About the Robot Arm
The AL5B 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 AL5B 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-475HB in the base, 1 x HS-755HB in the shoulder, 1 x HS-645MG in the elbow, 1 x HS-475HB 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 AL5B Arm with optional wrist rotate.

Gripper with Wrist Rotate.

Injection Molded Base.
 

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Specifications



AL5B Robotic Arm Combo Kit for Serial Port AL5B 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: AL5BCU-KT
Price: $293.72 
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AL5B Robotic Arm Combo Kit (FlowBotics Studio) AL5B Robotic Arm Combo Kit (FlowBotics Studio)
  • Serial port-based version with powerful PC software.
  • Includes license for full version of FlowBotics Studio software.
  • Advanced inverse kinematics positioning control using mouse.
  • Easily control up to TWO arms with a single SSC-32!
  • Includes everything you need to control the arm from a personal computer (serial port).
Model Number: AL5BF-KT
Price: $333.72 
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AL5B Robotic Arm Combo Kit for Serial Port AL5B Robotic Arm Combo Kit (No Software)
  • Serial port-based version with powerful PC software.
  • Pick from one of our two FREE FlowStone-created control programs.
  • Advanced inverse kinematics positioning control using mouse.
  • Easily control up to TWO arms with a single SSC-32!
  • This product includes everything you need to control the arm from a personal computer.
Model Number: AL5BCN-KT
Price: $293.73 
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AL5B Robotic Arm Combo Kit for Serial Port AL5B Robotic Arm Combo Kit (with RIOS Software)
  • Serial port-based version with powerful PC software.
  • Includes RIOS, a powerful interactive Windows program that uses external inputs to affect the robot's motion in closed-loop projects.
  • Advanced inverse kinematics positioning control using mouse or joystick.
  • Easily control from a Bot Board with Basic Atom or Basic Stamp 2, with the new BASIC code export function.
  • This product includes everything you need to control the arm from a personal computer.
Model Number: AL5BC-KT
Price: $343.68 
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