Armdudroid - Open Source Arduino and Android Controlled Robotic Arm

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Armdudroid - Open Source Arduino and Android Controlled Robotic Arm by Whatakuai Apr 30, 2013

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The coolest design for a Robotic arm, fully controllable and programable with an Android App (Armdudroid in Play Store).

It uses Arduino Uno, 4 MG995 or MG996R servo, 1 micro 9g servo, bluetooth connection, sensor shield V5 and a Lipo Battery. NO MORE COMPONENTS, it is easy and extremly cheap.

All the information (Arduino code, mechanical instructions, parts info...) is in http://www.armdudroid.com

Download SKP+STL+DXF to get the ARM and the rest to support Plugins. THE BEST PLUGIN SOLUTION FOR A DOMESTIC ROBOTIC ARM.

Thanks for downloading and supporting.

Now the APP changed. The code is adapted to control any servo machine.

UPDATE 2-May-2013:

New Plugin Support, Easier to change plugin and ADDED PLUGIN SUPPORT BASE, so NOW IT IS EASIER to CREATE A PLUGIN!

Added NEW PLUGIN! Standard Servo Gripper.



Added NEW PLUGIN! A digger!

UPDATE 5-May-2013:

Thanks to all people who visit the project and who like it.
Next steps -->

  • New Android app more powerful.
  • Different typo in www.armdudroid.com .
  • Code on Github.
  • English comments in code.

Thanks to Gaétan Collaud for lot of useful suggestions (like changing the web typo to another more readable, the code comments language and the code on github for example) and to offer his help to me.

All of you can be part of this project, I want to get that, the best Open Source robotic arm with Plugin system and fully programable with any Android device.

UPDATE 6-May-2013

In the future Armdudroid will be controlled not only with an Android device but with other devices like Iphone, PC/MAC/, Windows Mobile... This is the goal.

But if you don't have an Android device, you can easily control it with this simple example:


Enjoy Armdudroid!

UPDATE 9-July-2013

New APP to control Armdudroid and any Servo controlled machine, with a New Android code with ENGLISH comments and ALL adapted to control any machine!

I will be updating www.WHATAKUAI.com and www.ARMDUDROID.com

[email protected]


Visit http://www.armdudroid.com and see how to build the arm!

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bizarre. Was following tutorial just last night and today domain no longer exists...what are the odds? lol

This is a very cool project. Just began printing. will be adding this to a mobile robotic base i have. Will update with photos when completed. Thanks for sharing and the great build tutorial!

There is software to control your PC via USB or with?

There is software to control your PC via USB or with?

Standard Servo Gripper download isn't working on your site :(

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This is a great project...I've really enjoyed watching the progress...cheers

Have you seen this yet or anything like it?

You could use these to move the arm by hand and then the arm could mimic the exact motion over and over again! I think it would be a great supplement to your app.

Wow! It is cool and easy! The servo has less torque than the MG996R but they look great, and this is such an intuitive function to record movements!

Thanks a lot for sharing!

This is just the beginning. I can see this thing becoming the helper arm the Tony Stark uses in Iron Man. It would be awesome if in the near future the arm could respond to voice commands. I would also like to see this get adapted to be programmed by the Myo when it comes out. https://www.thalmic.com/myo/https://www.thalmic.com/myo/

Jajaja yes! Iron Man Arm will be even a toy near to Armdudroid. Really thanks for your comment, love learn new things and you showed me the Myo! What the f**k! This is really cool! Awesome! When available, Armdudroid can be controlled with this system!

I didn't use a voice control because of the price, but you really can control some functions with your voice if you press back button on the Android app! The functions are in spanish but... I'll change the app soon! (hope so).

We can do Armdudroid the final robot arm!

What an awesome project. It's simplicity is surprisingly inviting. I'm looking forward to what I can learn while building it. Many thanks for sharing this project!

Waw! Love to read your words! Thanks to you and all the people who are interested in this project. I have no time to improve it now, but because of people like you it will be improved day by day and one day Armdudroid could be a common robotic arm in houses! :)

Really thanks for your comment!

Fuck you gema any youtube! Cant see the first vid in germany... Plz remove the music.. Thx

Waw, I paid for the song! Only 1$ but it is not commercial use... is it? jaja I'll change! Thanks for your comment!

Wow, what an amazing Thing. Can't wait to build this. Thanks so much for publishing.

Thanks so much for your interest! I want to see the photo assembled.

Bringing robotic electronics to the home user. Bravo!

Nice case, good color. Can it do anything practical?

Yes! You can automatize any movement with any speed any repetitions and time between movements and individual positions just with your Android phone.

Plugin system is created to use it for cutting as for picking up things, for automatize a video record or whatever!

It is going to be improved (the APP and Arduino code) and I am going to create more plugins!!

THANKS in capital letters! It is going to be improved soon.

Hi! :)! You need 4 MG995 o 996R and one micro 9G

How many servos do you need?

I read this as Portlandia is on the TV.