Idea was first passed onto me by Colin Russon @ http://www.robocutters.com/
Original idea was with 2 Linear Actuators for X & Y Axis.
I found that i wanted to draw, but in a simple way.
Simple to build and simple to work out.
My idea uses area X * Y as drawing surface, nothing strange their.
But can it be done with one linear actuator covering 2 dimensions?
I think so.
My plan in me head is this.
1 Linear Actuator length as long as the hypotenuse of the area.
1 Motor turning in the first quadrant only. going from 0 Deg to 90 Deg.
Given that you know X & Y you can work out the angle and hypotenuse.
Drawing in 2D with one Linear actuator.
If anyone has more then paper CAD i use 'Square paper & pencil'
Please draw this concept for the people, if you like it.
If it don't work, tell me why and i will pull it.
This way i get to learn more.
Software Engineer BEng (Hons)
Linear Rotational Art.
One Linear Actuator covering two dimensions, WHAT!
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution - CC BY
Inspired byPeople and Art