Build, Test, Document
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Fitting SessionThe first fitting session for Richard Ramos will be completed during the first two weeks back from Christmas break. It will be imperative that we utilize our time will Richard as efficiently as possible as he will only be available for a single day at most. The fitting session as well as any desired testing involving Richard should be completed that one day.
A second fitting session for Richard Ramos will be completed within the first two weeks of February to assess the accuracy of the design and gather feedback to implement before final delivery. This session will also serve as a final demo before delivery.
The fitting sessions for the Sonar boat will be completed during the Winter quarter to successfully design the system to fit the boat.
Modeling of the New System
The New System CAD models has been created as per customer and sponsor request. The model has been created with SolidWorks 2011 and the system is modeled as multiple sub-assemblies that are combined into one fully integrated assembly. The Tiller Strut is not included in the assembly since that sub-components is attached to the system via ropes and does not have any other physical connection to the rest of the system. All parts involved with the system are included in the zip file. The seat has also been modeled but simplified to serve a generic purpose for reference.
Part DrawingsParts drawing packages has been created for each of the sub-components. Part drawing packages include: Pedestal Base, Track Platform, Passenger Interface Support Frame, Passenger Interface Crank System, Passenger Interface Hand Grips, and Tiller Strut. The tiller is not include as it is a custom straight tiller that is dependent on the preference of the user.
Bill of MaterialsA Bill of Materials for Purchased Parts has been created for reference of required purchase parts to construct the prototype system from scratch. Please reference the Part Drawings for the metal stock and wood required for the construction of the system, such stock material was not included in this BOM excel sheet.
Manufacturing and Assembly PlanDetailed manufacturing plans have been created for each of the sub-components: Pedestal Base, Track Platform, Passenger Interface, and Tiller Strut.
Overall system integration will be completed iteratively through sub-component system assembly, overall system assembly, fitting sessions, and debugging sessions.
- Builder discretion is advised. The team carefully built the system in-house and had to make custom adjustments as needed to fit the user and boat properly. The responsibility will be on the builder / manufacturer who wishes to replicate this open source free design to meet their needs. New adjustment may be necessary so please be prepared to tweak the design so safety of the user during operation is always upheld as the highest priority.