Acrobat

Inside the Shell
Inside the Shell
Top and Bottom Pieces
Top and Bottom Pieces

Can you see the IMU hiding?

Electrical Guts Hanging Out
Electrical Guts Hanging Out
Squint to see the battery!
Squint to see the battery!
Embedded Magnets
Embedded Magnets

All to make assembly easier!

Finished Product
Finished Product
Soldered Perf Board Circuit
Soldered Perf Board Circuit
Shell Inside BackView
Shell Inside BackView

            Acrobat is a small balancing robot made as part of MEAM 510: Mechatronics. It is design designed to be fully self-contained - no breadboards, hanging wires, or power supplies. This robot only touches the ground through two coaxially-mounted wheels and has a center of gravity that is one-half its wheel radius above the wheel axis.

                      My partner and I wanted to push the boundaries on the mechanical design by seeing just how small of a robot we could make that still met the design requirements. This was also a great opportunity for me to experiment designing a magnetically bound enclosure. This technique has come in handy in many other projects, such as REVO (the team of fighting battle robots on the next page!)

Collaborator: Alfredo Muniz

Acrobat
Acrobat

Acrobat
Acrobat

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