This project is written especially for cyber:bot robots that have been upgraded with Parallax Feedback 360° servos. If your cyber:bot instead has the continuous rotation servos that came in the regular kit, go to Tilt-Controlled Gripper with the cyber:bot Robot instead.
The activities in this project will help you test and tune your Gripper with a cyber:bot that has been upgraded with Feedback 360° servos. They also introduce expanding basic cyber:bot 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 fourth 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:
- (1) Fully built and tested cyber:bot robot (#32700) with a microbit v2 (the v1.5 does not have enough memory).
- (2) Parallax Feedback 360° High Speed Servos (#900-00360)
- (1) Gripper 3.0 kit (#28203)
- Optional: A second micro:bit v2 GO Bundle (#32717) or another cyber:bot Robot Kit with micro:bit 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)
- Upgrade Your cyber:bot with Feedback 360° Servos
- Gripper 3.0 Assembly Instructions (Do not plug the Gripper servo into any of the servo ports yet.)
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 with Feedback 360° servos.
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. Vending machines, 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.