Juggling Robot Design #3

A project log for Juggling Robot

This robot can juggle 7 balls and various juggling patterns by rolling balls on an inclined surface.

Nathan PetersonNathan Peterson 09/23/2015 at 02:340 Comments

For my third design, I decided that the best way to eliminate the ball taking a long time to settle would be to use steel balls and electromagnets :)

Here is the 3d printed hand:

Here is a video of me testing it out:

The throws were kind of erratic. I was having some issues where it seemed that the electromagnet was holding some of it's charge after removing power and messing up the throw. I eventually scrapped this idea, although I think it may be worth re-investigating again at some point.