Electromagnetic claw

manipulators-tools

#1

Having finished an OpenROV as a High school project, I decided to go a step further and attempt o mount a claw on it. I figured that a simple way would be to use a 12v 3w electromagnet to pull two jaws together. A return spring would reopen the jaws. I built prototypes, first out of Legos and then aluminum Tetrix pieces. My problem though is that I have no idea how to hook up an on/off switch for the electromagnet onto the ROV.

https://forum.openrov.com/uploads/openrov/2798/286f56c36bc3744d.jpg

https://forum.openrov.com/uploads/openrov/2799/fdbf7e9e7256f761.jpg


#2

Hey Barak,

Did you ever get the claw wired up?


#3

No, due to major setbacks I haven’t yet had a chance to do any testing. Also, I still don’t know how in the world I would wire it.


#4

What version ROV do you have?