Xtion Arm v2.0

As I am qualified to participate to “Infoeducatie” National Contest, robotics section, I have started to build a new arm, 1:1 scale, stronger and which is capable of moving in 3 axis. In order to do this, I used 3 independent motors for the shoulder joint, one for elbow and one for rotation (in the biceps). In all, there are 5 motors (this model) 12 V DC, which I chose for its included gearbox with a powerful ratio (1:131) and as well as for its compactness.

Here are my sketches for the lathe man:

And here is the result:

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For the skeleton, I used plexiglass as in the previous version, but this time a thicker one (6 mm).  Here is the draft:

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The following pdfs are exported from CAD. This project is open source, so feel free to cut your own parts using my sketches.

plexitmp | plexi–6mm | plexi–8mm

Here are the parts after laser cuts:

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Putting the pieces together:

Building the frame which holds the arm:

The final result:

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