I think I finally found a decent micro servo with enough torque:
So GLaDOS is torn apart again. I got the Arduino doing some servo cycling, but the elbow servo wasn’t strong enough and burned out. I had tried to mount the electronics in the base, but that was a bust as well.
I’m attaching some cat 5 to the leads to get the electronics mounted remotely and trying to find a micro servo with at least 3 kg-cm of torque.
Still moving forward though. More updates as events warrant.
Getting closer! Continue reading
Hooking everything up! Three of the four servos are in the lower part of the arm, so it’s getting a bit crowded in there. Continue reading
Special thanks to /u/commmando_cookie0 for posting GLaDOS pics to /r/gaming. For the curious (and those demanding proof) this is, in fact, /u/tutunkommon. Update to follow:
To quote GLaDOS in the Jonathon Coulton song, “Want You Gone” from Portal 2:
One day they woke me up
So I could live forever.
It’s such a shame the same
Will never happen to you.
I realize this is pretty deep into the nerdiness, but I decided to switch slicer programs from Slic3r to Cura. Super glad I did. Even though I spent a big part of the day making sugar cubes… Continue reading