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This Robot Arm Can Print a Bottle Opener and Then Pour You the Beer

The Rotrics DexArm will be the coolest hobby you’ve ever had.

Mar 13 by Futurism Creative
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Are you currently on the market for a new hobby that is both incredibly entertaining and intellectually stimulating? Do you love computers and technology? Have you always wanted to have your own personal robot arm that can 3D print a bottle opener and then use it to pour you a beer? If the answer to any or all of these questions is yes, then you really need to take a look at the Rotrics DexArm.

Meet The DexArm Robot Arm

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The Rotrics DexAm is a versatile desktop robot arm designed to make coding and robotics fun and engaging. It runs on open-source software and features interchangeable modules that allow it to function as a 3D printer, a laser engraver and cutter, a pen plotter, and even an AI assistant robot.

The DexArm is precise down to 50 microns. How precise is that? Well, a typical human hair is about 70 microns in diameter. So, yeah, that’s pretty precise. The DexArm’s 3D printing module can print using a number of versatile materials, including PLA (a kind of plastic), TPU (another kind of plastic), wood, and even carbon fiber. Its laser engraving and cutting module lets you engrave, etch, and cut on materials like cardboard, wood, and ceramics. Its pen holder module can draw anything from schematics to custom illustrations. And its soft gripper and air picker modules let you create all sorts of custom tasks.

The Robot Arm You Didn’t Know You Needed

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Unlike other 3D printers—which are just laser printers and not also laser engravers, etchers, and robot arms—the DexArm has a huge working range of 8.3 x 11.7 inches for 2D objects and 8.6 x 8.6 x 14.9 inches for 3D objects. If you install the DexArm on the optional sliding rail kit, the number of things you can create is practically unlimited.

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So what does all that mean in real world terms? It means you can use the DexArm to create and do almost anything you can imagine. Invent and print your own custom gadgets and household items. Create stunning one-of-a-kind illustrations. Teach the Rotrics DexArm to sign autographs or address envelopes. Or, yes, teach it to pour you a cold one after a long day at work. The possibilities are almost endless.

Make Coding Fun

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Computer coding is one of the most important aspects of a good STEM education. Not only will it make individuals more employable and our economy more competitive, but it also helps us comprehend modern life and teaches valuable skills like cooperation and problem solving.

If you’re looking for a fun and engaging way to get your kids into coding, or if you want to learn coding yourself, the DexArm is pretty much the perfect educational tool.

The Rotrics DexArm comes with the free, open-source, and intuitive Rotrics Studio software which you can use to design projects and create custom automations for the DexArm. However, it’s also fully compatible with Scratch, the internationally acclaimed MIT-designed coding app your kids probably already know how to use. And for those who are a little more advanced, Rotrics provides API for using programming languages like C, C++, Python, Java, Javascript, and ROS.

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Whether you’re a coding expert or a total noobie, you can have all kinds of fun with the DexArm.

A Cool Hobby That Also Makes You Smarter

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The Rotrics DexArm robot arm comes with three different kits at three different price points. However, the best value is the Luxury Kit. It includes the DexArm, a 3.5-inch touchscreen controller, plus the pen holder module, laser engraving module, 3D printing module, soft-gripper module, and air-picker module—all for less than a thousand dollars. Rotrics also offers a number of accessories for the DexArm that you may find useful when you start working on more advanced projects. These include the aforementioned sliding rail kit, as well as a computer vision kit, a safety enclosure, and a conveyor belt.

Isn’t it time you stop wasting time and money on boring hobbies that don’t produce or teach anything useful? The Rotrics DexArm will teach you about robotics, engineering, 3D printing, graphic design, computer programming, and artificial intelligence, and you’ll have a ton of fun doing it. And with a one-year warranty and 30-day money back guarantee, you have absolutely nothing to lose from giving it a shot. So click here to order yours today.

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