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Fancy an industrial robot arm on your desk? Now you can have one

Who would have thought we’d live to see the day when someone would actually build an Arduino-powered robot arm and make it affordable and accessible to the masses — like us? We’ll be damned. The uArm, which is made out of laser-cut acrylic and wood parts, can be customized using Arduino to become a remote-controlled desk lamp, a music player, or, if you’re as lazy as we are, do absolutely nothing but be a cute prop on the desk.

A crowdfunding appeal is out for the project on Kickstarter, where it has exceeded its target $5,000 target by over 42 times. That’s some serious robotic armwrestling there.

uArm robot
uArm robot
uArm robot
uArm robot
uArm robot

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Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at lowlaichow.com.