Today I received the laser cut parts for a 5 tier, 40kg, servo controlled rotating wedding cake stand I’m building. In theory it’ll basically clip together and work, but I’ve got an angle grinder on standby just in case.
More photos soon!
Aside from my work at IndexMedia, I have the occasional opportunity to indulge in some mechanical and mechatronic design projects. This particularly delicious project arose from a conversation over a beverage late one weeknight that went something like this:
“How hard do you reckon it would it be to build an automated coolroom for delivering cold cartons of beer?”
Me: “couldn’t be that hard, surely!”
“excellent, let’s build a miniature demonstration version to demonstrate the concept”
Me: “Sure let’s do it!”
Me the next day: “oh crap, what have I agreed to do!”
Anyway, 3 months later, here’s the design I came up with.
After weeks of painstaking research on ebay and hobby forums, I began to order the components. What you see below are the RC hobby sail winch servo’s, the Spectra fibre control line and the Pololu USB-servo control board.
After several months hiatus (due to every spare minute being spent on my web startup), I spent a couple of hours tonight mounting the mill to the stand, upgrading the spindle to 4000 rpm, and mounting the control cabinet.
It’s going to be a ripper!
It’s been a while, but several traumatic ebay experiences later, I have basically all the components needed to build the 6 axis robot model!
No doubt the build will occur slowly over the next few months, squeezing in between all the other exciting things happening at adamellison.com!