Making Furniture Interactive

October 30, 2007

bug

Filed under: Exercise 5: Mechanical Movement,Marc Manzke — marcmanzke @ 11:25 pm

I brazed together this robo-bug out of copper tubing and wire. It translates flex movement to rotational movement of its legs via braided bicycle cables. A pair of springs return the legs to their original position. The most interesting part of the build was brazing the tubes together with simple flux, solder, and a torch. I had to wrap more complicated joints with copper wire before brazing to hold things together and provide a stronger finished joint.

bug
pivot
foot
springs

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