Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation
Table of Contents
Team Vision for Final Demo and HandoffDuring this phase our team further developed the mechanical design to improve on weak parts of the build. In addition, we made progress on the skin of the robot and waterproofing the electrical box.
Our plan for this phase to ensure that we put in maximum effort to try to meet as many of the customer requirements that we possibly can. Also, it is important that we document our project in our technical report and make our user's manual with as many details as possible for our customer's use and if a future senior design team were to pick up the project from where we left off.
3D Models - Full Assembly
Full Assembly and Parts
Skin and Waterproofing
- Results: The material itself proved to be waterproof, however, there was difficulty waterproofing two parts of the final skin: the seams and the holes that are between the end of the zipper and the fabric.
- Seam Sealer Tape: The iron-on seam sealer tape worked well during the prototype testing, however, after over an hour of sitting in water, the tape started to become un-attach from the material. Therefore, this method of seam sealing was not sufficient.
- Seam Sealer Glue: The seam sealer glue worked well on single seams that laid flat. However, the glue did not work on spots where multiple seams met in one spot or in areas where the seams did not lay flat. We did not have enough time to reapply more seam sealer glue to those areas to see if a second coat would work. Therefore, we concluded that this method should be further tested.
- End of Zipper: It was attempted to solve this problem by using the seam sealer tape over the end of the zipper, the hole, and the fabric near the end of the hole to create a waterproof "sticker" over the whole area, however, the seam sealer tape started to lift, which allowed water to come through from in between the end of the zipper and the start of the fabric.
Final Walking Robot
Test Results Summary
Risk and Problem Tracking
A full list of our working risk assessment can be seen here: Risk Assessment
The Problem Tracking document can be seen here: Problem Tracking
Bill of MaterialsFinal Bill of Materials
Final Project Documentation
- Poster: Click Here
- Technical Paper: Click Here
- Manufacturing and Assembly Instructions: Click Here
- Operator Manual: Click Here
- Hardware Manual: Click Here
- Assembly CAD: Click Here
- STL Files of 3D Printed Parts: Click Here
- Spherical Foot Mold CAD: Click Here
- "Paddle" Foot Mold CAD: Click Here
- Silicone Spacers Mold CAD: Click Here
- Manufacturing Drawings: Click Here
- Software: WILL BE COMPLETED AFTER IMAGINE RIT
- Performance vs Requirements: Click Here
- Recommendations for Future Work: Click Here
- Robotter and Material Location: Everything will be stored in Prof. LK's lab.
Plans for Wrap-up
MSD II Goals: