Class Notes: 8 October, 2019

Crits will move to Tuesdays

Haptic/touch vs.  objects moving in space

touching a person vs. moving an object – touch is more personal, requires little energy.   Touch can be wrapped in a robotic device, ex: Paro (wiki) trade show demo.

Moving things typically requires an external power source, Arduino can only provide 5V at a few milliamps.

For moving things, use basic physics

  • gears — FAQ on 3d printing gears
  • levers — drive a lever with a solenoid, transfer short movement to long
  • pulleys – drive with DC motors or steppers

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.