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At some point I got interested in reimplementing low-cost high-precision robotic arm from Haddington Dynamics. That product was great because:

  • Open-source everything (aside from the FPGA code blob)
  • Much cheaper than existing commercial robot hands, but comes with a unique precision and repeatability.
  • You could buy most of the components yourself.


The company was acquired by Ocado Group in 2020, putting their open-source efforts on hold.

Still, the remaining digital footprint is big enough to try reproducing this project.

Spoiler alert! I didn't get to build the robot hand. With the help from my friends, I got quite far on the learning path, though 😃

naive FPGA design

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