RE: [mowbot] Cordless lawn mower modification.

Ross, Michael (michael.ross nospam at
Wed, 13 May 1998 07:33:39 -0500

>> I'd like to find a cheap linear actuator to actuate the steering
>> something that can take the strain imparted by bumps in the
pathway. I could
>> almost use a motor, some threaded rod, and a nut; but I'm looking
for a
>> slightly classier solution. I've looked in the surplus houses,
but no luck.
>> I have lots of 24 V DC power. Anybody got any suggestions?


>Don't worry about the 'classy' solution. Thread and nut is an
>linear actuator! Tell us why it doens't seem to work for you.


Well, my real problem would be sensing position, and the dirty environment
would require some sealing. The nut-and-allthread design is the backup if I
can't find a more ready-made solution.