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.