Rotrics DexArm setup and first drawing

In this video you can see, only slightly accelerated, how quickly the Rotrics DexArm robot arm can be connected, set up and put into operation. For a first test, I let the robot arm draw my RobotsBlog logo.

Beforehand, I installed the latest firmware and software, as well as got to grips with the TouchPanel and tested its function. If you factor out this time, it takes no more than five minutes from unpacking to the first use of the robot arm.

If one forgoes the connection to the computer or the use of one’s own logo for testing purposes, the robot arm can be set up completely via the touch panel and tried out directly. This way, one could start even faster with the Rotrics DexArm and does not even need a computer.

Rotrics DexArm Installation und erste Zeichnung

In diesem Video seht ihr, nur leicht beschleunigt, wie schnell sich der Rotrics DexArm Roboterarm anschließen, einrichten und in Betrieb nehmen lässt. Für einen ersten Test, lasse ich den Roboterarm mein RobotsBlog Logo zeichnen.

Zuvor habe ich die neueste Firmware und Software installiert, sowie mich mit dem TouchPanel auseinandergesetzt und dessen Funktion getestet. Rechnet man diese Zeit heraus, so dauert es vom Auspacken bis zur erstens Verwendung des Roboterarms höchstens fünf Minuten.

Verzichtet man auf die Anbindung an den Computer oder das Verwenden eines eigenen Logos zu Testzwecken, kann der Roboterarm komplett über das Touchpanel eingerichtet und direkt ausprobiert werden. So könnte man sogar noch schneller mit dem Rotrics DexArm starten und benötigt noch nicht einmal einen Computer.

Insgesamt ist die Bedienung sehr einfach und die Software führt einen am Computer durch alle notwendigen Schritte. Hier sind keinerlei Vorkenntnisse erforderlich. Das Schreiben von Text oder Zeichnen von Grafiken mit dem Roboterarm könnte wirklich nicht einfacher sein.

Rotrics DexArm @ RobotsBlog

What would you do with your own robot arm? How can it support me at work? What can you automate, just for fun?

I have collected answers to these questions and ideas for projects over the last few years. If you have ideas or wishes for what a robot arm should do for you, please contact me. In the near future you will find various projects and results on Robots-Blog and our social media channels.
I am supported by a Rotrics DexArm, which was kindly provided to me in the Luxury Kit version.

This version comes with a wide range of tools that make the maker’s heart beat faster. The Rotrics DexArm is supplied with the following tools:

– 1 x Rotrics DexArm
– 1 x pen holder module
– 1 x 3D printing module
– 1 x laser module
– 1 x safety goggles
– 1 x pneumatic module
– 1 x Air pump housing
– 3 x suction cup
– 3 x soft gripper
– 1 x touch screen
– 1 x extruder
– 1 x construction plate
– 5 x print stickers & wooden plates
– 1 x DC Y power divider
– 1 x power supply
– 2 x Dual Type-C cables
– 1 x Type-C cable
– 1 x tweezers
– 1 x spare nozzle

The packaging of the Rotrics DexArm deserves special mention. It comes in a great reusable hard foam case that makes the arm and its accessories safe for transport.

Here are the hard facts for the technology fans among you:

Basic version:
– Payload: max. 500g
– Dimensions: 175 x 128 x 315mm
– Repeat accuracy: 0.05mm
– Speed: max. 500mm/s
– Axes: 4
– Precision: 0.1mm
– Weight: 2.4kg

3D printing:
– Build volume: 220 x 220 x 250mm
– Layer resolution: 0.1mm
– Printable materials: PLA, ABS, wood, carbon fibre
– Nozzle travel speed: up to 150mm/s


https://www.mybotshop.de/Rotrics-DexArm

Rotrics DexArm @ RobotsBlog

Was würdet ihr mit einem eigenen Roboterarm machen? Wie kann er mich bei der Arbeit unterstützen? Was kann man, einfach nur zum Spaß, automatisieren?

Antworten auf diese Fragen und Ideen für Projekte habe ich in den letzten Jahren gesammelt. Solltet ihr Ideen oder Wünsche haben was ein Roboterarm für euch machen soll, kontaktiert mich. In nächster Zeit werdet ihr verschiedene Projekte und Ergebnisse hierzu auf Robots-Blog und unseren Social-Media-Kanälen finden.
Unterstützt werde ich hierbei von einem Rotrics DexArm, der mir dankenswerterweise in der Luxury Kit Variante zur Verfügung gestellt wurde.

