Robotic Arm 1

NB: I will take my time creating this tutorial, as my typing speed is slower due to my wrist injury. I will be able to type much faster when my plaster comes off in about 2 weeks' time.

A couple of months ago, I found this link describing the USB protocol for a robotic arm that I spotted in a shop previously.


Documentation for retroScreen (work in progress)


  1. Soldering
  2. Setup
  3. Installing Software
  4. Running the Screen
  5. Using GPS
  6. Getting a script to run at boot


Personal preferences may vary, but I find it easier to solder the screen first, then solder on the header. The side of the board facing up is the side with all the labels for the breakouts and the outline for the screen as shown below: