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CD47-Bot
01-30-2003, 08:55 PM
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Aaron Lussier
01-30-2003, 08:55 PM
Well it has a hinge on it so I'm guessing some type of Armature of some sort

AJ Quick
01-30-2003, 08:58 PM
Yeah.. looks like an arm of sorts, you can definitly see how it folds up and everything. But its main purpose, who knows.

Joel Glidden
01-30-2003, 09:16 PM
Well... that looks like a globe motor. Aparently no reduction on first chain-sprocket stage. Looks like 2:1-ish reduction on second stage. So, your max torque at the hinge should be about 25ft-lbs. That's not a lot. So, the output section of this thing must be light and not intended to do any real muscle work.

But I am intrigued by the apparent lack of any kind of feedback (potentiometer or otherwise) on this articulated joint.

I can only guess that this thing has been designed to simply unfold. Perhaps this is a ramp blocker device. Can't wait to find out for sure.

-Joel