Dragster Project: emphasis on control

CNC machines.Control ‡ The dragster project focuses on control ‡ Controlling electric motors is the basis for many applications in industry Examples of applications include: standard power tools and machines ± (most electric drills will reverse direction) automated machines. and robotic machines ‡ Control of motors is primary ± desired motion is secondary .

What is a dragster? .

Shirley Muldowney NY won the Top Fuel Championship in 1977. 1980. and 1982 ± ranked 5th in all time speed driver list. Muldowney is Irish American ± Don¶t forget Tracey! .

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Each wheel may be controlled separately.Dragster Theme Expandable design . Two simple gearboxes and motors are used to drive large rear wheels. Prototype vehicle: .Body based on inter fitting aluminium channels.

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Dragster Theme .

Dragster Theme Simple design .one piece frame or body to support additional components - .

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Castor in a car steering .

Electronic theory. dimensioning. exercises in SolidWorks Screwing and Tapping. Equipment. and consideration of other methods Assembly Techniques Drive Systems Electronics: Finishes: Gear boxes . etc Sketching of idea¶s. Costs. Polishing. Pulley Systems. Vacuum forming of body shell. Board layout. Materials.Both bought and constructed.Dragster Project Integration of Topics: Project Management Body/Frame design: Allocation of resources. etc. Timing circuits. and Soldering. Time. Bevel gears. Components. Circuit design. . selection of suitable materials. Worm Gears. Painting. Drive reversal. Belt & Chain Drives.

2. 3. Design theory and practice Appropriate material selection Marking out and fitting skills Assembly and joining processes Electronic circuit design theory and practice Mould making theory and practice Finishes. . 5. 7. general and project specific. 4. 8. 6.Dragster project Summary Some or all of the following areas may be integrated and incorporated into the final project: 1. surface and other Project Management Safety considerations. 9.

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