About the Robot Arm
The AL5A robotic arm delivers fast, accurate, and repeatable movement. The robot features: base rotation, single plane shoulder, elbow, wrist motion, a functional gripper, and optional wrist rotate. The AL5A robotic arm is an affordable system with a time tested rock solid design that will last and last. Everything needed to assemble and operate the robot is included in the kit, with several different software control options.

The Mechanics
The aluminum robotic arm is made from our Servo Erector Set components for the ultimate in flexibility and expandability. The kit consists of black anodized aluminum brackets, Aluminum tubing and hubs, custom injection molded components, and precision laser-cut Lexan components. The arm uses 1 x HS-422 in the base, 1 x HS-755HB in the shoulder, 1 x HS-645MG in the elbow, 1 x HS-422 in the wrist, and 1 x HS-422 in the gripper. 

Arm Control Options
We now have arm control options. They each have their own unique operating methodology and feature sets. They all incorporate advanced Inverse Kinematics to easily and accurately position the end effector in 3D space.
  • FlowBotics Studio is an easy to use graphical program which allows you to easily get your AL5 robot up and running without the need to create code. Use the software to manipulate the real arm using the virtual arm, and create, record and play back your own sequences. Software allows for wrist rotation and additional servos.
                      
  • The Dual Lynx Arm Controller program is a free download for a Windows PC. It allows up to two AL5 series arms to be controlled from a single SSC-32 servo controller. It allows the creation of sequences of motion and full editing of sequence steps. It uses a teach pendant style control panel to emulate an industrial arm control system. We also include the FlowStone source code so you can modify and customize the functionality to suit your purpose.
     
  • RIOS is a Windows program for controlling the AL5 series of Robotic Arms with our SSC-32 servo controller. With RIOS, your robot can be taught sequences of motion via the mouse or joystick. The inverse kinematics engine makes positioning the arm effortless. This program uses external digital and analog inputs to affect the robot's motion for closed loop projects. If-then, for-next, and do-while, are supported for the inputs. External outputs can also be controlled.
     
  • Alternately the servo motors can be controlled directly from a microcontroller. We sell the arm without electronics for this purpose.
     

Important!
To keep costs down we are not providing printed Assembly Guides. They are provided online, so you will need to print them when you order the kits. By providing the Assembly Guides online we can provide more detailed and up to date information than the old hardcopy method allowed.

Image of AL5A Arm with optional wrist rotate.

Gripper with Wrist Rotate.

Injection Molded Base.
 

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Specifications



AL5A Robotic Arm Combo Kit for Serial Port AL5A Robotic Arm Combo Kit (BotBoarduino)
  • USB based version with powerful prewritten BotBoarduino programs.
  • Advanced inverse kinematics positioning control.
  • Includes everything you need to control the arm with a separate PS2 controller (sold separately).
  • Easily control a differentially-steered vehicle with the addition of a motor controller.
Model Number: AL5ACU-KT
Price: $278.23 
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AL5A Robotic Arm Combo Kit (No Software w/SSC-32U) AL5A Robotic Arm Combo Kit (No Software w/SSC-32U)
  • Control: USB based version (SSC-32U) of the AL5A arm (USB cable included)
  • S/W: Create your own, or use the free SSC-32 Servo Utility software
  • H/W: Complete AL5A frame and hardware (wrist rotate sold separately)
  • Motors: Hitec servos included
  • Power: Power supply and all wires included
  • Perfect if you plan to use your own program or software interface
Model Number: AL5ACN-KT-32U
Price: $278.23 
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Lynxmotion AL5A 4 Degrees of Freedom Robotic Arm Combo Kit (FlowBotics Studio w/ SSC-32U) Lynxmotion AL5A 4 Degrees of Freedom Robotic Arm Combo Kit (FlowBotics Studio w/ SSC-32U)
  • Control: USB based version (SSC-32U) of the AL5A arm (USB cable included)
  • S/W: FlowBotics Studio graphical / text based programming environment (CD)
  • H/W: Complete AL5A frame and hardware (wrist rotate sold separately)
  • Motors: Hitec servos included
  • Power: Power supply and all wires included
  • Complete AL5A arm + powerful FlowBotics software
Model Number: AL5AF-KT-32U
Price: $318.22 
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Lynxmotion AL5C 4 Degrees of Freedom Robotic Arm Combo Kit (RIOS w/ SSC-32U) Lynxmotion AL5A 4 Degrees of Freedom Robotic Arm Combo Kit (RIOS w/ SSC-32U)
  • Control: USB based version (SSC-32U) of the AL5A arm (USB cable included)
  • S/W: RIOS Arm Control Software (CD)
  • H/W: Complete AL5A frame and hardware (wrist rotate sold separately)
  • Motors: Hitec servos included
  • Power: Power supply and all wires included
  • Complete AL5A arm + easy to use RIOS software
Model Number: AL5AC-KT-32U
Price: $328.18 
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