Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Prototype 1

The initial design phase was limited by the software chosen, so didn't progress past a few ideas, as I knew it would all need re-inventing. While you can build anything you want in 3DSMAX to the correct dimensions, the editing tools available are just not the same as using a real solid modelling program. 3DSMAX has no STEP file output, Solid Modeling programs have additional things like bearings & fasteners, it's much more fun having the right tool for the job.

Ideas for Inclusion into the Photo Bike:
Stabilizer, Winch, Telescopic Boom / Monopod /Sled
16mm Rails, 3D LR/90 Deg' Rig
Regenerative Power & other generator/motor technology?
Extension Arms, 360 Nodal Pan,  Pano Object table
Grips, Plates, Shoulder Pads, Balance weights & plenty of mounting holes

With further development who knows, Carbon Slider and one of those rigs that fly's on wire, no not the pegasus. Still working on the design of the lockable Iso elastic (or other) cross bar, who knows maybe that will be separate, and this cross bar could be used as on a one piece arm. I've seen many interesting design ideas, folding wheels Who knows maybe the wheels could be made into a mini-track?

A search for the perfect combination of Form & Function!