Bottle Lift and Transfer: Team 17D

  • Summary:
    • The Bottle Lift and Transfer project is a one-quarter project of MAE 151A. The primary objective of this endeavor is to engineer a mechanism capable of lifting a standard, unopened 16-ounce water bottle vertically and transferring it horizontally onto a predetermined platform. The device is mandated to operate entirely autonomously, powered by batteries, and be able to possess repeatability in its actions.
    • To meet these stringent criteria, this team devised and fabricated a sophisticated system comprising a scissor lift mechanism for vertical movement and a linear actuator to facilitate horizontal transfer. The intricate motions are orchestrated and controlled by an Arduino UNO board, leveraging IR sensors to signal the controller and dictate halts during the vertical ascent.
  • Background:
    • Mr. Shorbagy Mohamed, this team's sponsor, does his work mainly on dynamics and controls. This project represents the students' learning of dynamics and controls concepts in a final project that displays their capabilities as engineers. This project is an example of the designs that these engineers may be required to create by, for example, a manufacturing or packaging companies that need to automate their processes. 
  • Goal and Objectives:
    • February 1st, 2024 - Concept brainstorming complete
    • February 13th, 2024 - Conceptual design and Bill of Materials complete
    • February 29th, 2024 - Electrical hardware gathering and manufacturing of mechanical components complete 
    • March 5th, 2024 - Assembly of mechanical components and electrical hardware complete
    • March 11th, 2024 - Software writing complete; begin testing of electronics, mechanical assembly, and software
    • March 22nd, 2024 - Finalized bottle lift and transfer assembly complete
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A simple design to fulfill a complicated task: transferring a bottle to a platform of unspecified height