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Offline lorykriceTopic starter

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trying to make a robotic tail but in need of dier help
« on: March 14, 2013, 09:27:09 PM »
I am new to robotics and want a moving tail but the only way i am going to get is if i make it myself. i have an idea written on notepad and have drawn out on how it would work but not so sure how i would actually make the tail wag and how to make the things turn on the inside of the machine using batteries and a wire going through it making it wag different speeds

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Re: trying to make a robotic tail but in need of dier help
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013, 01:09:15 AM »
Would be useful to see the drawing :)
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Re: trying to make a robotic tail but in need of dier help
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013, 06:33:41 PM »
A gear motor with an eccentric arm.
  The tail motion would be same every time.
  By changing the motor speed you can change the tail wagging speed.

A servo controlled from an RC receiver/transmitter.
  The tail wags follow the joystick motion. To keep waging the tail keep moving the joystick back and forth.

A servo controlled from a Micro-controller (Audriuo, AVR, PIC, Axon, etc)
  Pre-programed motions can be selected.
  Lots of different tail wagging speeds, wag angles, etc can be done.

 


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