RobotShop, in conjunction with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), has released a new custom robot arm kit which includes the new FlowArm PLTW graphical interface software. Lynxmotion’s robot arm kits have been an integral part of Project Lead The Way’s (PLTW) Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) curriculum, allowing the students to gain experience with robot programming and integration using a real robot arm kit. RobotShop has been working closely with PLTW teachers to ensure the new, easy to use interface to control the arm would be ideal for student use. The application was created using the powerful FlowBotics Studio software. Read more about it in the official Press Release.
[left]The new Lynxmotion AL5D PLTW Robotic Arm Kit includes a complete AL5D, a medium duty wrist rotate upgrade, a USB to serial adapter and a license for the new FlowARM PLTW software (download). The new FlowARM PLTW interface was designed with PLTW to ensure students had all the features they needed to integrate the AL5D arm into a larger system, without the need to spend hours programming its motion. For PLTW schools which already have a Lynxmotion robotic arm, RobotShop will be providing a coupon code to obtain a license of the new FlowArm PLTW for free! FlowArm PLTW was created using FlowBotics Studio, a powerful graphical programming environment which allows users to create complex programs which easily interacts with hardware using drag and drop blocks rather than writing text-based code.[/left]
Take a look at what some of the students have done with the robot arm as part of the CIM course: