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ASTROMECH SERIES TWO KINEMATICAND OPERATION MODEL REPORT

            INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION   ASTROMECH SERIES TWO KINEMATIC AND OPERATION MODEL REPORT   AUTHOR: TIM SHILLING DATE: 18 DEC 2017         – INTERNAL DESIGN DOCUMENTATION – PROPRIETARY, FOR INTERNAL & EDUCATIONAL USES ONLY, NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT Contents 1.    BACKGROUND    2 2.    PURPOSE    2 3.    DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM    4     4 4.    SCOPE    5 5.    TASK / CONFIGURATION […]

Magic Semi-Rigid Tether Deployment Damping Experiment

  A Demonstration and Optimization of a Nanosatellite‘s Mechanically Actuated Gravity-Induced Control (MAGIC) Semi-Rigid Tether Release System and Tip Mass Slow-Down Mechanism   A Part of the Deployment and Intelligent Nanosatellite Operations (DINO) Nanosatellite Project   Author: Timothy Shilling 3/26/04   Based on and Portions From the Work of: Timothy Shilling Jeffrey Parker Michael Martinez Grayson McArthur   Original Concept: […]

CAD Hardware Selection

I usually don’t include bolts and nuts in my CAD assemblies, but this was mostly do to not having CAD files for these things readily available. I decided to fix that and create nut and bolt sets: Metric Button Head:     https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3402872 Metric Socket Head:    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3402887 Metric Nuts:         https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3402714 Each set contains *.STL, *.F3D and *.STP files and have been optimized for […]

Elf Helmet

This is a very old prop for me. I built this back in 2002, I was 19 at the time. I got a head cast to sculpt on and sculpted the helmet out of clay. I built the helmet before the Lord of the Rings (The two towers) movie was released and carved it from the few reference photos I […]

New Printrbot Plus V2 – Scrap Built

If you have followed, I tried adding a plastic extruder to my CNC Router. The results were less than desirable. Not horrible all of the time but terribly unreliable. So, I finally decided to build my own 3D printer. Having studied RepRap and many other printers I settled on something that I could build with the tools I had, a […]

Life Clock – Escape from New York

In 2007 I was approached to produce two life clocks from the movie Escape from New York. In the movie, the main character is given 24hrs to live and a watch to show how much time he had left. From reference photos and constraints of the required electronics I was able to generate some design files. The final piece was […]

1911 Grips

I don’t currently own a 1911 but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate what can be done to customize them. A friend and fellow aviator came to me looking for a set of grips with aviator wings carved in. I was happy to help. The grip texture proved to be the most difficult part. I tried setting up a grid […]

Halo AR

I have to be honest upfront that I am not a big video game player and have only played Halo enough to do research on the gun. Seems like a cool game, just too many other hobbies to take up my time. I found the AR interesting as it is similar to the pulse rifle from Aliens in function and […]