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Offline prashantTopic starter

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Locking mechanism
« on: January 24, 2011, 11:14:46 AM »
Hi ,
 Can any anyone suggest a mechanism to lock two bots together while on the move and work as a unison and also to disengage as per will??
 No restriction on size !!!
« Last Edit: January 24, 2011, 11:16:15 AM by prashant »

Offline garrettg84

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Re: Locking mechanism
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011, 01:00:29 PM »
make them large enough to have their own gravity (think planet sized) and then put huge rocket boosters on them to separate at will.


Just kidding. =) Have you looked at something as simple as a trailer hitch? Just get a ball and cuff and put a servo on the little flip piece to lock the ball in. Loop and hook? How about putting a large screw on the end of a motor shaft and a nut on the other robot? Electro magnets? Permanent magnets with an ejection piston?

What kind of hold strength do they need? Does a com bus need to be established over this physical link or will it communicate wirelessly all the time? Will they always be on flat terrain, will there be obstacles?
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Re: Locking mechanism
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 12:33:42 AM »
you can use a servo that turns a twisted aluminum bracket into a slot of the other robot...
another one could be electromagnets,
then there are also this way that you can kind of build a housing for robot into the other robot, and first robot can reside inside the cavity and move out at the right point etc. ;D
'crazy' is the new hype! =)

 


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