I wanted to experiment with low cost pneumatics to see what I could achieve – I decided to use cheap foot-pumps in reverse as cylinders.
There is a YouTube video about this, or scroll down for pictures and words:
The main structure is made from 3D printed parts printed with teh Lulzbot MOARstruder, wood, and Aluminium 2020 extrusion:
I got hold of some cheap solenoid valves from eBay, and 1/4BSP fittings with barbs on so that I could use simple air line. The valves are controlled with switches for now, check out the vide above to see it in action.
My name is James Bruton, I live in Southampton, UK.
Please note that this is my personal project website, I have no products for sale, most of the information is provided so that you can have a go yourself... Read More