Tbot XL with PBR XL

When a use case requires a large tappable area like iPads and tablets, Tbot XL is ready. Tapster Tbot XL taps and swipes the touchscreen of a mobile device just like a human finger does. Outfitted with Push Button capability, the robot also automates the pressing of the hardware buttons (e.g. power, volume +/ -, home) on the customer's devices. Together Tbot XL with PBR can access all elements of a mobile device.

Challenge

Customer needed to open a music app on an iPad from a cold start, adjust the volume level, and then close the app. 

Solution

Tapster Tbot was scaled larger to create a larger tappable area, then push button capability was added to framework. 

  • CoreXY, midTbot design
  • Rubber-tipped capacitive touchscreen end effector
  • Sliding mounts, grips, and servo-powered actuators allow multiple configurations to press top, side, or back buttons of any mobile device.
  • Ships assembled, tested, and ready to go

Specs:  

  • Tappable Area: 240 mm x 170 mm
  • Software: Grbl firmware
  • Electronics: Arduino Nano microcontroller; Pololu A4988 micro-stepping stepper motor driver carrier boards
  • Motion control: Stepper motor driven X-axis & Y-axis motion; servo motor driven Z-axis (pen lift / tapping) motion
  • Power: 12V power supply included

Requirements:

  • Computer running Mac, Windows, or Linux
  • WiFi or USB port
  • Node.js

Common Customizations

  • Custom jig to hold tablet-sized IoT device
  • Add PBR (Push Button Robot) to push physical buttons
  • Mounted USB camera

Photo shows Tbot XL with PBR

Tablet Sized Screen

Tapster Tbot XL

Stylus

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Smartphone Screen Size

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Stylus

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Smartphone and Tablets

Tapster Push Button Robot (PBR)

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Smartphone Screens

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Smartphones

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For Smartphones

Tbot with customizations

Stylus customized with Button Push and Camera

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Tablet Sized

Tbot XL with customization

Stylus and Button Push

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Connected Devices

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For Smartphones

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