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Make: Lego and Arduino Projects by Adam Wolf, Matthew Beckler, John Baichtal

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Chapter 7. Gripperbot

IN THIS CHAPTER

Parts List

Building Instructions

Assembling the Gripperbot’s Electronics

Programming the Gripperbot

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The Gripperbot is a rolling manipulator you can control with your hands’ motions
Figure 7-1. The Gripperbot is a rolling manipulator you can control with your hands’ motions

We’re extremely excited about this next project. The Gripperbot is a rolling robotic arm that you control (see Figure 7-1) with a pair of gloriously nerdy arm-mounted Arduinos equipped with Wii Nunchuks and a wireless card for communicating with the robot! The roller itself packs an Arduino as well, along with a Bricktronics Shield and Bricktronics Motor Controller. It’s a complex build that requires a lot of ...

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