfortunately uFactory does not sell this robotic arm but is currently distributing it through a crowdfunding campaign. In any case, it will be a matter of time before we can get this tool through a store Do not you think?