Up to this point, most of our work has been pushed, pulled, or hand cranked. We will examine other forms of propulsion for our wheeled devices.
The action of driving or pushing forward.
Motors are our most likely go-to means of propulsion here at ITP. Thanks to Physical Computing, we understand how to work with motors and control them. The trick has aways been how to mount motors and mount things to motors.
Wind power is an often overlooked form of propulsion at ITP. You can get a lot for very little, one box fan can turn many pinwheels.
I made a simple one out of aluminum, cut on the Othermill. Works with our 3mm hub.
A heavy revolving wheel in a machine that is used to increase the machine’s momentum and thereby provide greater stability or a reserve of available power during interruptions in the delivery of power to the machine.
Zip Strips/Pull Cords
A gyroscope is a spinning wheel or disc in which the axis of rotation is free to assume any orientation by itself. via
Please take the Mid-way Survey, let me know what you think of the class. The responses are anonymous, taken seriously, and have an effect on the course.
You will be making a Flywheel. It can be part of an assembly/mechanism/vehicle/robot or stand alone, but you must have it spin and be under some form of propulsion.