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Project of the Month for March 2019


Project of the Month



This month, I chose a robotic arm kit from MicroBotLabs. 

Why not buy one now and build it along with me? Here's a link via my Amazon Associates account. Purchase it here and help me support My Parts Chest website and App (available on Google Play and the Apple App Store).


ArmUno 2.0 MeArm and Arduino Compatible DIY Robot Arm Kit With MeCon Motion Control Software and Arduino Source Code Via Download Link

Price:$39.99

  • Robotic Arm Kit includes Servo motors, Structural pieces and all Fasteners needed for assembly Plus MeCon Software and Arduino Source Code Via Companion Web Site and Download Links.
  • Windows PC Motion Control Software Allow you to Teach and Record Motion Paths for Automatic Playback
  • Make your own desktop size 4-axis parallel-mechanism Mini Industrial Robotic Factory Arm!
  • This kit features a Companion Web Site full of information resources and makes a great educational resource kit for robotics and micro controllers.
  • Precision Laser Cut Parts Require only a Screwdriver to Assemble and an Arduino Micro Controller for the Servo Motor Logic - *(Screwdriver and Arduino not included)* 


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Why not buy one now and build it along with me? Here's a link via my Amazon Associates account. Purchase it here and help me support My Parts Chest website and App (available on Google Play and the Apple App Store).


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