OWI Robotic Arm with PIC-ready1 controller
This project is to replace the OWI Robotic Arm hand console with PIC based controller. The board used is PIC-ready1 board from mikroelektronika. this board has the USB interface, crystal and regulator with controller all in board for 29USD. see picture below.
The robot arm uses DC motors with plastic gearboxes. however it is really cool and cheap arm. it is required to control all the 5 DC motors from the PC. in the PC VB or MATLAB maybe used as high level language to control the arm.