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A mechanism is a device designed to transform input forces and movement into a desired set of output forces and the movement.

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How to use thrust bearing with shaft?

I know how to use radial bearings, e.g. ball bearings with shaft. But no matter how much I googled I didn't find any proper clear way to use thrust/axial bearing with shaft. I downloaded the thrust ...
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Selection of motor and Calculating the torque for 6DOF robot Arm

I am trying to select the motor for a robot arm with six degrees of the freedom robot arm. What should I do to select the motors and which type of motor I should select?
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Controlling Actuated Robot Hand in Underactuated Manner

We have an allegro hand in our robot, and it is in actuated behavior. In other words, each joint is controlled one or more than one actuator, that is motor. There are 3 actuators for each finger, ...
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What should i do to rebuild robot salto from Berkeley uni as a mechanical engineering undergrad?

What are the main components of robot salto? What are the necessary skills and knowledges to reproduce it? Also as you can see, i am a mecheng and i want to reproduce this robot as finishing project ...
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Robot mechanism parts names

I'm working on my first "robotic" project that involves a square platform that should drop one of the four sides at a time. ...
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Design a robot that can apply hot glue to paper

I need to automate a process that involves applying hot glue to paper. I own a standard handheld hot glue gun, like this one: Sticks of room-temperature glue are fed in the right side. Pulling the ...
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How should I create a Pangolin (Armadillo) structure?

I am new to this forum. I want to create a mechanical structure as depicted in the image A pangolin bag. And further wouls like to automate the closing and opening of the bag. But I am facing issues ...
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High power jumping mechanism in small robots

I recently saw this video on YouTube featuring a jumping robot: 5 Fastest Robots In The World I was curious how this is accomplished mechanically? Do they wind a strong spring or use some sort of air ...
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How do I calculate the direction robot is facing, pose from velocity and yaw rate?

I have a simple car robot with four wheels moving relatively slowly (5~10 mph). The robot has a velocity magnitude and yaw rate sensor and the sensor samples about every 0.1 seconds. I want to map the ...
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How can I attach an arm to a double-flat drive stepper motor?

This is my first robotics experience, outside of one class 10 years ago. I've been Googling this question for about an hour but I can't find an answer! I'm using a ROHS Step Motor 28BYJ-48 (with an ...
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Rotating two things on the same axis

I'm working on a project where I want two separate shafts to be in the same place. Think of it like a clock where the hour and minute hands move independently. Also like a clock, I want the motors and ...
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What is the front mechanism of this robot's track called?

What is the mechanism on the front of the tracks of this robot called? They are also tracks, but they are able to be moved by the operator, and they are able to function as tracks. I've only seen ...
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Pnumatic sulinoid with multiple outputs

I can't figure out what solenoid I would use. Everything I search for comes up with cylinders. Not sure if it's even a sulinoid that I need. I'd like to have 8 hoses connected to a compressor. I'd ...
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Can somebody explain how these forward kinematics matrix equations were formulaed?

Here's the link to the entire answer: Designing a 5 bar linkage robot: Plot Clock
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DC geared motors or leadscrew and motor for joints

I'm trying to build a quadruped robot. I studied dynamics and to get an idea, I read and watched papers and videos related to robots like ALof and StarlETH and some more. But since this is my first ...
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How to transfer motion between these two parts?

I'm trying to model this arm and I'm having a problem knowing what way could I use to make the red part always parallel to the surface of the table
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How to turn direction of 4 planar wheels into up/down motion?

For the head in a 2D plotter I have 4 gears in an X configuration in the same plane. The gears are driven by belts from the outside in different combinations. The top and bottom gear can be turned in ...
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Sliding system basic question

I have a basic question. Imagine a plate, with a hole drilled in each corner. Imagine 4 shafts in these 4 holes,attached to another plate. Intuition tells me that it would take considerable effort ...
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router tilting mechanism

I am trying to design a very rigid tilting mechanism for my router. For this purpose I had a look at table saws, which seem to be supported by 2 mechanisms, one in front, one at the back, called "...
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Linear actuator for impact tests [closed]

I'm puzzling over the remake of an impact testing machine. It's a sort of a robot arm that pushes a probe against a target to test its characteristics. Right now the machine use air pistons, because ...
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I need help figuring out what motor is used in this design

I am learning how to make rigs for high speed motion control. Basically, whatever action needs to be executed must be done by a rig that is triggered at an exact moment. In this particular case, I ...
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Connecting two servo motors to drive one shaft [closed]

I need to connect two servo motors (with internal position control) to rotate one shaft (to control its position), is that possible? and how to avoid synchronization problems? the servo motor I am ...
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Different methods to determine DOF: Chebychev-Kutzbach-Grubler method vs. Screw method

I'm familiar with Chebychev-Kutzbach-Grubler method to determine degree of freedom of a robot arm. But it seems this method fails to calculate the mobility of some parallel robots, as explained here. ...
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I need the scheme of Irobot creator 2 [closed]

I've tried to drill a number of holes in Irobot. I've missed one of them and I need the electronic scheme of Irobot-Creator 2 for trying to restore this input of the data cable. Can you help me with ...
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What's the name of a robot manipulator construction with multiple thin arms joined together?

I am seeing on some videos robots picking items and putting them somewhere in order. Here are some examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg8YYuLLoM0. https://youtu.be/ggFdvUlp8YU?t=38 How are ...
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Cloth (non-rigid body) manipulation with computer vision? [closed]

I am currently working on a prototype device to automate cloth ironing task. So basically the mechanical design involves 4 manipulators and a separate manipulator arm with a hot pad (iron) to ...
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How to seal a threaded rod so I won't lose oil?

