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.