Gizmo | Jumping robot

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Autonomous animal surveillance robot

2nd year design project

Brief (in brief)

Design an autonomous jumping robot that can jump 30 cm up and 30 cm forwards. The design had to weigh less than 300 g and cost less than £100.


Solution

My final solution used the real testing to develop the most weight efficient robot possible at the lowest cost. Every body part is 3D printed and requires no post-print processing.

Physical testing

Using 3D printing I could iterate different designs by testing them with the real weights. By optimising, I could reduce both the cost and the weight. Some parts were remarkably strong, with the claw taking 4 Kg before snapping.

Report

Upon submission, the report achieved a 1st and was the one of the top 3 projects in the year group.


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Alfie Thompson | Design Engineer | London

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