A pick and place style of moving objects around are staples of industrial robots. Another reason to use robots in industry and automation is because of danger to humans. Robots can work in adverse environments that are dangerous to humans; especially when dealing with chemicals and other toxic substances.
Sometimes the best way to pick up an object is with a suction cup or vacuum gripper. This works especially well with very small objects and provides a less expensive alternative to a mechanical gripper.
In this activity, you will perform an anodizing operation (which can use harmful chemicals) with a robot arm using the air pump kit and a vacuum gripper.
Do not let go of the object in the tanks… Just wait for the 2 second dip to complete and move on.
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