June 10, 2014

Build an Arduino-powered Stewart Platform

With some effort a wide range of robotics devices can be recreated using the Arduino platform, and one example of this is by Instructables user ThomasKNR who demonstrates his own successful version. A Stewart Platform is one that can be moved in six axes, and requires six matching actuators (or in this case servos) in order to move the platform to any angle or height possible.

It's a neat device that can be used to position a camera, or in an opposite manner and provide the hardware behind a self-levelling system with the appropriate sensors. However this example is controlled by infra-red remote control yet leaves itself open for various modifications. 

To learn more about the platform, including the required design files and Arduino sketch - visit the project Instructable page. And for more, we're on facebooktwitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

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