Elephant Robotics myCobot 280 M5Stack

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Desktop dual-screen collaborative robotic arm
  • Built on M5Stack Atom and Basic ESP32 modules
  • 6-axis movement
  • Open-source platform
  • Lego interface
When purchasing with us you get:
  • FREE training
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 24/5 Customer Support
  • Delivery: $350
We Accept Purchase Orders From All Educational Institutions and Eligible Business Customers
This robotic arm comes with:
  • Power supply with DC connector
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Connection cables
  • Hex wrench and screws
The estimated lead time is 5-10 business days.

The myCobot 280 M5Stack designed by the Chinese-based Elephant Robotics company is one of the world’s most compact and lightweight 6-axis robotic arms. The device belongs to , alongside myCobot 280 Pi, myCobot 280 Jetson Nano, and myCobot 280 for Arduino models. All the four modifications share the same mechanical construction, with the key difference in the hardware, or, more precisely, the processor the model is based on; and, consequently, some variations in operation, capabilities, and application scenarios.

The products from the lineup weigh only 850 grams, with the maximum load capacity of 250 grams and the working radius of 280 mm. They are all Linux-compatible, have built-in ROS and Python support, and feature Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Elephant Robotics myCobot 280 M5Stack is equipped with the ESP32-based M5Stack Basic module featuring a dual-core 240 MHz CPU, 520 KB SRAM, 16 MB of Flash memory, and Wi-Fi connectivity. The module sports a 2" color IPS-screen and three custom buttons.

Elephant Robotics myCobot 280 M5Stack

The end of the arm houses the ESP32-based M5Stack Atom development board with a 5 x 5 RGB LED matrix panel, additional GPIO pins, an IR sensor, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules, a programmable button, and a USB-C port. The arm end is equipped with a Lego-compatible connector that expands the cobot’s customization opportunities and allows for quick and easy installation of multiple end effectors, including grippers, suction pumps, sensors, cameras, and much more.

Elephant Robotics myCobot 280 M5Stack

The Lego-compatible base of myCobot 280 M5Stack allows you to attach an optional flat or G-shaped base for enhanced stability.

Elephant Robotics myCobot 280 M5Stack

The Elephant Robotics myCobot 280 M5Stack comes fully assembled and is ready to interact right out of the box.

 

Processing quality

Six high-performance servo motors of myCobot 280 M5Stack provide quick response and smooth rotation of the six joints with the repeatability of ±0.5 mm which is surprisingly good for such an affordable consumer device. This makes the cobot suitable for a wide application range not limited only to home use.

a processing quality on the Elephant Robotics myCobot 280 M5Stack

 

Applications

The Elephant Robotics myCobot 280 M5Stack is a compact yet fully functional robotic arm providing versatile opportunities for secondary development of cross-platform software. It works great with numerous educational applications helping children explore the world of robotics and master basic coding skills. For example, myCobot 280 M5Stack can use the color recognition function to demonstrate how industrial robots perform sorting tasks. 

a applications on the Elephant Robotics myCobot 280 M5Stack

You can also use myCobot 280 M5Stack for various smart home applications and more. For instance, it can animate your kid’s teddy bear and other toys.

a Elephant Robotics myCobot 280 M5Stack hold toy bear

Due to its open source platform and versatility, myCobot finds a use in scientific research or medical labs. It can also become a helpful “third hand”, delivering tools or acting as a photographer’s assistant.

a Elephant Robotics myCobot 280 M5Stack hold phone

 

Working range

The working range of myCobot 280 M5Stack is 280 mm. All the joints except the first and the fifth ones have no rotation limits for smooth and versatile operation.

a working range on the Elephant Robotics myCobot 280 M5Stack

 

Robot controls

There are several ways of programming myCobot 280 M5Stack.

You can use the UIFlow visual programming software specially designed for M5Stack modules. It is based on Blockly graphical programming and Python coding methods. This is a great and simple way to make first steps in programming for beginners and kids.

a robot controls on the Elephant Robotics myCobot 280 M5Stack

For advanced users there is a support of RoboFlow software, designed by Elephant Robotics for industrial robots. It supports a lot of Arduino functional modules and the open source Robot Operating System (ROS).

a RoboFlow software on the Elephant Robotics myCobot 280 M5Stack

Finally, you can use the simplest drag-and-teach method to show the cobot the required succession of moves. Here again we spot the difference between the four versions of the 280 series. myCobot 280 M5Stack with its built-in screen can operate independently, while the Raspberry Pi and Jetson Nano models require an external display. The Arduino version needs a computer connection for operation.

The M5Stack Basic module is equipped with a USB Type-C port, a 20-pin GPIO interface, and supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections.

a equipped interface on the Elephant Robotics myCobot 280 M5Stack

Designed specially for myCobot series, myStudio software platform provides the user with firmware updates, video tutorials and use cases, and maintenance and repair assistance.

 

What’s in the box

Elephant Robotics myCobot 280 M5Stack kit

  • myCobot 280 M5Stack robotic arm
  • Power supply with DC connector
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Connection cables
  • Hex wrench and screws
  • User manual

For some items, package content may change. In case of any questions, please get in touch.

 

Look and feel

Elephant Robotics myCobot 280 M5Stack

myCobot 280 M5Stack robotic arm is available in a white-and-gray color scheme. Its sleek design makes it ideal for an educational institute, scientific lab, or any other environment.

 

Price

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