Caterpillar Prototype

Thu, 12 Mar 2015
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Late stage prototype for a caterpillar project:

The model uses a double crank with a ninety degree offset on the second crank. The caterpillar is then driven via push rods and a pair of bell cranks to make the Inch-Worm movement.

I have a few tweaks to make to the caterpillar. It catches a little as it moves so I need to make some small changes to the design of the individual sections, I'm also planning on making it a bit smaller so that it goes flatter at full stretch.

Cute though dontcha think?