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Theory of Machines and Mechanisms
EMB, allows the students to explore elements of mechanical design, such as gears, belts, linkages, cams, and transmission assemblies, truly providing a hands-on learning experience.
When added to EMB, rapid prototyping tools (3D printing, laser cutting, machining) allow the students to quickly study custom designs of linkages and cams.
Robots5 EMB - Linkage Experiment
Linkage Experiment, where the students develop a 2-DoF parallel robot. Two motors, two encoders, and two bearing blocks are used. Students are tasked to design the linkages, prototype them, and develop the control system to meet design and performance requirements. Working Model 2D, from Design Simulation Technologies, is also used to study the motion of linkages and understand loading characteristics. At Robots5, we encourage the students to 3D print, machine, and laser cut components to integrate with EMB. In this example, the linkages are either laser cut or 3D printed and mounted to the flanged hub. Given the efficiency of this process (Rapid Prototyping), the students can quickly iterate designs and see how it compares to computer models. #mechanicalengineering #robotics #controlsystems #controlsengineering #engineeringeducation
Robots5 EMB - Motor, transmission, and encoder
The modularity of the EMB, allows the learners to quickly and easily assemble electro-mechanical systems to learn subjects such as control systems and machine design. The animation below shows a motor driving a transmission system with an encoder for feedback control. For more information, check out our website: www.robots5.com
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