October 28, 2020

Another batch of furuta pendulums

 I did another batch of Furuta pendulums and took a timelapse of the assembly:


These were done in a bit of a hurry, and nothing was changed from last time.  At some point I'll probably do a refresh of the design, though.  After building 16 of these, I have a bunch of ideas about things I'd like to do differently, and I've gotten a few feature requests from the recipient as well.  

And now, back to the other things in the pipeline.

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for showing this. So much tea ;)

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  2. Do you give these as gifts or sell them somewhere? I can't imagine you'd need 16 for personal use.

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    1. They were built for the controls department at a university.

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  3. Can you elaborate on what you were looking to do differently in a redesign? Inspired by your blog and wanting to learn more about controls, I am taking a crack at a Furuta pendulum design.

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    1. Just things to improve manufacturability - motor, encoder, and slip ring related mostly.

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    2. I see. Thanks for the reply.

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