Having finished my first 3D Scanning Machine , I wanted to try to make another. It’s still a huge WIP, but this time the goal is to have it 100% 3D modeled down to every nut and bolt before I go off and build it. So far the proof of concept renders are fantastic and this is a project I’m looking forward to finishing at some point.
As an assignment for Engineering 1000 here at UConn, we were tasked with designing a catapult with a price constraint of ~$12.40.
Unfortunately, as it turned out, the stepper motors we were allowed to use from the provided arduino kit were far too weak for my design to successfully implement it- an aim of the project was to keep the Bill of Materials low, and automation was a secondary goal, so instead of opting to buy better stepper motors I decided to turn it in as is.