Currently, we have a structure made out of lego pieces. This structure is controlled by a servo programmed by a raspberry pi. The pinion on the motor is in contact with another gear, which is in turn connected to a few lego pieces that serve as an arm. The arm is then attached to an acrylic board. The servo is programmed to rotate when a button is pressed. As the motor moves, it is in contact with gears which move a linkage through a pathway and create linear motion so the acrylic board moves back and forth in one direction.
SimQuake in action
Movement of Gears
Display for the timer to see how long the structure can last on the table
Better translation of energy from linear to rotational
Lego motors for more power (as opposed to the servos)
Changing the mounting of the servo - we have 3d printed pieces to hold the motor up - so that no one has to hold the motors physically.
- Use 2 motors instead of just 1