In the last two workshop days i have created a pump mechanism and developed three designs of pneumatic muscle, all of which worked satisfacorily and achieved different results.


I have learned that the key factor is not to let the tube “balloon” out of control and to let it fill up uniformly and constrain/redirect the pressure to measured gaps or points where it is most effectively used.

While the linear motion achieved is the most apparent at first i believe the most useful is in flexing, especially if two flexing muscles can push/pull with or against eachother.

My progress is summed up and recorded in this video (sorry- its made and edited entirely on a phone.. i guess its an F-movie)

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