Mechanical Links

  • Vocab
    • Brazing – Similar to soldering, only higher temperatures
  • Welding
    • TIG Welding – http://youtu.be/lJksVs2QT5Q
    • MIG Welding – http://youtu.be/lzBGZaS1apw
  • Motor
    • Selection guide – https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-motor-selection-guide
    • Motor control stuff – http://www.freescale.com/training/online-academy/motor-control-tutorial:WBT_MOTORCONTROL_TUT
  • FPVModel.com (Store: Gimbals, cameras, radios, etc.)
    • Pan/tilt/roll gimbal – http://www.fpvmodel.com/fatshark-pan-tilt-roll-mechanism-gimbal-no-camera-_g652.html
    • HDMI over radio – http://www.fpvmodel.com/fpv-5-8g-220mw-telemetry-system-set-transmitter-w-gopro-3-av-cable-3-blade-2-6s-4-blade-rx-antenna_g409.html
  • Movement
  • CAD software
    • My notes for Mechanical Cad Software
    • One comparison – http://cad-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
    • Options and review – http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/showthread.php?2392-Can-anyone-suggest-some-good-CAD-software
    • Autodesk Inventor
      • Beginner tutorial – scooter – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAQfn-QKbiAmg5Q4V3ISPZ-G3BV1cXwqr
      • F1 in schools – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAQfn-QKbiAmyHdQxxc7qbezoSQJukD-s
  • 3D printing tips
    • http://makezine.com/2013/12/11/top-ten-tips-designing-models-for-3d-printing/
    • http://3dprintingforbeginners.com/3d-printing-tips/
    • http://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/model-design-tips
    • http://www.advice-manufacturing.com/Designing-for-3D-Printing.html
  • 3D printing services
    • quickparts – 3dsystems.com/quickparts
    • http://www.shapeways.com/
    • http://www.sculpteo.com/en/
  • Guerrilla guide to CNC machining, mold making, and resin casting – http://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/gcnc/
  • Classes
    • MIT – http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mechanical-engineering/
  • Artificial muscles
    • Dyneema and Spectra are lightweight high-strength string – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra-high-molecular-weight_polyethylene#Fiber
    • Fishing line – http://botscene.net/2014/02/27/artificial-muscle-from-fishing-line/
  • Building materials and parts
    • Pick and pull – aka junk yard where you take what you need
    • Adam Savage Tested interview – http://youtu.be/4NmM7zGhLuk
  • Licensing
    • Open source – http://www.oshwa.org/faq/
  •  Batteries
    • Make your own AA – http://youtu.be/3Ts34IWziqo
  • Sensors
    • LIDAR
      • Single point laser range finder
        • Lightware SF02 – https://www.parallax.com/product/28043
  •  Displays
    • See through
      • Lumus – http://www.lumus-optical.com/index.php?Itemid=15&id=9&option=com_content&task=view
        • http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/11/lumus-see-through-wearable-display-hands-on/
      • optinvent – http://optinvent.com/HUD-HMD-benchmark
      • moverio – http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Product.do?sku=V11H423020
      • Virtuality – http://www.digilens.com/Head_Mounted_Display.html