Caterpillar Prototype

Thu, 12 Mar 2015


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?


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Comments (2)

  • umehta March 12, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Make him smile – he needs to

    Make him smile – he needs to slow down a bit – a lot bit.

    Neverthless, it is a brillient applied mechanism – finding such an application solution in such an innovative way is a very big deal. Congratulation.

  • gkloda March 15, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    I think your final box design

    I think your final box design would benefit from a few strategically placed half-munched leaves.

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