Presently, I am working on a project by Crazyengineers.com. CE Bot (visit the link for more information and see Appendix for more links). While discussing the appropriate suspension/chassis design, we thought about implementing a Rocker-Bogie system inspired by the Mars Rover designs.
So to get an idea on how the Rocker-Bogie design would work, I tried several simulations on PHUN (Now Algodoo), a 2-D simulation sandbox. An excellent free tool to test out 2D simulations.
Bellow is the simple simulation I did on PHUN:
Note that the simulations are only for one side. The other side is connected through differential rod with elliptical gearing. This has to be studies further. However, here is a small flash demo showing how each side will turn based on the other’s motion [[ LINK ]]:
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