The Finix Auto-Tool Changer (ATC) is the main component to facilitate the Visible Robot’s transition to a general-purpose light-duty workstation.
Currently in alpha stage, without controlling software or electronics, in final form it will allow the robot to power, programatically dock/undock and control the activity of various tools that the workstation will use to perform work. These activities will occur using two USB cables fitted to the ATC: a Type-A micro, for simple tool control; and a Type-C, for smart tools requiring more power and/or bandwidth.
It is a key element in providing a foundation for a fully-automated desktop manufacturing workstation – 3D-printing, light-duty CNC, etc.
This alpha-stage product is of most interest to developers.
The downloaded files include the 3D-printable .STL files, an illustrated bill-of-materials document and post-processing and assembly instructions.
Solenoids, solenoid controller, USB cables and fasteners are not included.
The OpenSCAD (.SCAD) design source files can be downloaded from the site following purchase and registration.
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