Crane Boom Designed and Built 24.03.2019

A project log for "Straddle Crane" Self-Balancing Robot

I am aiming to create a new self-balancing robot that can drive around an object, pick it up, carry it and offload it.

Ben PetersBen Peters 03/24/2019 at 14:500 Comments

The crane boom design is based on that of a 3d printer; inspired by the prusas in the iForge. It uses a continuous servo and a rack and pinion to lift the boom. The design uses 3D printed bearings and bearing housings to locate the boom and allow sliding.

These pictures speak more than my words here: