Mittwoch, 12. Juni 2019

Mantis Rover Mecanum Robot Platform

This is the second part of the build of the moving base for my robot arm project. The Rover is now fully operational.

I added a project:

You can download the cad files from:
or the stl at thingiverse:

The PCB files for the motor drivers are available at:

I post regular updates on my Instagram feed:

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 The Motors I used
24V 440 RPM

The BMS of my Battery Packs

The Microcontroller
STM32F4 Black VET6

 Remote Taranis Q X7
3.2V 6Ah
LiFePo4 Cell

Montag, 20. Mai 2019

Moving Robot Platform (3D printed mecanum wheels

This is the first part of the build of the moving base for my robot arm project. I designed 3d printable mecanum wheels and made a steel frame.

Sonntag, 12. Mai 2019

3D printed 6-Axis Robot Arm - 2019 Update

It's been 4 years since I started this project. Its had some downs and a lot of ups. Time to give you an update about whats going on.

Notice: "No robots were harmed during making this video."

I post regular updates on my Instagram feed, if you are interested in regular updates and other projects:

Mittwoch, 23. August 2017

Channel update Maker fair Hannover 2017


it's been a while. I'm still around form 26 to 27 of August I will show some of my work at Maker Fair Hannover 2017.

I also uploaded the Inventor files of the Robot Arm to github, take a look:

Mittwoch, 13. April 2016

Mantis Robot Arm - Part 1 - The Gripper

This is the first video about my new robot arm called Mantis. Just because of the looks of the eye like encoder:

I plan to do several videos about the assembly. The parts will be listed below. I try to supply you with a link. Besides I'm quite busy now so don't expect soon to many.


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Printed parts
Vitaflex 30
MG 996R

M4 Nut

DIN 125 - 4

Montag, 4. April 2016

Adding an extra display to my laptop.

I bought on of these 9,7" LCD displays about a year ago and and last weekend I finally got some mood to build a case for it. Originally I planed to use it as display for my home automation system but this is currently far away from becoming reality. So I decided instead to use it as second screen on my work laptop I got this one cheap on ebay and since it has a native DisplayPort it's works like a charm.

The case is of course 3D-printed.

The adapter is from and shipped from Japan in a fair amount of time and is working fine. I have an older version as the current one but had no trouble at all.
I mountet the power switch outside but I think this is optional.


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Printed parts
9,7 " Lcd-screen LP097QX1

Displayport and Backlight driver
DisplayPort cabel
USB cable
DIN 7991 M3x8

Freitag, 5. Februar 2016

Building my own onewheel "skateboard"

Since Adam Savage from Mythbusters posted his best gadgets 2015 I fall in love with the OneWheel, but oblivious I would never by one if I can make one by myself. After watching some youtube videos about it, the requirements are not that hard and this is finally the opportunity to build my own motor controller. You can watch the first parts on YouTube:
Here is the CAD model.
The motor sits in the tire, so I needed to design my own rim.

 The rim half will be 3D printed, it's also a nice test how tough the prints will be. The frame is made of aluminium rods. I'm using a 250W electrical bicycle motor I got cheap on ebay.
 To fit inside the tire I had to remove the spokes mounts, luckily we have a fablab with a late in town, so I could remove them:
The Motor will be mounted to the aluminium frame with some rood. I cut a thread in the center and and some counter screws sideways.
I also drilled holes in the motor and mounted screws sideways to mount the 3d printed rim parts. With the basic frame completed it starts looking like something to drive with:
That's all for now, I keep you guy updated about the progress. And I will publish the cad, code and electronics if I'm done. Batteries will be LiFePo4 cells, they are lightweight but high capacity and the best thing compared to normal LiPo batteries are: They can't burn ^^ As motor controller I found a interesting product called TI instaspin-FOC. I cover this topics later.