This is a six degree of freedom motion control platform. It can heave and tilt (up/down), sway and roll (left/right), as well as surge and pitch (forward/back). This is a scale model of the machine found under flight simulators, multi-axis milling machines
, and our moon laser. Our customers’ most common use is for testing accelerometers, gyroscopes, and cell phones.
Historically, they have only been seen in universities, because students have had to build custom machines, for specific applications. We believe in making a standardized and affordable “off-the-shelf” robot available. Making robots more accessible to more people, and helping to promote their use and understanding, is what we do.
New for 2016: We ship this robot fully assembled.
- 1500g static holding force (worst case, tested to failure)
- +/-20 degrees pitch & roll (theoretical max)
- 10 degrees yaw (theoretical max)
- +/-40mm heave, surge, and sway (theoretical max)
- Communicates to your computer via serial GCODE.
- Limit switches & homing (G28)
- Measures 165mm across the top, 230mm across the base, 190mm high at rest, ~230mm at center position
- Weighs ~1650g. 150g less and it could carry a copy of itself!
- Mounting holes on the top plate have been planned for an extra 7th axis (yaw rotation).
- the Stewart Platform v2 firmware
- Robot Overlord visual control software
- laser cutting files on thingiverse.
Please see our support forums for tech support. We welcome your feedback and suggestions!