During 2 years of developing Niryo One, we’ve made a lot of incremental improvements.
Last year we introduced to you a new upgraded version of the robot. And today, we have improved the hardware again.
For those of you who don’t know Niryo One: note that from September 2018 we only produce the new hardware version of the robot. All you need to now is that Niryo One has never been as ready and as improved as today!
This blog post is mainly targeted for you if you pre-ordered Niryo One before September 2018. Here are all the modifications that we’ve made on the robot, and some explanations of what’s changing/not changing for you. Oh, and… the version of the robot you already have is now a “collector” version !
First of all, what’s not changing
This new version is mainly a hardware improvement.
One of the first question you may have is : “Is the robot that I pre-ordered already obsolete ?” (hold your breath…)
The answer is : absolutely not ! (you can now release your breath)
In fact, you’ll get the exact same functionalities as the new upgraded version.
While making some hardware modifications, we continued to improve the software (on the robot, the stepper motors, and the Niryo One Studio desktop application). All the software upgrades are retro-compatible.
So, you just need to upgrade the software following this series of tutorial, and you’ll get all the new functionalities.
The previous 3D printed files are still available for your robot, you can find them on our github account archive section.
So, what’s new ?
The main modification on the new upgraded version is the replacement of axis 4 and 5 motors.
The axis 4 (Niryo Stepper on previous version) and the axis 5 (2* Dynamixel XL-320 on previous version) now both have a Dynamixel XL-430 motor. We found that this motor is a little bit more reliable and was simply a better fit for those axis. It was not available before 2018 so we could not include it before.