Fisrt tests of our build of the Hapkit Standford’s haptic device

This is the first test of our build of the Stanford’s Hapkit haptic device built in the School of Engineering of the Universidad de Málaga (Spain) by Juan Gandarias.

This device is intended to be low cost and easy to build, which could make possible teaching haptics, control and telerrobotics all around the world.

In the video, a basic spring model is being tested. Although the motor axis alignment and the friction of the neoprene contact is not perfect,
we are happy with the results.

We used some different components and made some modifications to make it easier to build in Europe. Other changes are coming to make it more robust by using the reprap’s diy experience.


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Stay tuned!

Gracias, Juanma!


Master Thesis on Domotic systems for Cottages

Alberto presented his Master Thesis (December the 12th) , where a new distributed control system has been developed, based on a CAN bus, for the local and remote control of large rural houses. Can bus offers reliable and deterministic communications with low cost installation.

Distributed Control System based on CAN bus

Distributed Control System based on CAN bus

A full set of nodes based on Atmel microcontrollers has been developed. Different daughter boards provide application specific I/O for motor control, sensors, etc.

A host based on a Raspberry Pi provides remote HTTP access to the network with a dynamic User Interface.

Huge work with impressive results!

Thank you, Alberto!