R700 Vector Robotic Arm Global Specialties has now introduced a new vector obotic arm. The R700 is a high quality robotic arm
for educators and robotics enthusiasts. Fully assembled
and ready to be programmed in the C language, it is
ideally suited for teaching or learning the basics of
electronics, mechanics, and programming.
The robot comes with many example programs
already written that are easily downloaded to an
ATmega64 microcontroller using the supplied USB
interface and the RobotLoader software. Or, users can
write their own custom programs using the free open
source WinAVR software.
Movements of the vector can be recorded and
played back using the included keyboard or RACS
software. The I/Os (inputs and outputs) together with
the flexible I2C bus system allow the addition of extra
modules such as wireless control.
The vector robotic arm features include:
• Heavy gauge aluminum construction.
• Six degrees of freedom.
• Robot control with keyboard or
• ATmega64 processor.
• Complete 72 page manual.
• USB interface.
• Various available I/Os.
• I2C bus.
• RobotLoader software for easily downloading
• Included 12V power supply.
Available immediately, the vector robotic arm has
an MSRP of US$395.
For further information, please contact:
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