YouTube channel How To Mechatronics has created a great tutorial with full instructions on how to create your very own Arduino powered 3D wire bending machine. Created using 3D printer parts a handful of stepper motors and an Arduino Nano development board the wire bending machine can be programmed to create a wide variety of different shapes and angles.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the Arduino one bending machine which is equipped with a straightener, feeder and z-axis. “In this tutorial I will show you how I built an Arduino based 3D wire bending machine. This is actually a typical mechatronic system because it involves mechanical, electrical and computer engineering. So therefore I believe many engineering students or anyone who is new into mechatronics found this project interesting. I made few custom functions for making various shapes, like a star, a cube and a simple stand, as well as a manual mode where we can make the wire forms by entering commands through the serial monitor.”
For full instructions, code and more details jump over to the official How To Mechatronics project page by following the link below.