Presentation on theme: "Rope Eater Todd May, Monica Mulargia, Mason O’Lennick Mechanical Engineering 101 WSU: Vancouver Fall 2007."— Presentation transcript:
Rope Eater Todd May, Monica Mulargia, Mason O’Lennick Mechanical Engineering 101 WSU: Vancouver Fall 2007
Outline Introduction Design Experimentation Construction Performance Predictions / Reflection(s)
Introduction Purpose: Climb free hanging / secured rope without intervention Course Material Application: Force, Friction, Power, Compound Geartrain, Mechanical Design Real World Application: Unmanned exploration and robotics, etc.
Performance Predictions More contact area on drive wheel means better grip Smaller drive wheel requires less torque A rough estimate for the time it will take would be about 20 seconds
Reflections We changed our design to have more rope to drive wheel contact We used aluminum because it was light and strong Hardest part for us was getting a drive wheel Over all we spent about $35 on materials In the future we would implement lighter building materials