I understand that if you keep at least 50% of the weight below the point where the two ends of the chain are secured, then the balancing is much easier. What this guy here does is amazing.
I’m going to try and tackle something like this for my next robot. I’ve got a basic design laid out in my head, and I’ll only need to use my analog, single-axis gyro for this, as opposed to the digital 3-axis+accelerometer unit, which will make this much easier. (Working with data over i2c is not my thing… yet.)
Anyways, just wanted to do a quick mini-post.
Also, just wanted to let y’all know: I’ve got another NXT video up on my youtube channel, and IT’S IN 3D. Go find it, it should be the latest one there.