Archives for July 2012

Robot Hand

The robot arm is nearly done! Top half is my design, the forearm and hand is the

Open Source Biped Robot. The beginnings

So i’m making the upper torso of a 1:1 scale humanoid robot… Think Terminator. There are a few basic mistakes, such the the motor ordered for the rotation around Z is different than the website’s datasheet indicated.
Also because of the belt tension, the ABS is flexing too much making the teeth slip. I am working on a metal bracket that I can mill and screw on. Less than ideal, but plastic isn’t really meant to take this much force.
The upper arm is temporary as I am not 100pct happy with it.
Next step… rotary encoder housing for each axis.

Some images of the parts:

First tests of the robot arm shoulder