Diese Ausstattungsvariante kommt mit verschiedensten Werkzeugen, die das Maker-Herz höher schlagen lassen. So kommt der Rotrics DexArm mit folgendem Lieferumfang:

• 1 x Rotrics DexArm
• 1 x Stifthalter-Modul
• 1 x 3D-Druckmodul
• 1 x Lasermodul
• 1 x Schutzbrille
• 1 x Pneumatikmodul
• 1 x Luftpumpengehäuse
• 3 x Saugnapf
• 3 x Soft-Greifer
• 1 x Touchscreen
• 1 x Extruder
• 1 x Konstruktionsplatte
• 5 x Druckaufkleber & Holzplatten
• 1 x DC Y Leistungsteiler
• 1 x Netzteil
• 2 x Dual Type-C Kabel
• 1 x Type-C Kabel
• 1 x Pinzette
• 1 x Ersatzdüse

Hervorzuheben ist hier noch mal besonders die Verpackung des Rotrics DexArm. Dieser wird in einem tollen wiederverwendbaren Koffer aus Hartschaum geliefert, der den Arm und sein Zubehör sicher transportfähig gemacht.

Hier noch die harten Fakten für die Technik-Fans unter euch:

Basis Version:
• Nutzlast: max. 500g
• Abmessungen: 175 x 128 x 315mm
• Wiederholgenauigkeit: 0,05mm
• Geschwindigkeit: max. 500mm/s
• Achsen: 4
• Präzision: 0.1mm
• Gewicht: 2,4kg

3D-Druck:
• Aufbauvolumen: 220 x 220 x 250mm
• Schichtauflösung: 0.1mm
• Druckbare Materialien: PLA, ABS, Holz, Kohlefaser
• Düsenfahrgeschwindigkeit: bis zu 150mm/s


https://www.mybotshop.de/Rotrics-DexArm

New multifunctional robotic arm, DexArm, from Rotrics takes creativity to a whole new level

Munich/Shenzen – Rotrics announces the market launch of its new multifunctional robotic arm, DexArm. The robotic arm has a modular design and
has tremendous versatility. The DexArm has a variety of attachments, making it as easy as possible for manufacturers to paint and label objects, to 3D print and, as an optional feature, laser engrave products. The attachments can be quickly and easily exchanged with just one move.


The DexArm features a high repeatability of 0.05 mm, a high speed of up to 300 mm/s and a payload capacity of up to 500G. The robot arm can be expanded via modules, including a pen holder, a suction cup, a soft gripper, a 3D printer and optionally also, a laser engraver. To ensure user safety, a protective cover for the DexArm is also available for laser engraving. With the help of the user-friendly software, projects of all kinds – from labeling and engraving to 3D printing – can be easily realized.
„Its precision, blend of innovation, as well as its technology make our new DexArm a unique and versatile robotic arm for any industry. It makes it easier than ever to bring ideas to life as never before. The DexArm helps manufacturers draw, write, laser engrave and 3D print, in the easiest possible way. Its greatest strength is its versatility. Thanks to its modular design, it offers the exact functions needed for every industry,“ explains Wang Yong Xu, CEO of Rotrics.



Pricing and availability
From today until December 25, 2020, the Rotrics DexArm Luxury Kit is available at https://www.mybotshop.de/navi.php?qs=Rotrics

About Rotrics
Rotrics (a brand of Shenzhen Saiwenbote Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.) is a tech startup based in Shenzhen, China. The team consists of dedicated engineers and designers who have extensive experience in robotics, open-source hardware, industrial design, and 3D printing. The founders of Rotrics wanted to understand how students play and learn with robots to be able to assist in learning and making the next generation ready for the digital future. Learning has always been part of our corporate philosophy. That is why we develop inspiring, engaging, and effective solutions for students and robotics enthusiasts which change the way we learn. Developing products, that help our customers and bring their ideas to life is our passion.

