Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Robot Arm visits the Eagle (Lab) - update

On 13th August a robot arm kit and myself went to a Pi Jam in Birmingham (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eagle-labs-raspberry-jam-tickets-26066064300#) at the Eagle Lab in Birmingham. In the background of one of the pictures below you can see a glimpse of the arm, though three people are using or discussing it the time.

One of the questions that came up, was how to use the arm without proprietary software. To answer that I have had a go using Python to control the arm see the following for more details http://robotsandphysicalcomputing.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/usb-robot-arm-control-with-python-and.html.

I am grateful to Santander UK for the funding; CBiS Education for their support and advice so far; last but not least the schools who have enthusiastically expressed an interest in taking part. All views are the authors.