[chbot] 'Muscle' wire

Charles Manning manningc2 at actrix.gen.nz
Sun Jan 10 22:09:11 GMT 2010

We have about 3 different sizes of muscle wire and I'll give you some to play 
with if you want. Also have a book on muscle wire ideas that you can borrow.

Muscle wire is quite good for some applications but has a limited amount of 
force and only shrinks by approx 10% when activated.

Email me your snail mail address and I'll post stuff to you.

-- CHarles

On Monday 11 January 2010 00:04:20 jimmy allen wrote:
> I am planning on entering Robocup this year in the robo rescue and
> though that muscle wire(wire that contracts in length when current is
> passed through it) would do a good job for the for the can grabber and
> maybe the lifting mechanism.This would probably make it easier to
> build (Richard also alerted me to the fact that is would be lighter).
> So would anyone know where to get 'muscle' wire from relatively easily?
> jimmy
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