17 years ago
I need some ideas and/or pointers.
What I'm trying to do is to rotate a plastic case of 80x60x60 mm (80mm wide)
about the Z axis. The simplest solution would be to glue it to the output
shaft of a standard servo. The problem is that this piece will be installed
on my Koli robot, that is supposed to see some offroad action.
I'm afraid that if I secure the case (it will hold a webcam and two sonars)
from the bottom only, it will be too succeptible to vibration and may even
My next idea was to secure it on the top too, to a fixed plastic piece that
mounts directly to the robot base. But now I'm struggling to find which is
the best way to attach it.
I was thinking about some kind of needle bearing that has rotational
movement, but it needs to be small and very lightweight. The total weight of
this casing and equipments that will go inside won't exceed a few ounces.
I'm trying to design the concept and I'll post in here later for opinions.