STEM education covers four specific disciplines in one curriculum: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In our modern age, these skills are in high demand, and makers everywhere are trying to pass this valuable knowledge on to the next generation.
The original model, known as the ARM-1 from 1Durian.Tech set out to empower educators with a functional robotic arm that could teach the basics of C++ programming and how to use a microcontroller.
With the success of the initial model, they have since released the ARM-2, which is an upgraded version of the robotic arm. This newer version includes everything the original had, along with some crisp new features.
The goal is to teach students basic programming skills through tutorials on how to utilize the microcontroller. There are five included lessons surrounding the coding that include digital control, pulse width modulation, and serial communication, among others.
The robotic arm helps students learn basic knowledge of the servo motors the complexities of single and multiple servos control. There is also a tutorial on teaching and playback mode, an up-and-coming technology used in the robotics industry to save time and increase efficiency.
The enhanced version of the arm adds WiFi control and programming options. There is also analog feedback from the servo motor, XYZ-Axis control, and additional learning modules for educators. The kit comes with the ARM-2 fully assembled, along with a power supply, USB Micro-B, and a PS2 controller for manipulating the arm.