Project Management

Functional Requirements

  1. Pivot Points

    • Little Friction
    • High Degree of Manuverability
    • Allow Easy Stringing of Tension Wires

  2. Tension Wires

    • Correct Elasticity
    • Durable
    • Can withstand high tension

  3. Power

    • Up to 5.4 amps per module
    • 9V Supply
    • Noise Reduction

  4. Controller

    • Extentable System
    • Several UART modules
    • I2C or Integrated ADC

  5. Control Scheme

    • Quick Compute Time
    • Communication to Micro-controller
    • Allow easy control of robot position

Breadth of Concepts

  1. Pivot Points


  2. Tension Wires


  3. Power


  4. Controller


  5. Control Scheme


Concept Selection

  1. Pivot Points


  2. Tension Wires

    • Plastic Fishing Line
    • Cloth Fishing Line
    • Kite String

  3. Power

    • Batteries
    • Labratory Power Supply
    • Computer Power Supply

  4. Controller

    • Propeller
    • PSoC

  5. Control Scheme

    • Particle Model
    • Tensions

Selected Concept

  1. Pivot Points

    • Skate Board Joint

  2. Tension Wires

    • Cloth Fishing Line

  3. Power

    • Computer Power Supply

  4. Controller

    • Propeller

  5. Control Scheme

    • Tensions