THE CYCLONE 1200 SERIES
December 02013 to June 2014
The Cyclone 1 was incredibly fast, efficient, and back-drivable due to its minimal parts count and repair simplicity. It suffered from un-spooling when improperly handled with making this an unlikely candidate to be fully productized.
The first Cyclone Rope Piston to be publicly debuted in front of Make MIT, First Robotics and Maker Fare. It is a robust improvement to the the Cyclone Mini. Featuring a balanced symmetry with one gear stage, this actuator was a substantial improvement of performance due to the utilization of Dyneema and Kevlar fibered ropes.
Mtbf - “life” (strokes)
Gear teeth busting