Unpacking and first use

1 Unpacking and working environment

Note: After the packaging box is in place, please confirm that the robot packaging is intact. If there is any damage, please contact the logistics company and the supplier in your area in time. After unpacking, please check the actual items in the box according to the item list.


​ Table 2-2 myCobot Robot Arm [Standard Set]

Product Contents of myCobot Robot Arm [Standard Set] - myCobot robotic arm (model myCobot-280)
-myCobot Robot Arm-Product Catalog

-myCobot robotic arm
-supporting power supply
-USB-Type C
- Jumper
-M4*35, cup head socket head, full thread, stainless steel screw
- socket socket wrench

​ Install the robot system in an environment that meets the conditions described in the table in order to develop and maintain the performance of this machine and use it safely.

​ Table 2-3 Working Environment and Conditions

Working Environment Conditions
temperature -10°C~45°C
Relative humidity 20%~70%
Indoor and outdoor requirements indoor
Other environmental requirements - Avoid sunlight exposure.
- Keep away from dust, oil fume, salt, iron filings, etc.
- Keep away from flammable and corrosive liquids and gases.
- Must not come into contact with water.
- Does not transmit shock and vibration etc.
- Keep away from strong electromagnetic interference sources.

2 Installation conditions and requirements

​ The actual weight of the myCobot robot is 850g. Considering that during use, the center of gravity will move with the movement of the robot, so the robot needs to be fixed on a solid base before it can be used normally. Base weight requirements: fixed base, or mobile base.

Robot base interface size

​ The base fixing hole is the interface between the fixed robot and other bases or planes. The specific hole size is shown in the figure below. There are 4 countersunk holes with a diameter of 4.5mm, which can be fixed with M4 bolts.

Please make sure that there are corresponding threaded holes on the fixed base before installing.

Before the official installation, please confirm:

  • The environment to be installed meets the requirements of Section above.

  • The installation position is not smaller than the working range of the robot, and there is enough space for installation, use, maintenance and repair.

  • Put the stand in a suitable position.

  • Installation related tools are ready, such as screws, wrenches, etc.

​ After confirming the above, please move the robot to the base mounting table, adjust the robot position, and align the fixing holes of the robot base with the holes on the base mounting table. After aligning the holes, align the screws with the holes and tighten them.

Note: When adjusting the position of the robot on the base installation table, please try to avoid pushing and pulling the robot directly on the base installation table to avoid scratches. When manually moving the robot, try to avoid applying external force to the fragile parts of the robot body, so as to avoid unnecessary damage to the robot.

For more installation details, scan the code to watch the video:

3 Power on the robot

​ Before operation, please confirm that you have read and ensured that you have followed the contents of Chapter 1 Safety Instructions to ensure safe operation. At the same time, connect the power adapter to the robotic arm, and fix the base of the robotic arm on the table. The connection method is shown in Figure 3-1.

​ Figure 3-1 Location of the power connector

​ myCobot must be powered with an external power supply to provide sufficient power:

  • Rated voltage: 7-9V

  • Rated current: 3-5A

  • Plug Type: DC 5.5mm x 2.1

​ Note that you can't just use the TypeC plugged into the Basic for powering. Use an official power supply to avoid damage to the robotic arm.

4 Driver Installation

​ Users can download the corresponding CP210X or CP34X driver compressed package according to the operating system they are using, and after decompressing the compressed package, select the installation package with the corresponding operating system digits for installation.

​ There are currently two driver chip versions, CP210X (applicable to CP2104 version) / CP34X (applicable to CH9102 version) driver package. If you are not sure which USB chip your device is using, you can install both drivers at the same time.

The installation tutorial can be viewed by scanning the QR code:

5 Use USB to connect computer

Figure 3-2 Schematic diagram of the USB interface

​ 1)Use the Type-C cable to connect to the computer and the corresponding USB interface of the robotic arm Basic, and check the connection. Connection detection is a detection function for the connection status of the motors and Atoms in the robot arm. This feature makes it easy for customers to troubleshoot equipment.

For connection detection tutorial, please refer to MyCobot-280 for M5 Product Manual-3.4.3 Status Query Teaching.

​ 2)After passing the connection detection, if the device is not faulty, the communication forwarding detection can be performed. timeliness of communication, It is very important for the microcontroller robot arm, for the microcontroller robot arm, we usually send the control to the Basic of the base, The instruction is forwarded through communication, and the end effector will parse the instruction and then execute the target action.

For the communication forwarding detection tutorial, please refer to MyCobot-280 for M5 Product Manual-3.4.4 Communication Forwarding Teaching.

6 Use of end tools

6.1 Suction pump

Details: 4 Suction pump

Please scan the code to watch the installation tutorial of the suction pump:

6.2 Adaptive gripper

Details: 5 Adaptive gripper

Adaptive gripper installation video to be added...

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