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In this instructable, I’ll show you step-by-step how I created a ball-balancing robot. More formally known as a Stewart platform, this robot has 6DOF robot is omni-rotational and omni-translational. With the addition of a camera, this Stewart platform can be transformed into a robot that prevents a ball from falling. Let’s begin!

- needle nose pliers
- wire cutters
- wire strippers
- 2.5mm allen wrench
- soldering iron and solder
- exacto knife
- hot glue gun and hot glue

Electronics ($400)

- JX CLS6336HV 35kg digital servo (x6)
- Teensy 4.1
- 6 channel Polulu Maestro servo controller
- Pixy2 Camera
- 3.3 to 5v logic level converter
- half proto board + screw terminal
- SPST switch
- 18 AWG wire
- XT60H connector pair
- 2S (7.4v) 6200mah lipo battery

Other supplies ($83)

- 25T servo disc (x 6)
- m3 x 120mm pushrod connector (x6)
- 22mm long m3 tie rod (x12)
- m3 x 6mm threaded inserts (x36)
- m3 x 10mm standoffs (x3)
- m3 x 5mm standoffs (x14)
- m3 locknuts (x24)
- 3/4 x 48-inch wooden dowel
- #6 x 1-1/4 inch wood screws (x4)
- M3 Screws”

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