Here are some sketches that I feel are relevant at this point. They are a selection of the drawings that I feel describe my thought process and justification for going in the direction I have chosen:
The sketches above were drawn before Christmas, but it was at this point that I got to thinking about getting rid of the mechanism. I feel that the same results, or perhaps better results can be yielded by having a passive system that would be easy to use and simple to set up. Keeping it lightweight also wouldn’t hurt.
I began to investigate the idea of keeping the product lightweight and modular at this point. After speaking with my lecturers, they also agree that it is at least worth looking into. I will start constructing a test rig very soon.