Documentation 1
posted 1 year, 11 months ago by Alex JV

The loadcell interface is the most important part of this prototype. Hence a proof of concept for using loadcells to detect shift of weight was carried out. It was decided that the rider stands on a platform supported on four loadcells and they provide the largest base area possible to the rider. Due to the geometry of the loadcells, they cannot be just placed on ground and load applied on them. Hence a mount for all the loadcells combined was designed. It was cut out from multiple layers of acrylic using the laser cutting machine at the Department of Engineering Design Workshop and stuck together. To create a surface for the weight to be placed on the top, hardened glass from the digital weighing machine from which the loadcell were salvaged, was used.