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Community => Exhibition / Gallery => Topic started by: Limhes on Apr 06, 2015, 06:26 pm

Title: XZ dip coater (using Firgelli linear actuators)
Post by: Limhes on Apr 06, 2015, 06:26 pm
Hey guys,

My first post here, and wanted to share an automation project to be used in the lab (I'm a chemist). The idea is to do layer-by-layer surface chemistry (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.5b00519). Since I don't have infinite amounts of time to dip a slide in jar after jar for hours on end, I decided to make an XZ robot using Firgelli linear actuators.

The project can be found here (http://limhes.net/?page=arduino_xz).

A video of the thing in action (PID still has to be tuned a bit :) ) found here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TlPnTOZ93w).

I tried to keep the source code kind of organized, so it should be easy to use the libraries for any project using Firgelli L12-P or L16-P linear actuators. I changed some of the libraries, so please use the ones you find on the project page.

(http://limhes.net/img/dc4.jpg)
Title: Re: XZ dip coater (using Firgelli linear actuators)
Post by: jaovis on Nov 09, 2015, 02:02 pm
OMG, it is so cool. I am a chemist too and I have a case about dip coating for industry. I have survey some machines but they are not cheap for me. I am not good at mechanical. Please give me tuition if you want it when you made it down.