This Edge Robotic Arm Kit from ThinkGeek could be the first step in automating your house – or at least dunking your teabag to make your mornings easier… You won’t have to solder, but you will have to follow instructions carefully. In about 2 hours, you should have your own, working robotic arm. The arm has 5 motors with 5 axes of movement controlled by the wired remote. The gripper will open and close and has an LED spotlight, and the arm has a wrist motion of 120 degrees, elbow range of 300 degrees, base rotation of 270 degrees, base motion of 180 degrees, vertical reach of 15 inches, horizontal reach of 12.6 inches, and lifting capacity of 100g. The Edge Robotic Arm Kit is $49.99, and you’ll need to supply your own D alkaline batteries.
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