Archive | May 2014

Hexapod Update

So the new Hexapod hardware has been in use for a few weeks now. Thought you guys deserved some pictures of it assembled.

The hardware has bump stops so that it does not damage servos when in a closed position.
HexapodClosedUp

Normal standing stance.
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Head-on tilted forward.
Hexapod Front

Stance used when manipulating objects, standing on 4 legs, weight shifted backwards.
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And some more artistic photos . . . .
Dynamixel Box 2
Hexapod Hat

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My First Brushless

For a future project I need to build a completely waterproof brushless motor. Before I start at the deep-end I decided it would be best to make a smaller motor to get a better understanding of how brushless motors work. I ordered a few stators and a kit from gobrushless.com.First Phase Finished

The motor has a 9 pole stator (3 poles per phase, 3 phases) and 12 neodymium magnets in the outer ring.

Second Phase Finished

I wound each phase a different colour so that it was easier to follow what I was doing. the phases are joined together in the wye winding style.

Finished Winding and Assembled

Now to test it out: