# Questions tagged [mechanism]

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 choose drives for a 6Dof manipulator with a shperical wrist

So my question I guess is tied to design or modelling(Not too sure what topic it falls under) a manipulator according to what I read in the book "Introduction to robotics:mechanics and control&...
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### What motor do I need to mimic the opening mechanism of flower petals? [closed]

I am completely inexperienced in any technical areas. However, I need a small motor for a larger art project and was hoping that someone here might be able to help me. I would like to build a flower ...
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### Trying to rotate an axle that is oscillating along its axis of symmetry

I have an axle that is currently oscillating along its axis of symmetry, and I want to now rotate it around its axis of symmetry as well using a motor. I realize this is a pretty tough problem and may ...
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### Screw theory for kinematics/dynamics of mechanisms

Is screw theory commonly used for general kinematics/dynamics of mechanisms (not just robotics)? I'd be interested in anything that covers the types of mechanisms you would find in a typical ...
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### DOF computation

I am new to self-learning robotics and while browsing I found quanser hexapod that has 6 degrees of freedom (https://www.quanser.com/products/hexapod/). I used the Grubler's formula in Lynch & ...
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### Light weight one axis hinge name/recommendation

I'm attempting to build a crow that can stay upright even when its perch tilts. For that I need to have some single axis hinges (not u-joints). I'm using 3mm rod for my internal supports and am ...
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### How to find coefficient of friction that will maximize torque?

When using DC motors with a drive wheel (aka "direct drive") to propel a vehicle (e.g. an RC car), force and torque play a role in how efficiently that motor's power is transferred into ...
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### How to maximize top speed potential for a given motor? [closed]

I have an engineering background however I am new to motors. I am looking to understand what the options exist for maximizing the top speed a motor can produce (say for an RC vehicle) without simply ...
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### Doubt regarding publishing of robot in a journal or to be applicable for a presentation

i was just curious about publishing an abstract or stuff like that about a robot I've made all by myself . Do i really need to make a working model of it or 3d solid works or cad will be enough ? . I ...
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### Floppy fish mechanism design

I've bought a floppy fish toy (crab version) for my kid. The toy looks like: Unfortunately, the toy mechanism inside jams when grabbed and the battery lasts for a short time: I tried to do my own ...
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### What geared mechanisms can convert various weak stepper motors drive inputs into a higher torque output?

I'm interested in making an arduino robotic arm for something that need precision and/or torque (like CNC), but first, I'm exploring/searching what I would need and how much it would cost. What I ...
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### Why in forward bending knee orientation in quadruped legged robot require less torque in knee joint?

I'm trying to find answer in terms of physics explanation, why knee joint torque requirement is less in the forward bending leg orientation of a quadruped legged robot. I'm referring this article, in ...
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### Communication error

My Robot arm and controller battery got ablated it showed H1600 mechanism error.. did ram reset of the controller but controller not seeing robot arm. it is RV-2FB-D1-SM15 Robot arm and CR750 D ...
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I'm trying to find a thread that has good fatigue resistance and strength for a telescoping lift. The lift will lift a weight of around 2-3 kg. I do not intend to spool it as I read that thread with ...
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### What is meant by the phrase "movement positional jitter"?

I was searching online for the meaning of this statement but the closest I came across is that jitter here refers to some sort of "deviation". Therefore, if we say that the movement ...
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### Choose the structure of the dynamic model for the generalized equations of motion of the robot

I ask the robotics specialists for help as I am a little confused. I have two subsystems which are shown in the picture below: One of them is a system of stable and controlled differential equations ...
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### Dynamic models of parallel robots in the form of multi-mass systems with stiffness coefficients

I want to develop a dynamic model of a parallel robot for control tasks. It is known that equations of motion based on Lagrange equations can be transformed into a state space and use such a model. ...
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### How to make small quantities of gears

For a hobby project, I'm designing a clock with a single hand that makes one revolution per year. Using really helpful sites like https://geargenerator.com/, I have the gear ratios and dimensions ...
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### How does this end effector work?

I've seen this linear actuator end effector on a few industrial SCARA 'bots but I am having trouble visualizing how it works internally: It looks like a type of lead screw, but the nut must spin ...
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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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