Arduino Library for the Stewart Flight Simulator Platform — Part 1

David Such
7 min readAug 31, 2023

The Stewart Platform, also known as a hexapod, motion base or parallel manipulator, is a mechanical system that consists of a platform connected to a fixed base through six independently actuated legs. This arrangement allows for precise and versatile motion control in all six degrees of freedom (DOF): three translational (surge, sway, heave) and three rotational (roll, pitch, yaw).

Figure 1. Stewart Platform [Image Credit]

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David Such

Reefwing Software · Embedded Systems Engineer · iOS & AI Development · Robotics · Drones · Arduino · Raspberry Pi · Flight Control