Liquid Metal Concepts here in Phoenix is helping make the aluminum enclosure for the control panel super-extra-rad with some fancy laser cutting and bending. Here are some renderings of the panel (pre chair attachment design)...
So, the cool kids use Solidworks. I'm a lowly Adobe Illustrator and Blender 3D putz. Solidworks does such an incredible job. #Jealous
The guys at Liquid Metal Concepts are really cool and I'd already started working with them before I learned that I could have brought all of my fab ideas/troubles to the LM Labs. So, next revision... There's still a sizable list of to-do items:
- Body design, build
- PCB fab and build (working on that right now)
- Microcontroller software (working on it)
- Replace the wooden chassis with a proper metal one
The next round of updates to this thing, which will likely happen at LM, will be a modular seat/cart system so that we can use a seat or a wagon cart on the chassis. Then I'd like to make the joystick detachable for use in mule mode. After that, start working on wireless control and eventually possibly line-following or indoor location services to have the chair figure out where to go on its own. #Skynet or #Chairnet
Looking forward to some cool pimpin' out on this baby at LM!