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Making your own Kuka robot using EV3

Contributed by / February 21, 2014


Posted by: Marc-Andre Bazergui (bazmarc)

http://www.thenxtstep.com/2014/02/making-your-own-kuka-robot-using-ev3.html#links

Facebook EV3 group member Pi Ksar has shared with us a pretty neat robot arm made out of LEGO MINDSTORMS – I asked him a little bit about himself and describe his project:

Hi, I’m Pawel, 37 married, from Poland
background : electrical engineer
work : global consultant – 270 days per year in travel
hobby : modern technologies, history, traveling
Always dreaming about having own Kuka style robot. Because of flat space I cannot buy real one. So decision about building my own was made. Why Lego ? Because it’s flexible system and many spare parts available. First attempt was 2 years ago with NXT 2.0 but without luck – I need at least 6 motors to be controlled. So waiting for EV3…
…When EV3 appeared – bought a few sets.
Now available at my workshop :
-       4xEV3 unit, 16 servo motors, 8 touch sensors, Gyro, more sensors from sets
-       Lego Technic : Unimog, 4×4 RC, large buldoger and few more for parts
-       All parts IR : XL motors, remotes, servos
Current robot features :
-       6 axis movement
-       Compressor and electropneumatic valve for claw installed in robot base
What I want to do soon :

Robot working like KUKA, with all smoothness. Plan is to install Gyro sensor to control claw, to keep it automatically in horizontal position. General robot is made to practice programing.
One of the application that will be possible is drink making.
To that set will come peristaltic pump (made from Lego) for liquid dosing, glass sorter….will see.

Any other ideas also welcome.

 

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    Bhvya March 15, 2014, 12:36 pm

    it rocks dude!!!