View Full Version : [Project] Trying to pick up a battery with phidgets

03-11-2009, 12:28 AM
Me trying to pick up and move a battery manually controlling phidget servos with my home-made control.

YouTube - Moving Phidgets

03-11-2009, 11:49 AM
Just watching the video...Pretty cool. I really like the graphic knobs you created.

Have you thought about linking the motions of the various motors so that instead of controlling each one, you would give the arm an XYZ coordinate scheme and it would go there? I've found the hardest part about that was dealing with the fact that everything skews to the arc of the arm...as in translating rotational motion into linear...and when I corrected for that, the arm would only be able to move along one plain...

Good Luck and keep us posted!


03-11-2009, 11:54 AM
DB - that means you need to look into Inverse Kinematics (IK). ;)