Build Your Own Robot Army With the Robotic Arm Edge

If you’ve been a long time reader here at Walyou, you’ve probably seen a solid amount of robotics around here. From that laundry folding robot all the way to the rescue robot that eats people for a living. Seeing that, you might decide that you want a robot of your very own. Maybe something capable of lifting things,  with some impressive gripping mechanics, right? Well look no further, my friends, because I present to you the Robotic Arm Edge: A wired control robotic arm kit.

Generally, the biggest hurdle that you run into with this sort of thing is cost. Even a giant remote controlled gorilla that stomps around your room usually costs you an arm and a leg (see what I did there?) The Robotic Arm Edge, however, comes with a rather meager price tag of $54.95, and the functionality is all here. It has a wrist motion of 120 degrees, an extensive elbow range of 300 degrees, base rotation of 270 degrees, and a base motion of 180 degrees. I wouldn’t worry about the numbers so much, the point is the thing can move and do it well. You could probably find all sorts of uses for this guy, and if you managed to build the rest of him, you could make yourself a damn good mecha anime. Robotic Edge Voltron, GO! The general consensus also seems to be to manage to get it to play Tetris or fold laundry. I mean what good is a robotic arm if it can’t do your chores for you?

At the very least, you can use the edge as a guinea pig for discovering weaknesses in the robots before they become self aware. Just make sure you put in a self destruct mechanism and a manual override that actually works.  Humans always seem to remember the former but botch the job on the latter.