Acrobat

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

Can you see the IMU hiding?

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

All to make assembly easier!

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

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Acrobat
Acrobat

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