Boca Bearings presents the July 2012 Innovation Contest winner!
The Avery Dicycle is both a work of mechanical art and a human powered transportation device. Beyond that, according to its inventor, the interactive nature of the Dicycle requires ‘thinking beyond self’ to operate.
The creator’s objective is to build a unique human powered machine requiring teamwork and communication which will inspire other artists to bring their dreams into the physical realm. All made possible by the use of (2) 3/16” flange bearings without the flange for the suspension of the seat and pedal crank frame. Additionally, the Avery dicycle contains a 3/16” main axle utilizing ER style bearings into the hubs.
Though unique, the Avery Dicycle is only one of many exciting entrants in the Innovation Contest. Be sure to check out the Avery Dicycle and other entries at: http://www.bocabearings.com/innovation-contest/ContestantDetails.aspx?ProjectID=65
Boca Bearings remembers one of 2012’s Innovation Contest entries!
Home Care Robot Eva
With the growing rate of elderly worldwide, home care professionals have to divide their time over more clients. They spend a lot of time on practical tasks such as fetching and bringing around objects, limiting the amount of time they can spend on a more social support level.
The creator’s goal in this project was to build a robot that could take over practical tasks to provide home care professionals with more time to spend on a personal level with their clients. Home Care Robot Eva uses a multitude of ball bearings to ensure reliable and precise movements.
Though interesting, Home Care Robot Eva is only one of the many exciting entries in 2012’s Innovation Contest. Be sure to check out this year’s Innovation Contest at: http://www.bocabearings.com/innovation-contest/
Boca Bearings presents one of this year’s Innovation Contest entries!
Axis360 is a motion control system that rotates and slides a camera. Axis360 is compact and lightweight, sets up easily, and is extremely versatile. It moves at a wide range of speeds, fluidly or incrementally, and works with most DSLR, mirrorless, and cinema cameras.
Its creator intended to build a kit that a single filmmaker could carry easily, seeing as the equipment used to obtain the same shot, tends to be significantly heavier. Axis360 can be used a small motorized pan head, a three axis pan, tilt and slide rig, and everything in between. Urethane coated bearings rolls the cart down the rails. Ball bearings hold the belt pulley, and bearings enable smooth motor rotations.
Though amazing, Axis360 is only of many entrants in this year’s Innovation Contest. Be sure to check out this entry and many others at: http://www.bocabearings.com/innovation-contest/ContestantDetails.aspx?ProjectID=94
A lot of research with raptors require researchers to capture individuals to put on identifying leg bands, and possibly radio transmitters. Essentially, researchers set up a net near the nest and place a lure in front of it. The hawks will swoop at the lure to try to chase it from the nest area and subsequently, get captured in the net. It is a very effective trapping method, but there are several problems that a good animatronic lure would overcome.
Its inventor is certain that, if it was confirmed to work well, numerous researchers would be interested in forgoing the headaches of live lures and stuffed decoys by getting an animatronic one. The hawk used two different types of bearings: 4mm flanged bearing and a larger 7.5mm ball bearing.
Though innovative, the Animatronic Hawk is only one of the many exciting entries in 2012’s Innovation Contest. Be sure to check out this year’s Innovation Contest at: http://www.bocabearings.com/innovation-contest/
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 contenders 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