Proof of concept

A project log for Robotic Flexor

A passive linear actuator based on a simple solenoid to recreate the flex motion of biological muscles.

josh collinsjosh collins 07/07/2021 at 19:450 Comments

This is just a simple example of a solenoid to use as a reference in order to  get an Idea of how to improve the design. For This I just used .16 mm magnet wire, a finishing nail made of high carbon steel (probably), plastic straw, and some tape. At this stage, I can already tell that I can probably improve by using a different number of turns, smaller gauge wire, and a different material for the core. First I will take measurements, and do some calculations in the next log.