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Offline strifTopic starter

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Horizontal balancer
« on: November 22, 2011, 12:43:41 PM »
Hi All ,
I plan to make a project about a Horizontal balancer machine .
The mechanical part :
I using a DC motor to rotate the object with belt .
2 side of bearing use to 'handle' the object .
signal of sensor will be the input of my machine .

I have a question about what kind of sensor should I use to test the balancing of the rotating object ?

Thanks

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Re: Horizontal balancer
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 12:49:34 PM »
I had google it , the result is proximity sensor and the Force-balance (Servo) Sensors , but I have no idea how they work as .

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Re: Horizontal balancer
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2011, 03:48:43 PM »
Hi All ,
I plan to make a project about a Horizontal balancer machine .
The mechanical part :
I using a DC motor to rotate the object with belt .
2 side of bearing use to 'handle' the object .
signal of sensor will be the input of my machine .

I have a question about what kind of sensor should I use to test the balancing of the rotating object ?

Thanks
Hi. I'm not sure I get what You want to say and what You want to build.. However, most, if not all, self balancing robots use Gyro and Accelerometer to get angular velocity (how fast robot is falling expressed in angles per second) and current angle (relative to ground) respectively.
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Re: Horizontal balancer
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2011, 10:36:36 PM »
Hello.

Just to give you a bit more detail, gyros are useful in accurately measuring quick changes in rotation, and accelerometers can be used to compensate for eventual gyro drift over longer time scales (because accelerometers will also respond to overall acceleration of the robot, they are not good for accurately measuring changes in rotation over short time scales).  You might typically use a sensor like this.

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Re: Horizontal balancer
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2011, 08:39:07 AM »
Thanks to newInRobotics and bens ~  :D

I will feather more details looking at those sensor , which able to apply on my project and updated the news .

 


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