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[Project] Control a Crane System with Linkbot


Introduction:

Each Linkbot is a building block. Multiple Linkbots and accessories can be easily snapped together, without special tools, to create various Linkbot systems for different tasks and projects. In this project,3 Linkbot-I, 5 Linkbot-L, Cube Connectors, and other accessories are used to create a crane system. The project also demonstrates the application of the following advanced concepts: control Linkbot-L, control a group of Linkbots, write a C function, arcLength=radius*angle.

(Project Description and Program in PDF File)

Information:

  • Grades: 7 – 12

  • Duration: 6-20 Hours

  • Level: Advanced (control Linkbot-L, control a group of Linkbots, write a C function, arcLength=radius*angle)

Parts Used in the Project:

  • 3 Linkbot-I (used for the spool, gripper, and driver)

  • 5 Linkbot-L (used for four wheels and for swivel on the top).

  • 1 Linkbot Dongle (or another Linkbot as a Dongle)

  • 1 4” Wheels

  • 7 3.75” Wheels

  • 5 Ball Casters

  • 45 Cube Connectors (If you do not have 45 Cube Connectors, lower the height of the crane with less Cube Connectors and adjust the program accordingly).

  • 1 Gripper Pair

  • 94 Snap Connectors

  • 1 Hacky Sack

  • 1 string

Setup: