Before ordering a bigger batch of the new moteus r4.1 controller, I wanted some assurance that it would be able to run for an extended periods of time under representative loads while not breaking or having thermal issues.
When I did this for the r3.1 controller, I had 2 motor joints and a planar leg built and did a jumping endurance test. I could have done that now, but building up a leg fixture was more work than I wanted to mess with at the moment, so I went with a simpler approach:
I joined two of my fun past-times, robots and juggling! I printed up an arm with a pocket, stuck a 1lb (450g) juggling ball in it, and set the thing throwing. Mind you, this is probably one of the worst juggling robots in existence, I only built it to stress test the motor controller. I’ve had it throwing the ball now for several hours at 4Nm without dropping, here’s a video of some of the testing.