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Robotic Arm from Recycled Materials

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to build a simple and cheap robotic arm from wood scraps and plastic bottles!

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Things used in this project

Hardware components

SparkFun Servo - Generic Metal Gear
PS2 Joystick two axis module
Arduino UNO
Arduino UNO
SparkFun Wall Adapter Power Supply - 12VDC 600mA

Software apps and online services
Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE


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Robotic Arm code

1. Replace firmware.ino test code from with the firmware.ino code in this repository 2. Leave the other libraries as is. 3. Make sure to leave "Include Libraries" and "Pin definitions" 4. Check that the pin definitions match

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