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Knex Programmable Rod
« on: April 12, 2016, 12:36:04 pm »
This machine has one output rod. It can be programmed to change direction by putting connectors on a chain.


By building more of these (using the same motor), you can probably build a robotic arm or some other complicated thing.

Unfortunately, I don't have enough gears to build more of these, so I'm sharing it now hoping that someone else will pick up this project.

If you would like instructions for this, tell me.

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Re: Knex Programmable Rod
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2016, 02:40:43 pm »
This is quite awesome, love it!
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Re: Knex Programmable Rod
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2016, 02:47:59 pm »
That was more entertaining to watch than it should've been. Watching the gears mesh was oddly satisfying.

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Re: Knex Programmable Rod
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2016, 02:18:11 am »
Whenever I try to improve the machine, I get mesmerised and forget what needs improving.

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Re: Knex Programmable Rod
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2016, 12:05:33 pm »
This idea looks really great and reminds me of the..kls is it? the k'nex programmable robot on ibles?
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Re: Knex Programmable Rod
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 12:34:38 pm »
There should be a way to make this much smaller, although I realize that the switching time depends on the chain length and the speed of the chain. Intersting! I like it.
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Re: Knex Programmable Rod
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2016, 11:33:54 am »
I agree when I saw this video I thought of that programmable car/robot thing
I think with a few tweaks to make it more compact this does have some real potential I am definitely going to look at making a robotic lift using this kind of idea once I finish my current bm :D

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Re: Knex Programmable Rod
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2016, 06:17:24 pm »
I agree when I saw this video I thought of that programmable car/robot thing
I think with a few tweaks to make it more compact this does have some real potential I am definitely going to look at making a robotic lift using this kind of idea once I finish my current bm :D

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Re: Knex Programmable Rod
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2016, 08:36:27 am »
Well, I cleaned up the kap-v and stuck another  one on top, added arms instead of wheels for the  top one, and gave it a crude eyes and mouth. Now I have a terrible programmable robot! Seriously though, I plan on advancing the concept of programmable modules soon. I want to roll out   series of models, Freestyle!  Elements then work on the programmable modules.

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