Approximate Time: 60 min
- Small-sized McKibben Muscles: 3 pieces
- Wires: some
- Screws: 3
- Nut: 6
- Acrylic Leg Links: 3 sets
- Acrylic Body: 1 set
Tools and Equipments
- Screw Driver
- Syringes and tubing
- Pneumatic Valves and air compressor (optional)
1Make a leg
Make a connection between two leg links with a screw and two nuts. Make sure you have little clearance between first nut and the acrylic plate. Tightening second nut on the first nut makes locking effect. It’s become a knee joint.
Put wire on the head of nylon tie of both ends of the muscle.
Tie the muscle to the leg. One end to the knee and another end to the heel.
Put all three legs together on the body plates.
5Tubing and Testing
Insert tubes into all three muscle. Supply pressured air to the muscles with syringes or air compressor. Pneumatic solenoid valves can be used to on/off control of the muscles.
Bon Appétit! (but don’t eat)
May I ask what is the model of the Pneumatic Valves used here? I could not find valves that are so compact.