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dc.contributor.advisorDan Frey.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJames, Jeremy P., S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-28T15:41:59Z
dc.date.available2010-04-28T15:41:59Z
dc.date.copyright2009en_US
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/54493
dc.descriptionThesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2009.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 34).en_US
dc.description.abstract2.670 is an introductory Mechanical Engineering course that introduces students to the fundamentals of machine tool and computer tool use through the fabrication of a robot that is powered by compressed air. The compressed air powers two pneumatic actuators that propel the robot forward through interacting with a linkage system that pushes forward a wheel that is fitted with a one-way bearing. An upgrade to this design was developed that eliminates the linkage system. The robot is propelled forward by one actuator and steered by a servomechanism. A prototype was assembled and used to test the functionality of the final design. The design performed well, but more testing needs to be done, particularly with the control system, before a decision is made on whether or not this design or a similar one is to be used for 2.670.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Jeremy P. James.en_US
dc.format.extent34 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleDesign upgrade for 2.670 compressed air roboten_US
dc.title.alternativeDesign upgrade for two dot six seven zero compressed air roboten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc558609492en_US


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