Monday, June 8, 2009

Linear Actuator Demo Video

I've been playing with linear actuator solenoids lately. They're a lot of fun and have tons of applications. Here's a quick video:

Omniwheel Robot Driving Around

I added on some L298 Motor Controllers and wired up everything. The robot is wicked fast! Have a look at this video of it driving

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Omniwheel Robot Chassis

A lot has been going on the past few months. I have dozens of articles and documents to post up about new projects, and I hope to upload them all when I'm bored and have free time.

Meanwhile, here's some photos of my omniwheel robot that I designed. It boasts 4x4 drive and holonomic motion. I should be able to get speeds of 3 ft/second with this robot. I used HDPE for material( buy at McMaster-Carr) , motors are Copal 50:1 Motors, and omniwheels are from Kornylak.