We would really like to thank our sponsors, including Animatics, Metal Supermarkets, The Olander Company, and all of our Kickstarter backers. In addition to those who provided financial support, we would also like to thank all those who provided help and advice, as well as our families for putting up with us during the project. We couldn’t have done it without all of you!
We sincerely apologize for the out-of-date information here on the site. We also apologize to all of those who have contacted us that have not received a response. The last few months of of the semester were extremely busy for us and things haven’t slowed down since. As soon as we find the time we will respond to everyone that has contacted us about the project, update the information here to describe some of the final stages of the project in greater detail, and polish off the remaining details on the simulator itself. Until then, the video below shows the results of our final presentation at San Jose State in May.
Now, for those interested in purchasing a complete motion simulator, unfortunately we do not currently have any plans of commercializing the simulator. After graduate school we may pursue developing a commercial version but it wouldn’t be for at least a few years.
On a related note, we received a surprising amount of positive feedback about the Arduino-powered Stewart Platform we built as a proof-of-concept prototype. As a result, we have redesigned the platform and we will soon be offering the new and improved version for sale in both a kit version and a fully assembled version. Let us know if you’re interested and we’ll mark you down for discounted indroductory pricing.
Full Motion Dynamics is a two-man Mechanical Engineering student team from San Jose State University. We successfully designed and built a 6 degree-of-freedom motion platform for our senior project. Check out the “About The Project ” page for info.
Here’s a rendering of our final design going through the motions.
The videos below are some demonstrations of our Arduino-powered prototype in action:
And this was a side project for our mechatronic control systems class this semester. We used the 6 DOF platform to create a ball and plate balancing system with PID control: