As part of the conversion of my CD’s to FLAC files (see other blog), I was thinking of getting a raspberry pi to both control a robotic arm to pick up the cd’s, drop them into a CD reader/writer and then after the raspberry PI read them, to lift the CD out and deposit in a “ripped” pile.
and so I bought an OWI 535 robotic arm.
(a) This robot can be controlled by a raspberry pi. I used this guide
(b) As the robot as no opto-coupler feedback, its almost impossible to repeat a sequence of operations with any accuracy as there is no “go home” method to reset the arm to a precise position.
(c) Opto feedback capability can be added but I suspect its too much for my limited electro-mechanical capabilities 🙂
So for the moment it sits on a shelf, quietly mocking me.
If you want to have a go, you will need: