Boca Bearings presents one of this year’s Innovation Contest entries!
Electric Go Cart
Its an Electric Go Cart! Loads of fun to drive and plenty of torque to get you up and over anything. Powered by 2x Turnigy Brushless outrunners it has an 8S2P LiPo pack, it packs a bit of a punch with a top speed of 22mph and a range of over 5 miles.
Its creator’s goal is to learn how to build an electric vehicle as well as the individual components involved. The cart uses bearings in the steering for the front to wheels and the steering shaft. Both of these spots use sleeve bearings.
Though fun, the Electric Go Cart is only one of many entrants in this year’s Innovation Contest. Be sure to check out the Electric Go Cart and other entries at: http://www.bocabearings.com/innovation-contest/ContestantDetails.aspx?ProjectID=110
The Tri-Brid Vehicle
The Tri-Brid Vehicle’s maker seeks to promote sustainable transportation and lessen dependence on the electrical grid through the use of this innovative take on electrical bicycles.
Permanent magnetic bearings play a crucial role in the design of this product. Composite wheels allow for the incorporation of electric motors. The electric motors are wired to a lithium ion rechargeable battery array, which in turn are recharged when the wheels spin. The motors can either propel the bicycle or recharge the battery array. Additionally, the bicycle frame can be configured to harness the wind to charge the array and power solid state lighting or small electric devices. The power from this battery array can also be used to power a wide variety of small electronic devices.
Though ambitious, the Tri-Brid Vehicle is only one of many entries in this year’s Innovation Contest. Bes sure to check the Tri-Brid Vehicle and many other entries at: http://www.bocabearings.com/innovation-contest/ContestantDetails.aspx?ProjectID=105
Past Innovation Contest winner Highlight: January 2012.
The Acavallo Carousel is a work of participatory art - A Cavallo, the Carousel, is a rolling Coney Island pirate ship with steel horses galloping, a stage on the back, and shooting musical fire up above; celebrating life, art and performance along the way.
The artist’s dream is for this art project to provide the backbone for a nonprofit educational organization, teaching making skills and building interactive public art. All made possible by a multitude of rod bearings in the suspension swingarms and horse-crank stabilizers. There are also the bearings in the motors, the gearboxes, and in all the hubs of the many wheels.
Though impressive, the Acavallo Carousel is only one of many exciting entrants in the Innovation Contest. Be sure to check out Acavallo Carousel and other entries at:
Spiro is a novel staircase design for space-critical applications. This Spiral Staircase can be retracted when not in use in order to save space in buildings for any other purpose. Large space which is normally required to construct a conventional staircase cannot be utilized for any other purpose.
The objective of this invention is simply to construct a staircase that utilizes the minimum amount of space possible, leaving the remaining space to be used for any other purpose. Each step of the staircase consists of two radial bearings at the top and at the bottom of the step.
Though innovative, Spiro is only one of the many entries in this year’s Innovation Contest. Be sure to check out Spiro and other entries at: http://www.bocabearings.com/innovation-contest/ContestantDetails.aspx?ProjectID=99
Boca Bearings presents one this year’s Innovation Contest entries!
CNC Plasma System Build
The CNC Plasma build is a culmination of many components to form a complete system/machine. Many of the components were custom built and designed as the project grew. This build created a great machine for its creators to use to build other things as well as , hopefully, a guide for thousands of others around the world.
The goal of this project was to build a high end quality cnc plasma cutting machine but, do it on a budget. It allowed its makers to create and fabricate high precision parts and also create art and custom pieces which would have not been possible without CNC, all within a hobbyist’s budget. All this made possible by a multitude of double row type bearings, mostly on the gantry providing the guide rollers for the x and y axis as well as in the z axis for guides and supports.
Though ambitious, the CNC Plasma System Build is only one of the many entrants in this year’s Innovation Contest. Be sure to check out the CNC Plasma System Build and other entries at: http://www.bocabearings.com/innovation-contest/ContestantDetails.aspx?ProjectID=119