Subsystem Build & Test
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Team Vision for Subsystem Level Build & Test PhaseThe team's goal for this phase was to build a moving prototype of the device. The team did not assemble all parts of the device as machining of some parts still needed to be completed. The vacuum oven for curing PDMS was operated for the first time during this phase.
Risk and Problem TrackingThe problem tracking overview below outlines problems experienced in Phase II. No updates to the Risk Assessment were made during this phase.
Actuator Update MaterialsThis phase was heavily focused on actuation system development. The links below show the linear actuator performing at various speeds and displacements. Speed numbering is specific to the Arduino program, these numbers will later be quantified.
The graphs below were developed to quantify actuator displacement with program readout and iterations.
Figure 2: This is a graph of the Arduino program readout vs. distance actuator traveled. This information will help quantify readout parameters.
Figure 3: This is a graph of the Arduino program iterations vs. distance actuator traveled. This information will help the team determine how many times the program should run to obtain desired displacement.
The figure below illustrates the wiring schematic utilized to obtain the actuator movement in the above videos and graphs.