Let's Make Robots!


Robotic hand designed for heavy duty - could be used as robotic and prosthetic hand
I built this hand because I was convinced that we could do even better than the 3D-printed ones. They are really good looking but they usually don´t have the … Read more
6DOF movement. The basis for CNC machining or flight/driving simulators
Using a
All my projects & progress are available at marginallyclever.com. I wrote the software first for a rotary hexapod that used hobby servos.  I then rewrote the … Read more

Force sensor

I've already been 'bitten' a couple of times by waiting too long to write about things, so I'm going to try to post about things when they come to me.

What to do with a drunken sailo.. err linear slide?

Ok I was cleaning up around the work bench and found this stepper and belt linear slide assembly that came from a printer. I had kept it to knock up a cheap x/y plotter, but I scrapped that idea and am building a CNC out of better stuff. It seemed like such a waste to destroy or scavenge the motor from it so I need some ideas of what to use this for. The stroke is about 350mm if something were to be attached to the belt, but theres no reason it can`t rotate continuously for something. I also have the metal strip that was used as a slide for the opposite side.