The Sixi 3 robot arm is the result of many years of study and research. I’m trying to build my dream machine that avoids every problem discovered in my previous robot arms. My short list of desirable things include:
- Easy manufacturing = use less unique parts = use repeating components.
- Easy maintenance = daisy chain components.
- Safer = no loose wires, always know where the arm is, responsive behaviour. (safety third!)
To that end I’m on my second attempt to design and program the board of my needs. Here’s where I’m at today, December 31, 2022. Read on for all the details.(more…)