The Infinity Planting Team has developed an automated test bed whose mechanical components include an electrically powered belt, planter unit, speed sensing system, and the Infinity Drive IVT. This test bed provides multiple benefits for both our team and our client. The test bed allows for proof of concept, serves as a demonstrative tool at investor presentations, and delivers a means of collecting accurate speed input and output data necessary for further improving the transmission's function.
Infinity planting strives to adapt existing proprietary technology in order to provide a digitally-controlled Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT) for demonstrative use in a precision seed planting system. In order to create this demonstrative IVT, several adjustments need to be made:
- electronic actuation of shifting
- creation of a demonstrative test bed
- monitoring of transmission output
Company: Based in Boise, Idaho, Io Dupont, found in 2004, develops high-end technology products - primarily for the cycling industry.
Project Leader: Doug Kippes
Administrative Duties: Kendra Hildreth
Budget Manager: Zack Wuthrich
Website Designer: Kara Kleppen
Advisor: Jay McCormack
Graduate School Mentor: Curtis Bower
Graduate School Mentor: Dan Mathewson