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Orion5 Robot Arm

Orion5 Robotic Arm


Orion5 is designed to bring features from industrial and research grade robotic arms to education.

  • 0.33° motor position resolution
  • Motors have continuous 360° range
  • Position, velocity and time control methods
  • Motors provide kinematic feedback
  • Programmable joint limits
  • Python, JavaScript, MATLAB, C/C++ libraries

About Orion

Orion5 is a robotic arm designed for education. Orion5 can be mounted on a desk and controlled via USB or WiFi, or mounted on our Proteus robot chassis to create a mobile robot capable of perceiving and interacting with its environment.

As an independent module, the Orion5 can be controlled by a computer to achieve drawing, pick and place objects, or use custom tools. Mounted on Proteus and combined with other sensors, it can complete any number of advanced tasks.


Built into every design decision behind Orion5 is safety.

  • No finger pinch points
  • Orion5 detects collisions with itself and the environment
  • Over torque and over temperature sensing
  • Infinite 360° base rotation and internalised wiring means no stretching/snapping of cables

Our foundation customers are currently using Orion5 in their classrooms
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Orion5 Robot Arm

For Educators

Skill Levels

Our products are not designed for just one skill level, they are designed to suit a wide variety of learners. The Orion5 robotic arm is designed to be used from early high school through to university classrooms.

For example, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, has been using Orion5 in a third year engineering subject, 'Introduction to Robotics'.

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Learning Opportunities

Orion5 is designed to work in a similar manner to a 'real' robotic arm, one you might see in research and industry. Therefore, Orion5 is not limited to a small range of functionality like other 'kits' on the market.

Orion5 can be used to provide learning outcomes in a number of subject areas:

  • Mathematics - trigonometry, calculus
  • Physics - kinematics
  • Coding - python, JavaScript, C
  • Control systems
  • Robotics

Simulation Environment

With all of our products comes a simulation and programming environment. Our web-based platform has the following features

  • Educators with limited budgets need not buy a hardware unit for every student. Students can instead build their project using the simulator, and move to a shared hardware unit when ready for final testing
  • Our web platform will contain interactive tutorials for students
  • Educator resources such as lesson plans and tutorials for educators
  • Runs in-browser so works across devices and platforms without installation

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