Introduction to the mechatronics web http://www.asel.udel.edu/robotics/mechatronics/mechatronics95.html
A definition of mechatronics
Although the competition is intended to be fun, it will have a secondary purpose of investigating ways of increasing the access of a person in a wheelchair. Such examples could be as simple as crossing a door step, or going down a country path. A solution based on the Penn walking chair would also be able to open the door for the person, a solution based on the JPL micro rover could be designed to reduce the risk of tipping backwards while climbing a step.
Design and Construct a multi-legged walking wheelchair capable of competing in the great walking chair race. The walking wheel chair must be capable of
The chasm width is the greater of 2cm and 1.5 x the diameter of any wheels. The curb height is the greater of 1 cm and the diameter of any wheels.
A 30 cm dash event may also be heldo for comparison with the stiquito events of 1993/4
If you drop out of this course can you notify first the rest of your team and second me!
Walking wheelchair competitions
The report for this phase of the course is due a week after the events.
This report should
Reverse Engineer a commercial disk drive and identify the design and manufacturing methods used in the electrical and mechanical components.
Disections will be in groups of 2 and 15% of the final marks will be given based on the report on this exercise.
During the product disection you should
This report should include