We've mentioned the MeArm pocket-sized robotic arm before, but the project to create affordable robotics has entered an exciting new stage. Back in October, our friend Ben Gray launched MeArm Limited, a partnership dedicated solely to what had previously been a part-time venture. Since then, the open-hardware MeArm design - a fully-functional robot arm constructed from a single A4 acrylic sheet and affordable hobby servos - has continued to draw world-wide interest. Now, Ben's taken to crowd-funding site Kickstarter to take the project to the next level: the launch of an Arduino-compatible microcontroller designed specifically for the MeArm. Featuring two analogue joysticks, the 'MeBrain' allows for direct control as well as recording and playback of arm movements. It's a great idea, and we're thrilled to see that Ben has already blown past his modest £5,000 goal with 19 days still on the clock.
MeArm is a pocket size robot arm. It was conceived to make robotics, electronics and programming accessible - by driving down the cost of robot arm ownership. The ultimate aim is to make something low cost that you can build with nothing but a screwdriver and enthusiasm.