Making your own robot arm that can be controlled from an Arduino is a lot easier than you would first image, and a neat example of this has been demonstrated by Jack Howard with and Benjamin Grey with their "Me Arm" robot. One of the goals of the project was to produce a robot arm with less than an A4 sheet of acrylic and inexpensive servos.
As you can see from the video below, the goal has been met and once access to a laser cutter can be found, the robot arm could be constructed for well under fifty dollars. Then all sorts of control possibilties can be created.
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