Articulated Wheel

articulated_wheel

We’re messing around with the design and control of an articulated robot wheel.  We’re not even sure at this point what the end goal is, but initially we’ll be using Synaptron Micro motion controllers to control a multi-jointed wheel system.  This first bit of hardware is just designed to test weight limits and motion profiles.  In the end it would be nice to have a walking wheeled systems.  In the end we’ll have to do some more in-depth mechanical design to handle allowed movement ranges, weight limits, and wiring requirements, but for now this setup will be fun to flail around a bit.

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