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Building standoff-hinged Walking Linkage, 3D printed
This drawing will help explain my conventions for naming parts
of the linkage:
For a complete chassis hardware setup, using 3/16" OD standoff hinges you will want :
- (2) gearhead motors
- motor driver module
- (2) 3/16" OD brass tubes or steel rods, 1 foot long
- CA cement, gap filling, medium-viscosity
- (16) 1/2" long, 3/16" OD standoffs for #4-40 screws
- (24) 3/16" long, 3/16" OD standoffs for #4-40 screws
- (2) #4-40 0.25 to 0.75 inch threaded rods.
Can be made by cutting the head off of a screw, and then cleaning the threads.
- (76) 5/16" long #4-40 pan or round-head screws
- (74+) #4 flat washers
- (4) #4 larger diameter flat washers, if available. (standard diameter is OK)
If washers are thin, may need to double some for clearance on 5/16" #4-40 screws, or replace some 5/16" screws with 1/4"
- (74) #4 internal tooth lockwashers
The 3/16" OD standoffs are fairly rare.
I can sell some for slightly above cost.
I intend to offer full hardware packages, including these standoffs, soon.
After 3D printing the linkage, holes may need to be precision drilled.
||free on 3/16" OD axle and standoffs|
||free on 3/16" OD axle and standoffs, if "polished" after drill|
||Snug (but not press-fit) on 3/16" OD, good for non-moving connections to B-axle|
||snug, but free around #4-40 screw|
Chassis assembly is organized in four steps:
This completes the base of a fairly typical robot chassis, with dual motor control.
- Parts preparation
- Leg sub-assemblies
- Payload assembly
- Main chassis integration
I will be publishing my design for running this chassis over a Bluetooth remote
It uses an open-source Android app to send control commands to a Bluetooth receiver,
attached to an Arduino nano compatible microcontroller module.
The motors are controlled from a fairly common LM298 based motor control module.
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