The Multipurpose Mobile Manipulator is back, and it's bigger, better, and stronger than ever before! Introducing the new Mark 2: the DIY giant robot that does everything, such as playing the piano, delivering coffee, drawing pictures, and more. Featuring high reconfigurability with an all-metal aluminum body, cross-platform compatibility (Mac, Windows, Linux & ChromeOS), expandable open hardware, plenty of free software and more, the Multipurpose Mobile Manipulator Mark II is an advanced mobile robotics platform for students, educators, artists, hobbyists and researchers.
Batteries: The Megamark is powered by two 12V 7AH SLA batteries. Under normal load, these batteries are expected to last roughly 6-8 hours, and can be recharged by a standard 12V SLA charger. The Megamark also has a helpful battery life indicator.
Processor: The Megamark is powered by an Arduino Mega 2560, which connects to the robot's laptop-for-a-face via standard USB cable.
Modularity: Lots of custom gripper attachments can be downloaded and 3D-printed free of charge for additional functionality. Want deliver coffee? Open doors? Water plants? Grippers galore! We've got the gripper for you!
Construction: The base, arms, and chest can be attached and detached for easy transportation and storage. There are plenty of mounting holes to add custom sensors and electronics.
Compatibility: The Megamark works on Mac, Windows, and Linux laptop computers. The Megamark can be programmed in Python 2.7, Arduino IDE, Processing, Unity, and RobotC, with more in the works.
Additional Links and Documentation
Official Website: https://www.choitek.com/
Plug and Play Apps: https://www.choitek.com/apps.html
Community Tutorials: https://www.choitek.com/tutorials.html
More Megamark Videos: https://www.choitek.com/showcase.html
The Multipurpose Mobile Manipulator Mark II was originally made possible in part by generous support from the following programs, organizations and initiatives at Carnegie Mellon University:
CMU Robotics Club
NSF I-Corps CMU Branch
CMU Undergraduate Research Office
Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
Henry Armero Memorial Award for Inclusive Creativity
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