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[DPRG] Balancing robot difficulties

Subject: [DPRG] Balancing robot difficulties
From: dpa dpa at io.isem.smu.edu
Date: Wed Jul 11 08:54:26 CDT 2007

Hi Luke,

you wrote:

> Dpa, would it be possible for you to give me a rough
> estimate of how much backlash there is in your balancing
> bots if you grab one of the wheels and twist it each way
> to take up any slack?

Just a rough guess this morning, it feels like about a degree of
slop at the wheels.  

I think you'll really like the Pittman motors.  If we all need
to go to harmonic drives then so be it, but you should be able
to get a good robust balancing platform with the Pittmans.

best luck!
dpa

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