29 Aug '13, 11pm

24-hour hackathon produces respectable accelerometer labyrinth

24-hour hackathon produces respectable accelerometer labyrinth

This thing looks so well crafted we’re shocked that it’s a 24-hour build. Just putting together the walls of a maze that size takes some time. They then mounted it in a gimbaled frame which tilts the using servos. Check out the demo video below to get a look at the underpinnings. There are several elastic bands connecting the base to the maze. These act as shock absorbers to help keep the movement smooth and to prevent any oscillations from the frame flexing. For us this is an important design element that we’ll keep in mind (just in case we need to win another competition by designing a labyrinth

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/08/29/24-hour-hackathon-produces...

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