SOLID Learning – Servo Robot Actuator Selected!

Common hobby servo Icon

Educators and pariticpants have selected Servos as the standard actuator for SOLID Learning pilot robot designs, based on functionality, familiarity, cost and ease of use. Continue reading

SOLID Learning Robot – Solid State Actuators

Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) Linear Actuator Icon

“ANALYSIS: Solid State Actuators provide the most exotic but costly type of actuator, best suited to very small deflections and operations in hostile environments such as vacuum.” Continue reading

SOLID Learning Robot Components

Makerbot's Robot Mascot Statue

SOLID Learning integrates 3D printed objects into educational settings and the pilot will need electronics, sensors and motors to turn 3D printed frames into movable useful robots. I will examine different components this week and link each here for review. Continue reading