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Spherical Parallel Manipulator

by plusalphaDesigns Nov 3, 2019
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Haven't printed the parts yet, but just wanted to let you know I think this is super cool. The fluidity of the movement shown in your video is impressive, kudos!

in which modeling software did you use? solidworks?
if you use solidworks , maybe can you send me the model files please?
thank you

Any way i can get the code used to make this move? Have zero experience in custom coding and this looks awesome

The Arduino code that I used to film the demo video is uploaded together with the thing files.

you are an amazing person, i completely looked over them XD

I really LOVE that idea and design!!!

Two questions: - wouldn´t it be easier with stepper motors?

  • you think this can handle a 500 gr camera?

The 9g servos should have a strength of 1.2kg each. The ones I bought do, and they're cheap amazon ones. So should be ok.

Stepper motors could be used, I chose servo-motors because I thought they were easier to interface with the Arduino, and I felt that servos are more "standardized" and easier to specify and purchase.
Mounting a camera - I am not entirely sure as I have not tried running this with a load, but could definitely try it out.