The MeArm kit was developed as a low cost Open Source robot arm by Benjamin Gray and Jack Howard at phenoptix Towers. It is currently aimed at those who are already familiar with Arduino, Raspberry Pi or other micrcontroller boards as it's at a fairly early development stage and all of the development so far has gone into the structural building of the arm. This is the latest v0.4 all of all the progress so far can be found on thingiverse (see Document section below)
The latest version is a stable base model and that's what you see here. It ships with all the acrylic parts you'll need as well as all of the needed fixings and the required four hobby servos.
Phenoptix basic testing has involved driving the servos directly from an Arduino, using a simple shield and four 10k Ohm potentiometers. The code for that can be found in the MeArm Github.
They are currently working on the Arduino version primarily and the Raspberry Pi version is cracking along. It would be great to see them on the pcDuino, Cubieboard, Olinuxino and other boards too!
Note: This version comes with blue transparent and clear/transparent mixed acrylic glas parts. Comes without controller board pictured above.
There are two sets of build instructions available currently. The first on instructables is of the v0.3 and the second provided by one of our fantastic community members.