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2015

Long time ago I was playing with the idea of making a mechanical centipede.

 

I was that time working with blender and I made a design, trying to show how it could be done.

 

 

What do you think about this? could it be something that I could try to make with Arduino?

I will upload some detailed images tomorrow.

 

UPDATE: (23/03/2015 4:03 am)

 

As I said, here they are some detailed images showing the mechanism that I had thought and a video with the detailed movement of one pair of legs.

 

This is the head with motor case giving the movement to the first pair of legs

centipede_mecha_001.jpg

 

This is a side view in which it is possible to see the offset in degrees between the axis of each pair of legs.

In the image it is 60 degrees (pi/3) but I am not sure if it will be the offset that I will use when I to work on it

centipede_mecha_002.jpg

 

Anf here it is a video with the movement of a pair of legs. As you can see the legs make a movement as the oars of a boat

 

The gears that I modeled are based on the mechanism for some louvers, here a descriptive image picked from google images.

mlbletM-QMdhaTWVw841gfQ.jpg

 

 

In the next days I will try to begin with this project... though i dont call it "a project" yet