Pick and Place is an advanced version of a remote controlled robot. In the pick and place robot, there is an extra robotic hand/robotic arm added on top of it. This will allow the robot to pick up, move, drop/place any object around it. This one is wireless which allows you to control the pick and place robot.
Pick and Place Robot Kit
Here we will present you with all the components and alternatives which can be used to build a pick and place robot by yourself. There is a beginners aid tutorial for building there own gesture controlled robot in the end of this post.
The Robotic Arm
This is a cool, awesome looking and strong robotic arm / robotic hand that is available in BangGood. This arm is really light weight and is totally worth the price.
There are so many mounting holes on the base of the robotic arm frame that will allow us to fix this anywhere without drilling extra holes for the screw.
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In total, there are 4 servo motors which will give the robotic arm 3 Degrees of Freedom. The servo motors are included and the working voltage is 4.8-6V.
Robot Chassi – DIY Smart Robot Kit
This chassis is also available in banggood.com. This one is made out of aluminum so its really light weight and strong at the same time. There are so many mounting holes where you can screw down your micro controller board, motor driver, motor and the robotic arm in this case.
The best thing about this robot kit is, they provide all the tools that are used to assemble them together.
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These are some of the best robot chassis available for you to build this project. Check out the link below.
In this project, we will be using an L293D/L298N motor driver board to drive our DC motors of the pick and place robot. We can easily change the direction it rotate without changing the circuit physically. This board can be directly connected to arduino or raspberry pi.
Using this motor driver, you can individually control both the motors without any lag.
Depending up on the robotic arm you have purchased, you will have to control multiple servo motor. The best way to control them is using this servo motor driver. PCA9685 is a 16 Channel 12 Bit PWM I2C-bus controlled Servo motor Driver. This board can be easily connected to your arduino or your raspberry pi and easily be programmed to control single or multiple servo motors and move the robotic arm the way you like.
To see the tutorial and learn more about using the servo motor driver, click here.
These are high current discharge rechargeable batteries that are used mainly in robotics projects. These motors are mainly used in driving motors such as DC or Servo motors which draws considerable amount of current, due to its high discharge properties.
However, special care must be taken while using these batteries. special chargers are used to charge these type of batteries. In our project we will be using a 12V LiPo battery to power the Pi
Its working frequency is in between 433.4 MHz to 473.0 MHz with 100 channels with a stepping of 400KHz – Starting from 433.4, 433.8, 434.12 …………473.0
Pick and place DIY Robot tutorial