Inverse Kinematics and the backgammon board

Posted September 12 2012

The reason I have been investigating Inverse Kinematics, is that I am thinking about building a Backgammon playing robot.  My idea is to use a SCARA type robot to move each of the pieces with a suction cup.

So taking the lessons I learnt with the previous post, I wrote a tool to determine the mechanics of such an arrangements.  Given two arms, the actuator must move at least to each location on the board.  This following utility allows me to input the sizes of a backgammon board and experiment with various sizes of the arms.

Instructions

Click on the canvas to position the end point of the arm.

Adjust the parameters, then click the update button to set them.

Stats

312.00mm

236.00mm

310.93mm

165.00mm

155.00mm

320.00mm

50.00mm

300.23°

96.72°

Variables

All values in mm

Arm Details

Board details

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