Arduino Braccio ++


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The next level up from the Tinkerkit Braccio robot, Braccio++ is a revolutionary new robotic arm designed solely for higher education, including engineering schools and university institutes of technology – or even advanced high school and college students studying the sciences, industrial science or technology.

Thereʼs not a lot this robotic arm with five degrees of freedom isnʼt capable of, and recreating a replica of an industrial robot used on an assembly line will teach students more about manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation.

Braccio++ is fully optimized and can be assembled in several ways for multiple tasks, such as moving objects, mounting a camera and tracking your movements, or attaching a solar panel and tracking the movement of the sun. Its uses are almost limitless.

Students will learn real life applications of physical concepts through lifting, placing, and rotating an item. These concepts include motions, forces, torque, gear ratios, stability, and weight of payload.

Braccio++ offers a multitude of expansive possibilities from the very outset, including a new Braccio Carrier with LCD screen, new RS485 servo motors, and a totally enhanced experience.

You can simply program and communicate with the new, intelligent Arduino smart servo motors, which are at the very heart of this new revision. One of the best features of the smart RS485 servo

motors is that they share information with each other through asynchronous communication. In other words, it doesn’t require a clock signal for synchronization.

In addition to the open-source hardware in the kit, thereʼs an e-learning platform with step-by-step instructions, lessons, and other learning materials. The student-optimized content that accompanies Braccio++ covers kinematics, dynamics, and control at university. For high school, it also covers computer-integrated manufacturing.



  • Kinematic chains
  • Mathematical tools for kinematics and the dynamics of robot arms
  • Methods to reason about 3-dimensional space and relationships between coordinate frames
  • Delivering a payload to a specified location
  • The geometry and mathematical representation of rigid body motion
  • Forward and inverse kinematics of articulated mechanical arms
  • Trajectory generation
  • Manipulator dynamics
  • Actuation and design issues
  • Manipulator control


High school:

  • Motions and forces
  • Interactions of energy and matter
  • Manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation
  • Robotic or automated system arm construction
  • The concepts of torque, gear ratio, stability, and weight of payload
  • The concepts of linkages and gearing in end effectors and their use in a robotic or automated arm system


The Braccio++ kit includes (but isnʼt limited to):

  • Assembly parts, screws, nuts, springs, and a screwdriver
  • Six Arduino RS485 Smart Servo Motors (four SR418D servo motors which control the arm joints, and two SR312 servo motors which control the claw)
  • Arduino Braccio Carrier
  • Arduino Nano RP2040 Connect
  • A printed guide on how to assemble the kit, make it work with the motors, and upload your first sketches