Jan 29, 2011

Swimming movement robot?

Possibly not classes as a robot (no NXT or sensors), and not really swimming (no water) but I loved the movement of this design. The wheels are free rolling (ie, no motor directly connected to them) but 1 Powerfunctions motor and a collection of pushrods and gears to create a oddly beautiful and smooth motion.

No point trying to explain it, watch the video!




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Damien Kee
www.damienkee.com

2 comments:

Fay Rhodes said...

This mechanism is fascinating! It does remind me of an olympic swimmer doing the butterfly stroke.

Pacas said...

The movements give me the impression that they can be used for a 6 legged Spider movement somehow! Hexapod next?

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