We made progress on some of our prototypes today.
We added a tilt to the lift to aid in the lifting and releasing of the totes. Hopefully, this will speed up the stacking process a bit. We also 3D-printed a hinge that will help with stacking. This hinge presses on the bottom of the totes while they are lifted, supporting them, but moves out of the way when the lift moves vertically against a stack. We hope to record a video soon that will clarify the design and use of this part. We’re also developing the pneumatic system needed to control the lift. However, we still have quite a bit of work ahead of us in order to improve things like tote alignment and speed.
Measuring Tape Hook
“How does a project get to be a year late? … One day at a time.”
– Fred Brooks