# Mechanics for High School Students: Building a Robotic Arm

• kamalMKA
In summary, the conversation discusses a high school student's interest in learning mechanics in order to build a robotic arm. They are struggling with the difficulty of mechanics and are seeking advice on where to start. The suggestion is to begin by reading about linkages and analyzing their movement and forces. It is recommended to use computer simulations before purchasing materials or doing any fabrication. The student will also develop skills in visualisation, 2D and 3D geometry, and working with vectors and matrices.
kamalMKA
TL;DR Summary: Mechanical engineering,robotics,mechnics,dynamics

Hi guys , I'm new to mechnics and I want to learn it for building robotic arm , but I find mechanics book topics somewhat difficult for me , what I need to learn to get started as I'm a highschool student with basic level math.

Welcome, @kamalMKA !

Do you have specific school assignment?
if so, could you show us the scope and degree of difficulty of your project?

Thank you for replying , No I want to make this project for myself , but I know nothing about mechanics in order to build the structure of robotic arm , so I want to start learning about mechanics but I don't know where to start , I'm so sorry if my question shouldn't be posted here , but I really need some help.

Measuring and analyse a few linkages, such as the digging arm on an excavator or backhoe.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backhoe

If you use a computer, to simulate the movement and calculate the forces, then you do not have to purchase materials or do any machining or fabrication, until you are happy with the design and performance.

You will develop visualisation and mathematics skills in 2D and then 3D geometry.
You will encounter vectors, as complex numbers, and as matrices.

kamalMKA and Lnewqban

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