Tuesday, May 10, 2016

We still have been fiddling with the project and everything, and done of a couple testing models, I am not sure if we will be able to finish it though. In other terms we still have been preparing for talks I almost have the presentation practice up to about 4 minutes and 30 seconds, this is accounting for if noah does good and actually practices(noah is my partener).

Friday, April 29, 2016

Yesterday we went to Fred Sparks/ Triumph systems. LAter we also went to ventura cafe to listen to some people. Here's some random drawing from the graphic designer drew.

 Here are some drawing of superheroes that he drew.




 Some work we were doing.




 This is ventura cafe.




















Thursday, April 28, 2016

The build

We are meeting with Triumph  systems today to start building. We are leaving just after second hour to go up there. We going to show them the leg braces then start hopefully machining some pieces.After we do that for a couple hours, we are going to this place for kid inventors. We will see what we can do at that then hopefully we will be set in a good motion.

Monday, April 18, 2016

About to start

Now we have the motors, and the leg braces should be here soon, we will soon start working hopefully next week because my father is currently in china in Shenzhen. We have drawn out models as well as the motors and switches with the protruded fiberglass material for anchor points as well as the tie rods to make it work. All we have left to do is build.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Building

On Saturday we went to Gateway electronics, and obtained the electric motors and everything to run them properly to have a successful lifting force. We may use the equipment in the shop room to drill holes in the protruded fiberglass material, and to machine pieces for anchor points. We will have to start working this week, then finish when my dad gets back from china.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Electronics

We are now going to see an electronics place that specialized in electric motors and microcontrollers for us to power our leg braces. Some of the braces are expected to arrive soon, so hopefully we can start making anchor points on them to attach the material. We don't know what we'll use for the anchor points, we think maybe some of that fiberglass type material, because it is light, as well as strong.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Material test

On saturday, we got to do material test from the compound fiberglass material, by shooting at it with manny different weapons, here's a list:

  • .22 revolver
  • .22 Long rifle 
  • 3.8 revolver 
  • 12 gauge shotgun 
  • 20 gauge shotgun 
  • 5.56/.223 AR 
  • 6.8 AR      
This was a good test for durability of the material, heres some before and after results.




Tuesday, March 22, 2016

My father has began talking to some of his clients and ordering more materials such as the electric motors and the cross ties i think they are called to start working on a prototype that we can use, we are hoping to begin within a week but until then we will be making sketches as well as some diagrams.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Triumph Systems

we have finally finished our model, we had many problems with the popsicle sticks. In other terms, we are going to be able to meet with the company this week or next, we have had problems meeting, because the manager and my dad were going out of town to get funding for their company, be we should be able to start working soon.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Model

we have began making our model, to meet with my Dad's company, we need one to represent what we are trying to do, so we can start working on motors and large scale 3D printing. We are thinking on using either popsicle sticks or coat hangers so we have a sturdy model to work off of.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Motors

The new proposition of electric motors has came into view. This idea surfaced because electric motors don't need to be at max speed to have max torque. We may now use motors, on hinge joints to they can spin and push upwards off set metal beams to push and pull, this will be more efficient as well as cost effective. These motors also take less to run. They are easier to program as well so we can do more things remotely as well. We may switch to these but might my stay with hydraulics, but probably motors.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Idea Showcase Final




 This is our  final poster, it turned out remarkably well, the only bad thing is I had to go to algebra because we had a lot of note for exponential growth and decay. But we knew the information on what we had to present, and ended up getting a 100%. In other terms, the first leg brace we ordered, has delivered. we are starting to make larger small scale models too to make sure things work the  way they should.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Real Thing Has Begun

With the idea showcase in close veiw, we have completed our poster, as well as starting the actual thing. We have ordered the first leg brace which will acts as the support for the legs, then we will modify that to be able to attach the hydraulics. We are planning to work our way up the body, next we will support the back. Then the arm, then make any other altercations, for it to work properly

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Poster

The idea showcase is coming along rather nicely,it has been a very good representation of what we are trying to do, don't worry that's not all, we just have to finish pasting some stuff, then we'll have the whole weekend to try and create the model, the only problem is the surface of the syringes don't like to bond with anything.

Friday, February 5, 2016

3D Printing

After a couple failed attempts, we have made a useable mini hydraulic with the 4mm tubing and syringes, they are very simple but at first I had wrong mm tubing, with the 4mm they connect to the syringes well to make a tight seal. But for the actual design, I have been making some different online 3D models using tinkercad, but they are not refined enough to print, they would break, but tinkercad is still a very good way to represent an idea without it being physical.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Funding

We have contacted, the Missouri Department of Professional Engineers for possible funding. We have aquired an email asking about, as well as we now might have a professional mentor. In other terms the idea showcase is in two weeks and we have a poster board and are finding information, as well as our small scale model.  

Friday, January 15, 2016

Idea Showcase Part Two

We have began to make a poster to represent what we are trying to do, along with a small scale model this poster board will provide more information. We want to create this poster because hydraulics are rather complex things and it would be hard to represent them with just a model. We will have a list of the muscles we are going to "replace" as well as how we are going to support the back.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Idea showcase

We are now preparing for idea showcase. We must now have a visual representation of or exosuit, a small scale representation to present. We are currently making a small scale hydraulic arm using syringes as the hadrics to push and pull,  as well as 4mm tubing connecting to syringes, so when you pull one it contracts the other, using two of them to work in conjunction we could have a functional hydraulic arm.