For kids and adults who are interested in robotics, Owi Robotics has developed the Robotic Arm Edge Kit. Each kit gives robot lovers total command of the robotic arm at the “wrist,” with its five-switch wired controller, five motors, and five joints. Users can also connect the Robotic Arm Edge to a PC using the optional USB Interface Kit.
After it is assembled, the user can command the arm’s gripper to open and close, its “wrist” moves 120 degrees, and its “elbow” moves 300 degrees. The arm has a vertical reach of 15 inches, a horizontal reach of 12.6 inches, and a lift capacity of 100g.
The arm is also equipped for night-time play with a switchable light mounted on the gripper. While in operation, an audible safety gear indicator on the gearbox can help prevent gear breakage or potential injury.