posted May 3, 2011, 12:56 PM by Unknown user
updated May 3, 2011, 12:58 PM
With the prototype constructed we began running all of our tests set out in the testing and evaluation plan. These tests include: operational steps, charge time, run time, max chair weight and number of cycles.
We have spent the past few weeks following our design and constructing the system, below are some pictures of the process. There were a few set back during this stage such as not enough material being ordered, brackets needing relocation, and one member needed to be strengthened. All things considered we executed our design very well with only minor adjustments.
posted Feb 20, 2011, 4:54 PM by Unknown user
updated Feb 22, 2011, 10:54 AM by Unknown user
There is now a link to the free download of eDrawings, under references on the left tool bar. If you would like to view our engineereing drawings and a 3-D model of the MIA System Assembly and do not have Soildworks you will need to download this free software.
posted Feb 20, 2011, 4:25 PM by Unknown user
updated Feb 20, 2011, 4:53 PM
From our meetings last week we determined that the control system and lock release system were not fully design so we spent this week making a few last models and drwaings and added any last materials to our budget.
posted Feb 20, 2011, 3:38 PM by Unknown user
updated Feb 20, 2011, 4:51 PM
This week we spent our time taking the custom components that we designed in Solidworks and making detailed engineering drawings for each part. An example is shown below. Next week we will focus on finalizing the budget and specifying the manufacturing spec for our system.