Using 3D printing and laser engraving, a creator can create a lot of innovative things. But having a 3D printer and laser engraver can be expensive as They are not affordable for everyone. And if you are a creator and love to create things but can’t afford to spend on it, don’t worry! Here is a perfect solution- “The HEXBOT- a multi-functional robotic arm”.
Hexbot Robotics have created this Hexbot by combining two machines, 3D printer and laser engraver, which convert your desktop to work like a workshop. It is interchangeable and available at a reasonable price.
It is designed for creativity lovers such as designers, makers and the one who loves to bring his/her innovative ideas in reality. Due to its multi-functioning facility, various tasks like writing, drawing, 3D printing, and laser engraving have become as easy as possible.
It is a robotic arm, having high repeatability of about 0.05mm. The programmers have used Python language and c-code to program the Hexbot, which makes the Hexbot easily controllable just in a few clicks using the computer. Even, developers can monitor it according to their task requirement.
For keeping it kids friendly, programmers also include Blockly- the block coding language for holding and dragging objects. Controlling this robotic arm is very easy like playing a video game. Hexbot can fit to any desktop.
A 3.5-inch colorful touchscreen is provided to make its controlling effortless. Users can easily check status and give commands to the Hexbot within hand using this touchscreen without using the computer. Simply download the G-code and start writing, drawing or printing.
It comes with various modules such as pen holding module, 3D printing module, and laser engraving module. Relax, Hexbot modules are designed according to the user’s convenience. One can easily replace these modules in just one click, as it doesn’t have those undesirable screws at its end.
By using the pen holder module, Hexbot can write a letter, draw an art, do homework and make work easier. Laser engraving module helps the user to make a meaningful gift for your loved one in less time. It is capable of engraving on wood, leather, paper or any other material. Hexbot can be easily converted into the 3D printer by simply replacing with the 3D printing module. Because of its high precision, the user can make 3D objects and explore their creativity.
As it has a suction cup and soft gripper, it can easily pick and place the objects anywhere. Using this soft gripper, Hexbot can easily grab the objects having different size and irregular shapes such as chess and screw. You can play chess with Hexbot. Maybe you can see the Hexbot cooking food for you someday.
How about the programming?
No need to worry if you don’t know how to program it. On the touchscreen, inventors have given a multi-function button at its base. Using that you can easily drag the arm, the record that movement and make Hexbot move repeatedly. Isn’t that simple?
If users want more than one arm for doing more work quickly, they can combine the two Hexbots with the software.
It is also provided with some additional accessories like computer vision, linear rail, and conveyer belt. If it is required to perform some projects related to the computer vision, you just need to join an openMV cam to it. Conveyer belts are given to create a mini-production line on your desktop. If you are willing to get a bigger area for production line, you can get that using linear rail provided with it. It can be used in industrial areas also.