This project describes a computer-controlled robot that can take measurements or perform science experiments. The default configuration is an autosampler, with a sensor attached to an X-Y-Z positioning mechanism. You can also attach a pipette or USB microscope to the device.
The project is a collaboration with Frank Kinnaman from the Materials Research Lab at UCSB. Here is his ScienceBot web page.
We have a preliminary Arduino sketch and web-based lesson for controlling the robot.
- Shapeoko CNC kit
- Shapeoko z-axis upgrade
- 3 stepper motors
- 3 BigEasy stepper drivers
- 12V 1A power supply
- Arduino and Grove shield
- pH probe and controller board
- foam tape and wire ties