What it’s about
The activities in this project will help you test and tune your Gripper. Then your cyber:bot will expand upon basic maneuvers by picking up and setting down objects along the way. If you have an extra micro:bit GO Bundle (or a second cyber:bot Robot with micro:bit), try the third activity too. It extends the Cybersecurity:Radio Tilt Control project by adding remote button control to pick up and set down objects.
Before you start
You will need:
- A fully built and tested cyber:bot robot (#32700)
- A Gripper 3.0 kit (#28203)
- Optional: A second micro:bit with power supply (in a micro:bit GO kit or cyber:bot robot) for radio tilt control
Complete these tutorials first:
- Writing micro:bit programs
- Add modules to your micro:bit
- How to Save and Reopen a Script in Python Editor v2
- Build your cyber:bot (Rev C Board)
- Gripper 3.0 Assembly Instructions
After You Finish
You will be able to:
- Understand how to control a standard servo by making it turn to and hold certain degree angles.
- Write scripts that incorporate Gripper control into cyber:bot navigation.
Gripper control with the cyber:bot robot can be a great first step toward robotics contests that involve fetching and sorting objects. Gripper control with the cyber:bot robot also introduces the basics of robotic arm control. From newer vending machines to manufacturing, medical research, underwater remotely operated vehicle “hands and arms,” these devices and machines have engineer designers and technical staff to make sure they run properly. So, this could even be the first step toward a variety of job opportunities.