Boca Bearings presents one of this year’s Innovation Contest entries!
Barobot is an open source device that pours cocktails by mixing alcohol, soft drinks and sodas. It holds up to 12 bottles and can pour a drink with military accuracy!
Mixing drinks at home parties might prove a challenge if you are not a trained bartender with professional equipment. It requires remembering many recipes and accurate measures which could be disastrous if you forget. More importantly, it distracts you from interacting with your guests. Barobot’s creator intends to solve this problem altogether.
Barobot is made possible by three needle roller bearings in actuator, two thrust bearings allow carriage movement and timing belt uses two ball bearings for smooth movement.
Though ingenious, Barobot is only one of many entrants in the Innovation Contest. Be sure to check Barobot and other entries at: http://www.bocabearings.com/innovation-contest/ContestantDetails.aspx?ProjectID=106
Past Innovation Contest winner Highlight: September 2012.
Simple Electric Bicycle
The Electric Bicycle is a motorized homemade bicycle capable of 35km/h speeds. Built as a response to expensive public transportation fees.
The inventor’s goal is to build a plain, simple and cheap electric bicycle. Its design simple enough to be replicable by anyone. Made possible by the use of high standard bearings in the electric motor, in order to reduce friction, as well as a multitude of bearings in the bicycle itself.
Though ingenious, the Simple Electric Bicycle is only one of many entrants in the Innovation Contest. Be sure to check out the Simple Electric Bicycle and other entries at: http://www.bocabearings.com/innovation-contest/ContestantDetails.aspx?ProjectID=39
Electric Arduino Go Kart
This project consists of an arduino-controlled electric go kart. It is powered by 3x 5S LiPo batteries, and the motor is a 450kV Savox brushless motor dishing out a maximum speed of 30mph.
The creator’s goal is to build a fully functional go kart that doesn’t require gasoline, unlike most of the commercial models, and is equally powerful. Additionally, this kart is intended to be environmentally sound and travel 10-15 miles on a single charge. 8 ball bearings are used to hold the wheels to the frame. An additional 2 pillow blocks with embedded ball bearings hold the jackshaft.
Though interesting, the Electric Arduino Go Kart is only one of many contenders in this year’s Innovation Contest. Be sure to check out the Electric Arduino Go Kart and others entries at: http://bocabearings.com/innovation-contest/ContestantDetails.aspx?ProjectID=129
The Animatronic Owl is a result of 3d printing, taxidermy and a lot of creativity, resulting in a life-like animatronic bird armature. It can be programmed to be run by hand held radio controlled units or to be set up to run a pre programmed routine, which along with an in-house “naturalization code”, performs randomly ‘to give that unpredictable gesture that nature has’.
Its inventor specializes in animatronic bird armatures for taxidermists, tv and film, theatre, attractions, and exhibitions ‘including conservation decoys for law enforcement agencies, hunting decoys, retail stores, and speciality market displays. The armature uses two types of bearings; three 8mm flanged bearings are in the wing joins as well as a larger 24mm ball bearing on the back of the wings to allow for additional movements.
Though lifelike, the Animatronic Owl is only one of the many entrants in this year’s Innovation Contest. Be sure to check Animatronic Owl and other entries at: http://www.bocabearings.com/innovation-contest/ContestantDetails.aspx?ProjectID=101
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