Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Making parts

Ninety percent of the parts are now designed, and many of the cross-axle pieces have been machined.  Assembling the cross-axle with its differential will be an exciting step.  I took the previous Pedalong out of its wheelchair this morning and will be meeting an attorney about the provisional patent tomorrow afternoon. CAD drawings are being prepared by Rahul.

An SBIR proposal to NIDRR (National Institute for Disability Research and Rehabilitation) is partly finished, but the submission schedule has not yet been released.  Proving the value of Pedalong will be the primary focus of the next stages of its development.  Manufacturing efficiency and strength analysis will be elements of the continual design improvement.