Sunday, September 4, 2011

Week TechVideo, 2011 #35 - Rotating Grabber

Occasionally it's time to pick some not so new stuff. So it is the case for today.

This is a motorized and pneumatic controlled grabber, built by 2LegoOrNot2Lego (Ingmar Spijkhoven) for is CAT 318C Excavator. It uses an old 9V micromotor to spin the turntable and pneumatics to open/close the grabber.

You can find more pictures from this at Ingmar BS folder here, but also photo sequence building instructions here.


butcher said...

A similar solution:

santi said...

I tried building a rotating claw some months ago also. Mine looks quite ugly, but it can rotate infinitely :)

222Doc said...

A few years ago I was working on the same with the goal of power(eary mecanical workings of my biped here as well) here it rotates and lifts a full can of soda 12oz. can. all pf.

santi said...

@222Doc, I think you meant this video, right?

You posted again my link by mistake I think :)

222Doc said...

LOL yes my very bad , must have pasted that when i thought i had the other in que. man Im getting senile in my old age ontop of blind and bald.

KEvron said...

nicely fluid motion; adds a lot to its realism.


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