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Lynxmotion AL5D PLTW Robotic Arm Kit

Product Code : RB-Lyn-814

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  • Custom AL5D robotic arm for Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
  • Works perfectly with the free software FlowArm PLTW
  • Advanced inverse kinematics positioning control using mouse
  • Includes medium duty wrist rotate upgrade
  • Includes new SSC-32U servo controller board
  • Includes everything you need to control the arm from a personal computer (USB port)

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Description

  • Custom AL5D robotic arm for Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
  • Works perfectly with the free software FlowArm PLTW
  • Advanced inverse kinematics positioning control using mouse
  • Includes medium duty wrist rotate upgrade
  • Includes new SSC-32U servo controller board
  • Includes everything you need to control the arm from a personal computer (USB port)

The Lynxmotion AL5D PLTW Robotic Arm Kit is a package made specifically for PLTW schools. It includes a complete AL5D robotic arm, along with a medium duty wrist rotate upgrade, SSC-32U servo controller board and a USB cable. The SSC-32U board means no more USB-to-serial adapter and no more 9V battery.

The Lynxmotion AL5D 4 Degrees of Freedom Robotic Arm delivers fast, accurate, and repeatable movement. Lynxmotion designed an affordable system based on a time tested, rock solid design that will last and last. Everything needed to assemble and operate the robot is included in the kit, along with a medium duty wrist rotate, USB cable, extra servo cable and FlowArm PLTW software. The aluminum robotic arm is made using Lynxmotion's Servo Erector Set components for the ultimate flexibility and expandability. The kit consists of black anodized aluminum brackets, aluminum tubing and hubs, custom injection molded components, and precision laser-cut Lexan components.

Lynxmotion AL5D PLTW Robotic Arm Kit w/ FlowArm PLTW App

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the nation's leading science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) solution and is used in over 5,000 schools across the U.S. The PLTW Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) curriculum includes creating an assembly line and use of the Lynxmotion AL5D arm. This software was created so students would have full control of the arm without having to spend significant time programming, and integrate it easily into a larger manufacturing / assembly system.

FlowArm PLTW  has a powerful pattern sequencer component (normally found only in the full version of FlowBotics Studio) that is used to create reusable patterns within minutes or hours, instead of days or weeks. The sequencer also allows you to vary the speed of playback of a routine.

Lynxmotion AL5D PLTW Robotic Arm Kit w/ FlowArm PLTW App

Specifications

  • No of axis = 5 + Gripper (wrist rotate included)
  • Servo motion control = local closed loop
  • 1 x HS-485HB in the base
  • 1 x HS-805BB (or equivalent large scale servo) in the shoulder
  • 1 x HS-755HB in the elbow
  • 1 x HS-645MG in the wrist
  • 1 x HS-422HB in the gripper
  • Lift weight (arm extended) = approx. 11 oz
  • Weight = 32 oz
  • Range of motion per axis = 180 degrees
  • Accuracy of motion per axis = 0.09 degrees (with SSC-32U)
  • Servo voltage = 6V DC
  • Wrist rotate option includes 1x HS-422 Servo Motor
  • Assembly Guides are provided online
  • FlowArm PLTW compatible with Windows XP SP2 (with .NET Framework), Windows 7, and Windows 8. Requires internet connection.
  • Minimum requirements for Windows XP: 2 GHz (single core), 1 GB RAM, and 1024x768 resolution.

Dimensions

  • Distance (base-to-elbow axis) = 5.75"
  • Distance (elbow-to-wrist axis) = 7.375"
  • Height (arm parked) = 7.25"
  • Height (reaching up) = 19"
  • Median forward reach = 20.25"
  • Gripper opening = 1.25"

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Supplier Product Code

AL5D-PLTW

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Okay arm, could improve instruction manual

Review by Alan
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The arm is not too hard to assemble. It would be nice if the software would connect automatically to all laptops and that technical support could have a number to call or video feature. Also, some parts of the instruction manual assumed certain things that they would expect you to know so I think it could be a bit more detailed. Overall, once you get the hang of it the arm becomes easier to deal with.

(Posted on 4/11/18)

Easy to use and works well.

Review by Daniel
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Great kit.
Bought as an introduction to robotics.
Online assembly instructions were quite good.
THX,

(Posted on 10/16/17)

What a fantastic introduction to robotics

Review by brendan
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Bought as an introduction to robotics, with the intention later on of integrating it with a hexapod. Great kit. took a little while to get used to the assembly methods for this style of construction but overall it was a very positive experience. Online assembly instructions were quite good, but it involved having several of the guides open simultaneously. I would certainly recommend it as an introduction. Flowarm is a gem also, easy to use and works well with the arm.

(Posted on 3/27/17)

Okay arm, terrible assembly directions, good luck, plan for some long days of assembly and trouble shooting.

Review by Alexander
General

Okay arm, terrible assembly directions, good luck, plan for some long days of assembly and trouble shooting.
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RobotShop Reply: We have since updated the guide which can be found under "Useful Links" here.

(Posted on 2/21/17)

good arm, takes a while to assembl

Review by Nathan
General

I have used the lynx motion arm while in training to teach PLTW engineering, so i know it works relatively well and is cost effective. It is however much more complicated to assemble than expected. The arm comes with extras of the small parts which is nice. However the instructions for assembling the arm are online and there are a lot of versions of the arm. I had to figure out which version I had. On top of that since I had purchased options like the medium duty wrist rotate and heavy duty base, I ended up putting some parts on the arm just to take them back off and replace them with the upgraded parts. The instructions can be hard to follow sometimes but there overall good. It did take me several hours to put together the first arm. The second was a little quicker. Hopefully the next 8 won't be so bad.

(Posted on 2/21/17)

Good

Review by mohamad
General

Nice product and
Support

(Posted on 2/17/17)

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