Electronic Notebook

 

Tyrel Ellis

 

Mec 1012

 

Spring 2005

 

 

 

 

Projects :

 

The Automower

 

Communication :

 

    1. To : Clews, Ethan.  Proposal for Automower.

This is an email I sent to Ethan asking if he would appreciate some help from myself and Sean.

 

    1. To : Johnson, Paul.  Explanation of Current Project.

This is an email I sent to Mr. Johnson explaining what the automower project was about.

 

    1. Discussion with David Manning.

We had a discussion with David Manning on the parts that he wanted us to make.  He showed us some sketches that we would base our parts on.  He also asked us to make actual sprockets and chains for the automower assembly.

 

    1. To : Manning, David.  Email About Motor Drawings.

This is an email I sent to David Manning telling him that I have completed the drawings and part models of the motor that he asked me and Sean to model.

 

Concepts :

 

    1. Automower Concept Sketch.

This is the concept sketch I drew of the actual automower.

 

    1. Automower Recharging Station Concept Sketch.

This is a concept sketch Sean drew of the recharging station for the automower.

 

Parts and Drawings :

 

 

 

Name

Description

Part

Drawing

Automower Assembled

The automower as a whole.  A beautiful piece.

 

Automower Assembled

 

Automower Drawing

 

Parts List

List of parts the automower consists of.

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Parts List

 

Recharging Station

The base of the automower where the battery can be recharged.

 

Recharging Station

 

Recharging Station Drawing

 

Body

This is the main body panel of the automower.

 

Body

 

Body Drawing

 

Castor

This castor is the heart of the steering for the automower.

Castor

 

Castor Drawing

 

Castor Frame

The frame of the castor unit.

 

Castor Frame

 

Castor Frame Drawing

 

Castor Wheel

This wheel is made to travel over even the most oddly shaped lawn.

 

Castor Wheel

 

Castor Wheel Drawing

 

Castor Turn

This plate allows the castor frame to turn in any direction so the automower may be steered.

Castor Turn

 

Castor Turn Drawing

 

Castor Pin

This pin holds the castor wheel to the frame.

Castor Pin

 

Castor Pin Drawing

 

Radio Receiver

This receiver collects data sent to control the movements of the automower.

 

Radio Receiver

 

Radio Receiver Drawing

 

Radio Receiver Cap

The mounting piece for the antennas of the automower.

 

Radio Receiver Cap

 

Radio Receiver Cap Drawing

 

Antenna

The antenna that collects information and sends it to the receiver.

 

Antenna

 

Antenna Drawing

 

Battery

The power source for the entire automower system.

 

Battery

 

Battery Drawing

 

Electric Motor

These motors will drive both the back wheels and the reel.

 

Electric Motor

 

Electric Motor Drawing

 

Backwheels

These are the back wheels that drive the automower.

 

Backwheels

 

Backwheels Drawing

 

Reel Wheel

The wheel that holds the cutting blades of the automower.

 

Reel Wheel

 

Reel Wheel Drawing

 

Motor Mount

Mounts for the electric motors.

 

Motor Mount

 

Motor Mount Drawing

 

Chain

The driving chain for the reel.

 

Chain

 

Chain Drawing

 

Blade

The sharp cutting blades of the automower.

 

Blade

 

Blade Drawing

 

 

 

 

 

Links :

 

  1. Electronic Notebooks Homepage.

 

  1. Automower Main Page.

 

  1. Projects Page.

 

Assignments :

 

  1. Assignment 1 : Review of MEC 1011.

 

  1. Assignment 2 : Redesign for Injection Molding

a.       Box

b.      Top

c.       Knob

 

  1. Assignment 3 : Adaptivity and Weldments

a.       Handle

b.      Pin

c.       Plate

d.      Shaft

 

  1. Assignment 4 : Sculpted Form from Industrial Design

 

  1. Assignment 5 :

 

  1. Assignment 6 :

 

Challenges :

 

  1. Challenge 1 : Review of MEC 1011.

 

  1. Challenge 2

 

  1. Challenge 3