This will only work on a Raspberry Pi using the default pi username. I thought that the arm could provide an interesting example for kids using the off-line version of Scratch 2. Thanks SeZo I followed the instructions but when I tried to run the python script I was getting syntax errors so I moved over to the VM option, but I’m having issues with installing the correct extension pack something about conflicts with the guest additions version, I don’t know why they don’t just bundle all that together so it all works with one installation. Tips If your terminal or command line throw up an arm connection error, experiment with restarts and different states of on or off of the arm and that should fix the problem. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

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Support for OWI/Maplin USB Robotic Arm

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Download and install in a terminal using the following steps: The whole project can be built with a simple make invocation: You are commenting using your Facebook account. This article will show you how you can write a program for your Raspberry Pi to control your USB robotic arm from Maplin. How would I manipulate the code so that it performs a set of actions at a given time? Your email address will not be published.

Maplin USB Robotic Arm – The Linux Community Forum

This will open up a graphical session. The Number Of The Beast. The link to the pyusb libraries is a broken link something about url shortener I’ve never come across that before, anyway I had a look at the instructions and although it looks fairly straightforward I can see it being time consuming if it doesn’t work straight out of the box, I wouldn’t normally mind that but this is not my laptop and time isn’t on my side, also I expect it would be very basic compared to the Windows interface and as this is for a wee boy I’m leaning toward just running Windows either in a VM or dual boot, I have a choice of XP or Win 7 if I went for a dual boot I wouldn’t consider XP but I’m thinking XP in a VM would be ok because it’s only to make this device work which it does I know XP is no longer supported and a security risk but I’m sure I could disable networking, also XP would have a smaller footprint and probably less resource intensive making it run a little faster anyway that’s how I’m thinking your advice or opinions would be appreciated Graeme.


How do I have my code run at set times?

At the moment only real-time operation of the robot arm is included. Third party cookies may be stored when visiting this site.

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Is there any way of not using it? Space has been left at the right hand side of the screen so that this can be included in the one window. It allows you to keep track of the time and then execute commands at specific times.

Type in “clear” then type “sudo nano arm. Please see the cookie information. Open the web browser, and go to ” http: Anyway I’ll post a new thread but thanks for your help it really is appreciated Graeme. You are logged into reality as ‘root’ logging in as ‘insane’ is the only safe option.


Download the PyUSB library. I have added a uF electrolytic and a nF to the supply rails which has improved operation when using the brake command. You can clone the development branch with Git by running: There is a huge amount of “backlash” in the gear assemblies, do not expect any kind of repeatability on trained sequences.

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G-Robot Arm – GUI interface for the Cebek Robot Arm

Help answer questions Learn more. I thought that the liux could provide an interesting example for kids using the off-line version of Scratch 2. It was designed for higher resolution screens and on the touch screen only part of the screen can be displayed.

The actual robot arm once built is little more than a toy.

Plug in your Robot arm and type “sudo shutdown -r now” this restarts the Pi. How can I set a home point for the robotic arm so that it will return to a standard position when it is done?