We like our robots cute, functional, and fun – and this DIY project, the MeArm Pocket Sized Robot Arm fulfills all those criterias and more. The MeArm kit is an open source robot arm by Phenoptix that’s designed to work the Arduino (or any microcontroller that can drive hobby servos) to give you a moving, grasping robotic arm.
The arm itself is lightweight – weighing just 225 grams – and super small. It’s still a work in progress, more tutorials and examples are coming out, so we suggest it for people who are comfortable with tweaking the open source code & design files to meet their needs.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.