uArm Swift Pro Robotic Arm
Owner/Loaner: Asheville Makers
Donated By: Robert S.
Serial Number: D43639DF8919
Make/Model: uArm Swift Pro
Arrival Date: June 2019
Working Condition: yes
Manual: Quick Start Guide
The robotic arm can be controlled in three primary ways (see the Quick Start Guide):
Using the uArm Studio software package
- This package allows you to program the arm using Blockly, control the arm with a mouse, teach the arm to move in pattern by guiding the arm manually, draw an image with the arm using a pen/pencil or laser, and 3D print with the arm. You will need to install the software on your PC using this installer
. When you open the program after installation, you will need to log in (user: firstname.lastname@example.org and pwd: avlmakers or create your own). It will then tell you there are updates available. You have to go to the update page, BUT DO NOT UPDATE! Instead, click the left arrow at the top left of the page to get to the main menu.
Using g-code - You can also send the arm g-code over a serial connection. The user guide has more information on these codes. This would be useful if controlling the arm from an arduino, for example.
- It looks like there may be a Python API
for the arm, but I have not looked into this., Please update this section if you do any work on this.