Actuator test

A project log for ZBeam - Shape Shifting Structures For Space

Self-reconfiguring modular structural elements for space habitats

Ronald JaramilloRonald Jaramillo 06/23/2017 at 01:210 Comments

I modelled and printed a crude mount for a TowerPro MG995 servo. I hacked the servo in order to run it continuously. I wanted to test if the torque of the TowerPro was enough to drive a beam horizontally and vertically. It worked nicely =)

The reeling mechanism is a completely different story, I think I'll try a spool system, but I'm leaving it for now. Next step is a new iteration on the links. The requirements are: