Been a while since I last posted anything – this one has been a work in progress for some time now. My wife bought me a MeArm kit at PiWars at the end of last year which is a brilliant little kit for the price. I wanted to use the arm for some thing really cool, some of you may have seen the Lego sorter that I built for the Raspberry Pi stand at the BETT show in January. If you’ve not seen it, Igor Pavol shot a really good video that you can see at the end of this post.
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