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USB Robotic Arm

HD High Definition Video Construction

Robotic hand 1986

HD VIDEO INDEX

STEP 1 USB Robotic Arm Video Construction PART 1 of 5

STEP 2 USB Robotic Arm Video Construction PART 2 of 5

STEP 3 USB Robotic Arm Video Construction PART 3 of 5

STEP 4 USB Robotic Arm Video Construction PART 4 of 5

STEP 5 USB Robotic Arm Video Construction PART 5 of 5

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STEP 1 - USB Robotic Arm - Video Internet Construction Guide HD PART 1 of 5

STEP 2 - USB Robotic Arm - Video Internet Construction Guide HD PART 2 of 5

STEP 3 - USB Robotic Arm - Video Internet Construction Guide HD PART 3 of 5
STEP 4 - USB Robotic Arm - Video Internet Construction Guide HD PART 4 of 5
STEP 5 - USB Robotic Arm - Video Internet Construction Guide HD PART 5 of 5

Robotic Design 1986 Robotics Design Structure

Robotic hand 1986

  • Location Jordanthorpe School United Kingdom 1986 this school has been demolished and replaced with a new one the Headmaster was Ken Cook  course  Modular Technology
  • Full size robotic hands designed and built in 1986.
  • Small electric motors open and close the fingers
  • Nylon wire controlled the movement of the fingers
  • Possibilities at the time interface the motor to a computer ( Commodore 128k ) to control the actuation.
  • Full size 6ft robotic structure designed and built in 1986.
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Robot structure 1986
Robotic Design 1988  
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Robotic Design 1989 Robotic Design 1990
Robot structure 1989
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The only surviving genuine parts from 1990 components for constructing the foot
. Click on the image for a close up. photo position 1

The only surviving genuine parts from 1990 components for constructing the foot
The construction technique used. Stick the photocopied technical drawing to the aluminium then machine the parts designed by me and constructed by an excellent engineer. Click on the image for a close up.photo position 2

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parts
Counter deviator
counter deviator
Equation

1994 Simulation using Pascal in a DOS environment
Back then  the typical computer was only executing programs at 16 Mhz clock speed with only a 8 or 16 bit data bus  for the microprocessor I used a 386 SX Laser and 40 MB hard drives. Very, very slow with floppy disks at 720 K capacity.  

By using this equipment requires a person to come up with innovative solution.

To get round this speed problem I used to do all the pre processing first and then store all the results in an array then run the simulation in real time.
There is a system that could be developed today,  that is download all mathematical calculations from the internet and load them into computer programs with these 3D structures you can run complex simulation from a library of mathematical structures in real time no  pre processing and just some software to manage the processing.

These days the microprocessor speeds are 2 and 3 GHz and Quad core microprocessors and 500 GB Hard drive any capacity,  can be purchased no problem.  

External Excellent Robotics links

ASIMO from HONDA

 

 

 

 

 

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