I have an M5 threaded rod that penetrates a box. Outside it is driven by a motor and it rotates a part inside the box. The box is sealed and I would like to seal the area around the rod as well. I ...
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How has the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) has been working for 11 years if it was designed for 90 Sol? [closed]

The Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity landed on Mars on January 25, 2004. The rover was originally designed for a 90 Sol mission (a Sol, one Martian day, is slightly longer than an Earth day at ...
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Mechanism to oscillate a human leg?

I'm working on creating a robotic device capable of oscillating an adult human leg using the knee as pivot, being able to constrain the amplitude of oscillation by controlling the mechanism with a ...
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Automated high-precision weighing of individual parts

I'm trying to automate a process wherein individual small parts must be weighed one after another for identification / sorting. The parts would be fed to the scale using a conveyor. A mechanism is in ...
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Name of the linkage (or carriage) in video

I am trying to find the name (nomenclature) of the linkage (or carriage) that is being driven by the dual linear servo (actuator) arrangement in the following Youtube videos: Servo Basic Concepts ...
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Double/Triple inverted pendulum always on a cart?

All of the examples of keeping a double/triple inverted pendulum balanced using a PID controller I've seen seem to be on a cart. Like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyN-CRNrb3E How come the ...
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Fastening sheet steel on nylon

I'm trying to attach a small piece of sheet steel (30mm x 50mm x 1mm) to a small piece of nylon (50mm x 50mm x 4mm). Does anyone know how they could be fastened using small screws ( Any thought ...
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What is the correct name for “servo brackets”?

I refer to these types of brackets as servo brackets, or robot brackets: I know that the two specific brackets, shown above, are known as a short-U (some vendors refer to them as "C", en lieu of "U") ...
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Any books or web resources for robotics mechanical design? [closed]

I plan to build a mechanism with multiple axis, which is similar to a robot. To start, I need to define some specifications such as repeatable precision, speed, acceleration, and payload. Then the ...
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Is this supposed to be a bearing?

I'm looking at the assembly of a tail rotor that should look like this original image I wonder if the "tail output shaft stopper" (circled in red) is meant to be a bearing or just a piece of metal ...
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Metal shaft design for a 6mm plastic bevel gear

I have a small POM bevel gear with these dimensions: It has a 6mm hole for the shaft and a M4 hole for the set screw. Suppose this bevel gear is meshed with a 45T bevel gear and give a max. output ...
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How modular arm joints work [closed]

Hello I'm trying to figure out how modular arm joints are designed and what kind of bearings/shafts are used for a modular-type robotic arm. Take "UR arm" for example. I believe those 'T-shaped pipes' ...
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How a 3d printer moves the header vertically in a MakerBot printer [closed]

I would like to know how the header in this MakerBot printer moves in the vertical up /down direction. Is there a detailed explanation of it including the parts involved?
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How to find center of a disk using robotic arm

Hello I am new to the field of robotics but have some knowledge of raspberry pi, arduino, python. I want to make Robotic arm which can be used to find the centre of any disk. There may be disk of ...
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How can this mobile robot rotate so perfectly?

Please have a look at this youtube video. When this mobile robot operates, the rack (which is said to weight up to 450 kg) can have its Center Of Mass (COM) distributed at any location. For example, ...
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Orienting rectangular plastic bricks [closed]

As part of a sorting machine, I need to orient a pile of plastic brick-shaped objects (which are all identical in size - about 3cm x 2cm x 1.5cm) so that they always end up with the white side facing ...
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POM gears and metal fittings

I'm looking at this setup: where the POM bevel gears are fitted with some kind of metal (bronze?) tube inside which fits over the shaft. What benefits does this method provide? Is it to allow the ...
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Attaching a M5 screw shaft to a cog wheel

Does anyone know of a good (low profile) way to attach the threaded (chamfered) end of a M5 screw shaft to a 30MM (30T 1M) plastic cog wheel? Would it be a good idea to widen the shaft hole and just ...
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Comparison of lifting systems

What kind of systems can be used to make a torso lifting system like the one used by this robot (the black part) : Rack and pinion lead screw scissor lift can a triple tree help ? What are the pro ...
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Is Venetian mirror possible in Autodesk Inventor? [closed]

I see there are things like glass and mirror in Autodesk Inventor Professional 2016 but is there a possibility to have Venetian mirror? So that from one side it would look like a mirror and from the ...
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Recommendation for 3D mechanism modeling and simulation software

I'm working on a robotic hand and I would like to simulate different joints and tendon insertion points before starting to actually build it. I've been googling and found things like Solidworks and ...
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Lifting robotic leg with only one servo

Note before I start: I have not actually put anything together yet, i'm still just planning, so any changes that require a shape change or anything like that are accepted. I'm working on making a ...
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What are hardware components to build a modular robot which consists of several 5x5x5cm modules? [closed]

I am computer science student and I have no knowledge on robotics. In my project, I am trying to find controllers for modular robots to make them do specific tasks using evolutionary techniques. For ...
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How to tilt a camera 180 using mirrors

How would you vertically tilt a camera 180 degrees using mirrors? I'm trying to add a pan/tilt mechanism to a Raspberry Pi's camera. The camera uses one of those flat cables with unstranded wires, ...