What's on my bench: Auger Lift Test Stand
I've been thinking about this post and considered titling it "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly".
In my mind I've got an automata created...however it includes techniques that I've not created before. I've learned that in this kind of situation the best way for me to proceed is to build a test stand. See how things work. See where the limits and soft spots are.
The chain of motion is:
This test stand has been created mostly from scrap bits and pieces and super glue. I've not created a test stand for the biped and the elliptical machine that he will be peddling...I don't feel that I need one.
A couple of comments.
I'm glad that I created this test stand. It's given me vital real-world working knowledge. I've created a short video that shows most features of this test stand first in real-time and then in slow motion (4X slow).
Here is a link to the video.
Why do I do these "What's On My Bench" posts? I just like to share. I'm a teacher at heart. It's important to remember that what I show in these posts is simply "my way" of doing something. Over the years I've learned that "my way" is usually a bit different than a "normal way". So understand that I'm not trying to show you how to do something...just suggesting. Just showing how I do it. You will have your own way of doing it. And hopefully, someone will get an urge to strike out and try to create their own automata...and that's wonderful.
I also think that the automata world could disappear and to me that would be sad...so I'm trying to do my part to help keep the wonderful world of automata alive and kicking.
Have a good week, everyone.
creating automata near San Diego, California.