P19603: Rod Feeding Mechanism

Integrated System Build & Test

Table of Contents

Team Vision for Integrated System Build & Test Phase

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Budget and Purchasing Update

Items purchased:

Live BOM Here

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Total budget usage: $1626.50 out of $2500

No remaining expected spend.

System Integration


Totally reworked:

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Integrated sensors for fill detection and assembled.

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Cover added to the Agitator Motor

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Light tower stand was added:

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Final feeder iteration completed, sensors integrated.

Tested for robustness with bent rod:


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Feeding tube manufactured

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The code has been updated to run a simulated machine condition. Error handling and hopper sensor calibration still needs to be completed.

The current live code is here


Full Assembly

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We have run preliminary integrated systems testing. So far the device runs very reliably and meets feed rate spec.

Video of Full Assembly : https://youtu.be/dlEGHN0QB68

Risk and Problem Tracking

Risk Update:

Most risks addressed now, remaining is electrical integration.

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Problem Tracking Update: There have been no problems as yet.

Plans for Imagine RIT

Plans for next phase

Where are we?:

High Level Overview of MSD 2

High Level Overview of MSD 2

Detailed Phase 4 plan:

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