The rotary module allows you to turn your DexArm into a 4-DOF robot arm. It's designed for makers and DIYers with many great features. The built-in 12V coreless motor and reducers design brings up to 500g payload capacity.
The universal adapter design makes it easy to switch between soft gripper, suction cup module. The 360-degree air connector design allows you to pick and rotate items without twisting the air tube.
We are still working on upgrading the Rotrics Studio software to control the rotary module. Before that, it's recommended to use G-code commands to control the rotary module.
Use two short air tubes in the OLD pneumatic kit to connect the T-shaped air connector.
M888 P6 - Set the current end effector as a rotary module and initialize it
M2100 - Initialize the rotary module every time DexArm restarts
M2103 - Read the current rotary firmware version. The factory version is V1.1.2.
M2101 - Read the current rotary position
Rotate n degrees in the clockwise direction
Rotate n degrees in the counterclockwise direction
n is a floating number and it could be more than 360. Such as M2101 R1080 stand for rotating 3 turns in the clockwise direction.
Rotate to position n degree.
n is a floating number between 0 and 360.
Continuously rotating in the clockwise direction at speed n.
Continuously rotating in the counterclockwise direction at speed n.
n is a number between 0 and 100. 0 for stopping and 100 for the highest speed.
After assembling, connect DexArm with Rotrics Studio and open Terminal. Send the G-code commends above to control rotary module.
Or you can write a G-code program and upload it to Rotrics Studio. Make sure you've initialized the rotary module every time before using it.
We are working on adding the rotary module to the Rotrics Studio software and it will be released in the near future.
Basically, the rotary module is a high-level servo motor. We've released the 5-pin end effector port for you to DIY your own rotary module for your projects.