Unboxing and the First-Time Use

1 Unboxing and Working Environment

Notice: Before using, check the packaging first. If there is any damage, please contact with the logistics company and the supplier in your area in time. After unpacking, please check the total items according to the item list.

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

List [Standard Set] -Robotic Arm (mycobot 280 Arduino)
-Product Album
-Power Supply
-USB-Type C
-Jumper Wire

Operate the robot only for applications that meet the conditions listed in the table below.

​ Table 2-3 Working Environment and Conditions

Working Environment Conditions
Temperature -5°C~45°C
Relative Humidity 20%~70%
Space Requirements indoor
Other Environmental Requirements -Avoid direct sunlight exposure.
-Avoid getting dust, oil fume, salt, iron filings, water etc on robot.
-Avoid flammable and corrosive liquids and gases.
-Avoid shock and vibration, etc.
-Avoid strong electromagnetic interference sources.

2 Installation Requirements

myCobot 280 Arduino robot weights 780g. Due to the fact that the center of gravity will change along with the movement of the robot during utilization, robot is required to be fixed on a solid base at the beginning. A fixed base, or mobile base are both acceptable.

Size of Base Interface

  • The base fixing holes act as the interface between 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 4.5 mm, which can be fixed with M4 bolts.

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

Before the installation, please confirm:

  • The environmental condition meets the requirements listed in Section 2.2.1.3.1 above.

  • The installation position is no smaller than the working range of the robot, and there is enough space for installation, use, maintenance and repair.

  • Put the base in a suitable position.

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

  • After confirming the above, please move the robot to the base installation 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.

Notice: When adjusting the position of the robot on the base installation table, do not pushing or pulling the robot directly on the base installation table to avoid scratches. When manually moving the robot, do not 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:

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3 Power on the Robot

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

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​ Figure 3-1 Location of the power connector

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

  • Rated voltage: 8-12V
  • Rated current: 3-5A

  • Plug Type: DC 5.5mm x 2.1

You cannot just use the TypeC plugged into the M5Stack-basic for power supply. Please use the official power supply to avoid damage to the robotic arm.

4 Installation of Driver

Users can download the corresponding CP210X or CP34X driver 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:

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5 Using the Development Board

myCobot 280 for Arduino needs to be used with the development board. The following is an example.

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  • Development board of Arduino MEGA2560:

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  • Development board of Arduino UNO:

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  • Development board of Arduino MKR WiFi 1010:

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6 Platforms

Arduino MKR WiFi 1010 Arduino MEGA2560 Arduino UNO
myBlockly support support not support
Python support support not support
ROS support support not support
Arduino support support support

7 End Tools

7.1 Sucking Pump

Details: 4 Sucking Pump

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

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7.2 Adaptive Gripper

Details: 5 Adaptive Gripper

Adaptive gripper installation video to be added...

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