Although bTR is not operating any more I still want to contribute my hard work for others to use. I thought I would kick off uploading the many parts with my favorite. This is a micro sized servo mount that can hold seven HS-81 or similar sized (HS-82mg ect...). I designed this to work in the robotic arm but it could work in many robotic projects that need many servos packed tightly. It has a system in the center to mount to a shaft with a set screw.
It is with great difficulty that I inform you that bTR is discontinuing its operations. There were a lot of factors that contributed to this decision, and eventually the only possible direction was to disband the company.
First, I am grateful for all the support and encouragement we received, which makes announcing our close all the more difficult. As for the work we did and its future– the team agreed to split with each taking their major contributions to the project to do as they see fit.
For my part I wish to share my designs so that they can be used by other individuals in the open community for makers and engineers. Along with building the branding and company structure I spent most of my time in SolidWorks creating the mechanical parts for our prosthetic. These were all designed with intention to be printed on consumer grade easily available 3D printers. Many of these work with off the shelf parts like servos and bearings etc. I will upload my major works on GrabCAD and Thingiverse and will provide information on the function and specs of each part in the coming weeks.
I want to thank everyone who supported us and believed in what we were doing. I firmly believe that even though we were not able to achieve our goal, this is a growing field, and advancements are continually being made to benefit humanity, technology and design.
I am really happy to be able to invite you to a Pittsburgh IEEE meeting! Come see me speak on using readily available technology, and 3D printing in the design of non-Invasive assisted devices. Followed by a tech demonstration by Shane Adams. Open to anyone who is interested.
For the first time a medium has offered the possibility of a unrestricted playground for the artists and engineers working in it, letting the final result be the fully realized outcome of their imaginations. This presentation will be about where 3D printing is and where it could be going as well as leveraging iterative design work flows around it to increase productivity and quality for robotics applications.
Time: 06:30PM to 09:00PM (2.50 hours)
Building: Four Points by Sheraton (inside the Sheraton Hotel)
910 Sheraton Drive
United States 16046