Camera Structure Design
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Camera Structure Detailed Design Overview
The following information offers only a high level overview of the proposed designs, more details will be made available following the Detailed Design Review on 02/24/12
Selected Concept Review
- 80/20inc is the chosen material source
- Proper user setup and camera positions will be ensured by a physical structure
- The physical structure will be in a Y formation.
- Telescoping posts will be used to adjust the required camera heights
- Short legs that are flat on the ground will be used for stability, similar to the current design
- Cables will be run inside the camera structure
- All other components will remain the same as current design.
For details about this concept please view the Concept Selection page.
Relevant Engineering Specifications
- SP1.2 Weight of the camera structure component, no ideal weight was identified. Does not include footplates, carrying case, plastic foot pads, electronics, cabling, cameras.
- SP2.1 A qualitative value assigned by the design team.
- SP2.2 A qualitative value assigned by the design team.
- SP3.1 Proposed design can not increase complexity of the user assembly and dis-assembly past the current set up time of 5 minutes (300 seconds)
- SP4.1 Camera stability is an important component, no strict specifications for allowable deflection was identified. Testing for this specification will occur during the total software functionality evaluation.
- SP4.2 Foot pad stability is an important component, but the proposed design will not effect this in anyway. Testing for this specification will occur during the total software functionality evaluation.
- SP5.1 A camera height adjustability of 18.5" - 57" is required for the user height range.
- SP6.2 The software constraints require that the linear X distance from each camera to the front edge of the foot pads remains at 44"
- SP6.3 The software constraints require that the linear Y distance from each camera to the center of the foot pads remains at 27"
- SP7.1 For portability the system size when assembled should remain the same as current.
- SP7.2 For portability the system must disassemble and fit into a 18"x21"x8" carrying case.
For details on all required specifications please view the Engineering Specifications page.
Designing Telescoping using 80/20inc parts
80/20 Inc. does not offer any telescoping options in their product catalog. A series of 3 designs were created in an attempt to create this functionality.
- Original BalancEngineering Design
- 2 T-slotted bars slide parallel to each other through the use of the 80/20 Linear bearing kit.
- Telescoping Design 1
- A 1" hollow square tube will slide inside of a second 1.5" hollow square tube with a locking handle.
- Telescoping Design 2
- Same as the original design except replace the T-slotted bars with 1" hollow tubes.
- Telescoping Design 3
- See Below
Telescoping design 3 combined with the 'Y' layout.
More information will be made available after a detailed design review on 2/24/12
Prioritized Design Risks and Mitigation Plans
- May increase complexity to machine/setup
- * Reduce: Meet with BalancEngineering week 11 to discuss assembly and shop capabilities
For a full list of identified project risks please view the Risk Assessment page.
Final Detailed Design Outputs
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