Robot Arm

A Sixi Robot cycloid gearbox eccentric cam shaft

An eccentric cam shaft is at the heart of our cycloid gearbox. Any force acting on the gearbox is focused at this point. So it makes sense that a good gearbox has a super strong cam shaft. This design is made to connect on a motor with a 1/4in diameter shaft, which happens to be the same as the NEMA23 motor in the elbow of the Sixi Robot.

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Here it is inside the gearbox.

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British Columbia’s 2016 curriculum: Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies

Fellow VHS member Daniel C shared with us British Columbia’s 2016 curriculum draft, “Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies”.  To quote the website,

Electronics and Robotics

  • uses of electronics and robotics
  • components of an electric circuit
  • ways in which various electrical components affect the path of electricity
  • Ohm’s Law
  • platforms for PCB (Printed Circuit Board) production
  • basic robot behaviours using input/output devices, movement- and sensor-based responses, and microcontrollers
  • mechanical devices for the transfer of mechanical energy
  • mechanical advantage and power efficiency, including friction, force, and torque
  • robotics coding
  • various platforms for robotics programming

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No one is better prepared to help teach these subjects in British Columbia than Marginally Clever Robots.  Would you like to know more?