Neuer multifunktionaler Roboter-Arm DexArm von Rotrics hebt Kreativität auf neue Stufe

München/Shenzen – Rotrics gibt die Markteinführung seines neuen multifunktionalen Roboter-Arms DexArm bekannt. Der Roboter-Arm ist modular aufgebaut und verfügt über eine enorme Vielseitigkeit. Der DexArm verfügt über verschiedene Aufsätze und macht es Herstellern dadurch so einfach wie möglich, Gegenstände zu bemalen und zu beschriften, 3DDrucke anzufertigen und als optionales Feature Produkte mit Laser-Gravuren zu versehen. Die Aufsätze lassen sich schnell und einfach mit nur einem Handgriff austauschen.


Der DexArm verfügt über eine hohe Wiederholgenauigkeit von 0,05 mm, eine hohe Geschwindigkeit von bis zu 300 mm/s sowie eine Nutzlastkapazität von bis zu 500 G. Der Roboter-Arm lässt sich über vielseitige Module erweitern, darunter ein Stifthalter, ein Saugnapf, ein Soft-Greifer, ein 3D-Drucker sowie optional ein Lasergravurgerät. Um die Sicherheit der Benutzer zu gewährleisten, ist für die LaserGravuren auch eine Schutzhülle für den DexArm erhältlich. Mithilfe der nutzerfreundlichen Software lassen sich Projekte aller Art – von der Beschriftung über Gravuren bis hin zum 3D-Druck, ganz einfach verwirklichen.


„Seine Präzision sowie die Mischung aus Innovation und Technologie machen unseren neuen DexArm zum einzigartigen und vielseitigen Roboter-Arm für jede Branche. Mit ihm lassen sich Ideen so einfach zum Leben erwecken wie nie zuvor. Der DexArm hilft Herstellern auf einfachste Weise beim Zeichnen, Schreiben, Lasergravieren und 3D-Drucken. Seine größte Stärke ist seine Vielseitigkeit. Durch den modularen Aufbau bietet er für jede Branche passgenau die benötigten Funktionen“, erklärt Wang Yong Xu, CEO von Rotrics.

Preise und Verfügbarkeit
Ab heute ist das Rotrics DexArm Luxury Kit zum Sonderpreis unter https://www.mybotshop.de/navi.php?qs=Rotrics erhältlich.


Über Rotrics
Rotrics (eine Marke der Shenzhen Saiwenbote Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.) ist ein Technik-Start-up mit Sitz in Shenzen, China. Das Team besteht aus engagierten Ingenieuren und Designern, die über umfangreiche Erfahrung in den Bereichen Robotik, Open-Source-Hardware, Industriedesign und 3DDruck verfügen. Die Gründer von Rotrics wollten verstehen, wie Schüler mit Robotern spielen und lernen, um so die nächste Generation fit für die digitale Zukunft zu machen. Lernen ist seit jeher Teil unserer Unternehmensphilosophie. Deshalb entwickeln wir inspirierende, fesselnde und effektive Lösungen für Schüler und Robotik-Fans, die die Art des Lernens verändern. Produkte zu entwickeln, die unseren Kunden helfen und ihre Ideen zum Leben erwecken, ist unsere Leidenschaft.

T3D, 3D Printing Directly From You Mobile Devices Launches on Kickstarter

San Francisco, CA. September 19, 2017– T3D, an innovative technology company specializing in light- sensitive chemical resin development, announces the crowdfunding campaign launch of their newest mobile 3D printing solution on Kickstarter on 9/19/2017. During the month-long campaign, limited super early bird rewards will be available for as low as $169 (45% off the retail price of $299).

T3D works with any mobile device, smartphones or tablets. Weighing at only 32 ounces, allows for 3D printing on the go, anytime anywhere. By applying the patented visible light-active resin, T3D enables open air printing, giving Makers a front row access to the printing experience. And with the exclusive App, users of all experience levels can have access to over 5,800 3D models in the cloud gallery and become a professional in 3D printing.

Key product features:

  • Open air printing – Prints directly from your smart device without a cover
  • Multi-color kit – Print different colors instantly with add-on kit
  • Multi-functional – Flexible 360 degree 3D scanning module
  • Certified 3D models – Tested and pre approved models to ensure quality printing
  • Open source – Printer specification made available for personalization

The campaign has a goal of $35,000 and will begin reward fulfillment in March 2018. The various reward pledges include:

  • Limited Super Early Bird option for $169 (45% off retail)
  • Pair Bundle Special for $339 (50% off retail)
  • Super Early Bird Multi-Functional Package (multi-color + scanning kit) for $749 (42% off retail)

“T3D will definitely be a game-changer to the 3D printing industry.” say Dr. Jeng, founder of T3D. “Whether it is speed or precision, T3D packs a lot of punch considering its small form factor. At an estimated retail price of $299, you are not going to find anything comparable out in the market, plus it is truly mobile because it works with all your mobile devices.”

