Vaguely based off of the exoskeleton from Elysium
So unfortunately, I don't own weights to test this thing out... I'm thinking I'll try and make some concrete ones -- or as a fall back plan, just use cinder blocks.
Okay so making concrete ones didn't work out so well -- cinder blocks will have to do.
Last minute preparations before the big test...
Alright so I've got the one arm mounted to the frame -- let's see how she works!
Seems to work pretty good... Let's make the other arm and mount it all together!
Let's put it all together!
One of the trickiest parts of this build will be keeping the exoskeleton flexible, so I've been looking at using Ball Joints (Spherical Rod Ends or Heim Joints). But can I combine two together to make a joint with more flexibility?
So to mount this thing on me I can't exactly copy the real Elysium design... not crazy about installing screws into my skeleton...
I was trying to figure out a way to make a frame that can support a large weight so I looked at camping backpack frame designs... Perfect. But we're going to have to make one out of steel to make it a bit stronger.
Time for some planning before we get too far ahead of ourselves!
It works! We're currently running it at 100PSI and even at that pressure it is capable of curling a battery that weighs 67lbs!
These cylinders are rated for 250PSI, so hypothetically we could lift over 150lbs! Per arm!
This is exciting -- let's test out the arm!
Now that I have a rough idea of what I'm doing, let's test out some of the components!