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Delta bot

Copy mouse movement (for now)
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Hallo everybody, this is my first LMR entry (not the first robot I build)

I made this delta robot over the weekend.

About two week ago i saw a video of an industrial delta robot and i was intrigued by the simplicity of the principle but the complexity of the movements it could make.
So i thought, I'm gonna make one.

So i bought three servos some ball joints and some aluminum strip.
The metal base plate I had laying around. Just as some some nuts and bolts.
I used an arduino i took out of another robot i build (i will post that one here two)

I programmed the arduino so it reads serial data, and I made a mouse interface that sends the serial data.

And in actually turned out to be as simple as I thought it to be.

But now I have a delta bot I should do something with it.
I'm not quite sure what.
I had the idea to make more of these and use them as lags for a two, four or six legged robot.
It will work well I think, but it's a bit expansive to make six of these.

Delta bot and it's interface

Delta bot and it's interface
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top view

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 Delta Bot

Delta bot

 

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In fact, with another 3 servos... I'm thinking "Stewart platform" - a miniature 6 DOF flight simulator...!
gr8 idea
Not much on programming yet but it looks neat. Mabe a pair could make a new type of biped. Mabe even jump.
This is great! If you can do this in a weekend, I'd love to seen some of your long term projects. Can't wait to see more of your robots!
Kewl! nice moves. very smooth
Fantastic job! It gives me a bunch of ideas for applications that these movements could be used for.
Good job! I would really like to see the processing and arduino code.

What an awesome idea and I actually have a bunch of those ball joints from tamiya laying around.

Would you care to share the arduino and processing code?