For more information, visit : www.myt3d.com

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 – Project „Mak3rBot“

The Mak3rBot is a LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot that consists of 3D printed Parts. The design is based on Damien Kees RileyRover / Joe Menos Retailrover as this design only needs a few parts. All parts were printed on a Vellemann k8200 3D printer. Most of the parts could be found on Thingiverse, some needed to be exported from Ldraw/LeoCAD. The LEGO ActionCam Camera mount has been designed by Andy Milluzzi. The mission of this robot is to travel to Maker Faires and share the #MINDSTORMSMAGIC with the makers around the world and show them that it is possible to combine LEGO with your maker hobby and create your own parts and robots.

The pictures were taken at Legoworld Utrecht 2016. The Mak3rbot robot and pictures were made by me, Sebastian Trella. Feel free to share pictures or contact me if you need more information or help with creating your own robot.

BlocksCAD Teaches Children Math and Programming while they Design their Own Toys

Have you ever discovered that you can’t find the exact toy your child wants? Your daughter loves robots, but she wants them to be pink. Your son wants a length of track for his race car set that doesn’t exist. Your nephew loves elephants and wants his own My Little Elephant set.
You could find someone with a 3D printer and a good grasp of CAD to design a novel toy for you.

But why do that when you can let creative children do it themselves?

BlocksCAD, a new application  developed by Einstein’s Workshop, helps children as young as eight to design and create their own toys.
Einstein’s Workshop launched a Kickstarter campaign on September 6, 2014, to fund further development and release it under an open source license, free to everyone, everywhere.

BlocksCAD uses a simple drag-and-drop interface to create designs for 3D objects. It offers basic geometric shapes: cube, sphere, cylinder, cone, etc. Kids can combine these shapes to create their own unique toys. They assemble the building blocks of the object, like snapping together LEGO or assembling a jigsaw puzzle. The interface is so simple, even third-graders can use it.

Students have used BlocksCAD to create a wide range of objects, from doll furniture to Daleks, snowmen to strategy game pieces, rings to rocket ships. Annie, 10, is designing a table. She opens BlocksCAD and selects a rectangular block, thin and flat, to form the tabletop. She drags in another rectangular solid and makes it long and skinny – a table leg. Then she copies the leg three times and positions them to support the table. She saves her design and sends it off to a nearby 3D printer. Soon, the table is finished, three inches tall, just right for her dollhouse. She turns back to the computer and begins to design a chair.

Einstein’s Workshop, a STEM education startup in Burlington, MA, developed BlocksCAD to address a specific need. “We were seeing a lot of demand for 3D printing classes for younger children,” says Rebecca Rapoport, COO and co-owner of Einstein’s Workshop. “When we tried it out, we found that kids younger than fifth or sixth grade really struggled.
“On our staff, we have some talented developers who are also educators and experienced fabricators. So when we saw a need for software that’s easy for younger students to use, we did exactly what we encourage our students to do: we built it ourselves.”

“It’s a wonderful way to teach the practical side of math,” says Creative Director Katy Hamilton. “We can tell students that variables are useful, or how to describe a parabola, or we can give them real, concrete reasons to learn these concepts.”
The development team think BlocksCAD could be useful in schools and makerspaces everywhere.
“That’s one of the reasons we chose to do a Kickstarter,” says Henry Houh, president and founder of Einstein’s Workshop. “Not just to raise funds to make this application even better but also to get the word out that it’s going to be open source and freely available to the public.”

Einstein’s Workshop hopes to raise at least $42,000 by October 4, 2014. They offer a wide range of rewards to contributors, from T-shirts and 3D-printed models of the BlocksCAD mascot, The Blockhead, to a training class anywhere in the continental U.S. To support BlocksCAD, please visit the Kickstarter page at http://www.einsteinsworkshop.com/blockscad