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Hand gestures & a Raspberry Pi – all you need to control a robot arm!

25 September 2017

Team Pi Supply has published a simple guide on how to control a robotic arm with nothing but hand gestures using a Raspberry Pi and a Pi Supply Flick HAT.

Image courtesy of Pi Supply

The very simple guide utilises few components, requiring no soldering or electronic construction. All that is needed is a Raspberry Pi A+, B+ or above, a Pi Supply Flick HAT, an SD card with your choice of operating system, and finally a USB controlled robotic arm.

The guide can work with any Pi and Flick board combination as long as they are compatible, as well any OS, meaning any Linux OS that has a terminal or console can also be used. The clear and concise guide has an estimated time of just one hour to complete.

The completed project will enable you to have full control over the robotic arm with just hand gestures, including picking up and moving objects without physically touching anything with your own hands!

Pi Supply is a fully fledged online Raspberry Pi shop which offers worldwide shipping. The site is regularly updated with new Raspberry Pi and related electronic products, as well as other guides and resources for Raspberry Pi projects.  

Click here to take on the project yourself.

The guide was originally posted here

Video courtesy of Pi Supply

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