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Sixi MK2 Robot Arm (pre-order)

CAD $5,000.00 CAD $3,300.00

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Sixi is the largest, most accurate open source industrial arm in the world. It can reach up to 800mm (31.4961in), carry 2.25kg (5lb), and has a repeatable accuracy of +/-0.5mm (0.019685in).

Description

This page is for pre-orders, with delivery to begin in August, 2019. Expect at least two months lead time while we ramp up production.

Sixi is the largest, most accurate open source industrial arm in the world.  It can reach up to 800mm (31.4961in), carry 2.25kg (5lb), and has a repeatable accuracy of +/-0.5mm (0.019685in).

What’s it good for?

The Sixi is so accurate that we use it to build more Sixis.  But who cares!

Grow ops! Legal weed is here.  Your grow op has to track seed-to-sale, and that means a big security problem – dirty dirty humans!  What if your employees could do their work from home without even knowing where your operation is located?  Hard to steal from a place when you don’t know the location of the place!  The Sixi 2 isn’t just affordable – it’s peace of mind.

Demo video coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy this flower cutting robot example.

3D printing! You’ve got ten prints to run overnight and you can’t get up ten times to clean and restart the machine.  What if you had an open source, 3D printed robot arm that could do the job for you?  What if that arm could do the same job on 5 printers at once?

Demo video coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy this 3d printer machine tending robot example.

CNC machining! blanks on one cart, finished parts on another, and your manufacturing machine in the middle. Lights out overnight manufacturing. Fantastic!

Demo video coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy this CNC machine tending robot example.

Lab work! Pipetting and sample management is long, tedious, precision work. The experts in the lab are paid to research and think critically, not to put two drops in each pitrie dish every hour on the hour for two days.

Demo video coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy this pipetting robot example.

Film work! The applications in art are endless. Camera motion control on a budget is an obvious first step. Match your 3D simulated camera to the actual machine and get perfect compositing every time.

Demo video coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy this camera control robot example.

Recycling! Recycling in the US is collapsing. The buyers demand well-sorted material and the suppliers are finding the cost-to-sort is astronomical. Humans doing this job? It’s dangerous AND boring: a perfect storm. So the suppliers have turned to either dumping the recycling in with the landfill or burning the stuff for energy. One more crisis on the pile!

Now let’s talk robot arms. Computer vision. A little AI. The camera looks at the recycling going past and the arms sort it. They don’t even have to be fast – if it’s too slow, throw more arms at the problem. There is no question that we have to do it. The only question is how do we make it more affordable.

Until the world learns to stop making garbage, Marginally Clever Robots hopes to fill the gap and provide the low cost robots to help prolong the human experiment. Our customer base should be 7 billion strong.

More more more!

  • arm size (shipping): 10.5kg, 26 x 25 x 106cm (12″ x 12″ x 42″)
  • control box size (shipping): 3.4kg, 26 x 38 x 11cm (15″ x 11″ x 5″)
  • reach: 800mm (see workspace pictures)
  • payload: 2kg
  • speed: 50 deg/s at full payload
  • repeatable accuracy: currently +/-1mm (goal +/-0.5mm)
  • power requirement: 480w
  • footprint: 25 x 25cm (12″ x 12″)
  • Open hardware!
  • Open source!

Use our Sixi 2 forums to talk about how it could help you in your work.

Sixi Robot Workspace

XY workspace plot (cm)

Top down XY workspace (cm)

XZ workspace plot (cm)

Side view XZ workspace plot (cm)

Sixi 2 usage

We understand your time is valuable – you want to drink the milk, not take care of the cow. No problem! We’re working to partner with stay at home expert contractors.  With our service you write on a card what you want the arm to do and put the card where a webcam can see it.  A short while later it start to move on it’s own.  Why use AI when real human brains are already available?

Sixi 2 financing

Here’s how Sixi is an obvious business decision.  Let’s imagine the job this arm will do is replacing a human that works for $15/h for 2h a day for one years.  One year is 50 weeks of work * 5 days * 2h = 500h, or $7,500.  Now the Sixi only costs $5,000, meaning you save $2,500 AND you can work on something more valuable.

Still too much up front?  No problem! Contact us to arrange financing.  Currently we offer lease-to-own at $250/month with $1000 down on a 20-month term, or rent for $200/month with $1600 deposit.

Warranty, Repair, Training, and Service

Warranty We’re also available to offer extended warranties for parts and service. Contact us!

We are actively seeking partners around the world to be certified repair, installation, and training specialists. Contact us!

Additional information

Weight 14 kg
Dimensions 26 × 25 × 145 cm