Basic Servo Gripper

Friday, August 20th, 2010
I was going through some pictures of projects I undertook whilst at University, I came across some pictures of a servo driven robotic gripper that was made for the Mechatronics 2 course.  

The gripper uses one servo to open and close the jaws, the servo horn was mounted onto a plastic gear. This gear was a modified from a Meccano set this… Read More

1.5A 5v Regulated Linear Power Supply

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
Here is quick power supply that was designed for use within the Lab Power supply project (Still a work in progress). This 5v Supply is to run all the logic, Microcontroller and LCD within the unit. Attached at the bottom of the page is the PCB and SCH file.

The power supply takes an AC input from a transforemer. When selecting the tranformer ensure… Read More

Portable Air-Stream Mast

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

After much talking about it, Machspeed, FireFox, Shadey and Myself decided to finally do it. We built a portable 6.5m Trailer Mounted Mast for Air-Stream.

The design is quite simple. It consists of:
  • 2 x 3.25m Sections of 50x3mm Alu Pipe
  • 4 x 6mm Wire Rope Guide Wires
  • 8 x 20L Water Drums
  • 1 x 6x4 Trailer

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