Monthly Archives: January 2013
The wow it works balanced robot is actually a continuation of “balance and motion” . In the case of balance and motion, we did not manage to perform the balancing act on a pulley , because we had problems sourcing for a small pulley . This time we managed to locate a reasonable small pulley , and therefore we try to complete what we did not achieve the last time . So here it is
Balanced robot | using a clothespin
Before we do the balanced robot , we tried using a clothespin because it is very simple to balance it on a thin thread . We can always decorate the clothespin with a head and arms , since we already have the 2 legs resting and balancing on a thread
Wow it works | balanced robot on a pulley
Here is a balanced robot using a toilet paper roll on a pulley . Unlike the clothespin , note that we only make use of 1 balancer for this robot .
Here is our R2D2 balanced robot from wow it works . Not quite like R2D2 yet but soon . Noticed how the thread is balanced on the pulley .
Here is the video with the balanced robot sliding down a thin thread . Next time we will make the robot slide down a hard wire which we can bend left and right , up and down . So maybe next time we will get to see
Wow it works | Simple balanced robot
In a nutshell , it is very simple to achieve balance . As long as the center of gravity or mass is below the pivot point or fulcrum , the object should easily maintain its balance . So here it is , balanced robot from wow it works …
This is the third enhancement to the Gravity robot by Wow it Works . The outcome of the Rochester event identify certain areas of improvement for the gravity robot
Gravity robot | New suit and shoes
Other than giving a “face” to the robot , this time we added a suit and shoes . Well its more colourful now but kids will have more work to do if they wanted to decorate their gravity robots as well . The “face” and “suit” provides better balancing to the overall gravity robot