Friday, April 2, 2010

LEGO linear actuators

I've been recently playing around with the "new" LEGO linear actuators. They are pretty neat and mechanics can get greatly simplified thanks to them. Sometimes it removes a little bit the challenge, but it also increases the creative possibilities.

I created a simple 4-legged walker using 4 linear actuators to test their strength and speed, and I've to say I've been surprised at the quality of those actuators.  Here's a picture of the linear actuator in my robot:

And you can see more pictures and videos of it here