Muscle-driven Jumping Tripod Robot

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Animal-like tripod

Video

Approximate Time: 60 min

Materials

Tools and Equipments

  • Screw Driver
  • Pliers
  • Syringes and tubing
  • Pneumatic Valves and air compressor (optional)

 

Directions

Make 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.

Muscle Preparation

Put wire on the head of nylon tie of both ends of the muscle.

Leg Assembly

Tie the muscle to the leg. One end to the knee and another end to the heel.

Integration

Put all three legs together on the body plates.

Tubing 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)

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