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 a servo motor for solar tracking mechanism?

I design a solar tracking mechanisim. You can see the very undetailed representation in the pic. For choosing a servo motor how can I calculate the torque etc?
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What should be my spray handle-servo interface for pull mechanism? [closed]

I am an electronics engineering student who recently started working on Arduino. As part of my efforts to wake up on time, I decided that I should make an automatic water spray alarm clock. I have all ...
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Why isn’t my shaft moving? [duplicate]

When I put my shaft through the vehicle body (small robot) and have the motor attached to it through two rotating gears, the shaft isn’t rotating? I think it’s due to how the hole diameter is the same ...
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5 bar linkage hand exoskeleton

I have a project to design a hand exoskeleton for hand rehabilitation. The problem is that i'm thinked I only need the linkage mechanism with multiple 4 bar linkages. But because of human fingers ...
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Why do we say a robotic arm have 2 dof even though the two joints rotates along the same axis?

Why do we say a robotic arm has 2 degrees of freedom even though the two joints rotate along the same axis? Why isn't it called a 1 dof robot?
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What is the most accurate method to calculate Torque of 5 DOF Robotic arm

I am working for development of a 5 DOF Robotic arm , and I am confused in the Torque calculation This is a 5 Axis revolute Joints Robotic arm , where Motor for 1st axis will rotate the turning table ...
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Motorised steering without shock absorber?

I was looking up on the Curiosity Mars Rover and noticed that the steering appears to be driven by a (geared) stepper: I presume the drive contains a worm gear to reduce power consumption of the ...
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Simulation of Robotic arm

I want to simulate my 5 DOF robotic arm, in such a way that the calculated Torque and mass values of each joints (Servos) defined to be tested that are they capable of physically bear all the weight ...
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How to design a robot chassis so as to avoid bending issues?

I'm good on the programming, control systems and electronics aspect of robotics, but need help with a problem with mechanical design. How do I avoid bending of my chassis due to weight? It is a 2 ...
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How to create a jumping mechanism for a small robotic car?

I have to create a jumping mechanism for a small robotic car and was thinking about using a spring mechanism to do so. However, due to dimensions (16cmx8cm) and mass constraints (below 200g) I cannot ...
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What sort of robot would one use to tie precise knots in a string?

I need many knots tied repetitively and consistently in a string. I have been trying to make something which ties knots for me in a consistent manner. I've got a project which requires a few hundred ...
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Rotating a lever with a small servo

I'm trying to rotate a lever link to gently "offload" a load using a servo. Here's a drawing: Here, the red is a lever, yellow pivot and black is the load. To offload, the lever needs to be turned 90 ...
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Wall-E Legs mechanism

I was trying to understand the mechanism of Wall-E's Legs from the Wall-E 3D animation movie of Pixar Animation Studios, how he is able to move up and down and move the tracks on all directions. Can ...
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Why are the angular velocities of concentrated masses in Lagrangian independent?

There is an ordinary linear three-mass system. If we write its Lagrangian, we get the following equation. where $W_k$ and $W_n$ - kinetic and potential energy. To find the moment of rotation of the ...
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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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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 ...