Last week I blogged about a project I was doing for school and about Ball Splines. Well it seems this week we have now incorporated Linear Actuators into the mix. Our project is becoming a lot more complicated and demanding than I originally thought it would be. I’m not complaining because I know this is how the real world will be and I might as well get the practice in now.
Anyways, linear actuators are basically in everything we use, from drawers, to elevators. We may not think of the items needed to work these everyday items but they are there, and they are important. Linear Actuators are interesting to learn about because there are so many different kinds of them: profile rail, round rail, sliding elements, short travel and a lot more (but I don’t want to bore you). Our professor guided us to buy these parts from SMI4Motion, and yes we had to pay for our own stuff! Luckily nothing has been that ridiculous in price and we have learned a lot of info just from the manufacturer themselves about these items.
Like most guys, I enjoy keeping up with technology and having the latest “toys”. I’m still a student in college and am going into engineering so I’m always curious of the parts that it takes to put my gadgets together. Many people just buy, buy, buy without knowing how their toys are made or the work it takes to make such things. During one of my classes I had a huge project where I had to work with robotics.
I had never worked with robotics and thought it was going to be much more difficult than it actually was. If it wasn’t for ball splines I would have never made it through my project. Ball splines are a special type of linear motion bearing that provides linear friction-less linear motion and also transmits torque. The difference between a shaft and a bushing is that a shaft is free to move up and down and is free to rotate.
I decided to go buy my boyfriend a GPS, because he likes to think he knows where he’s going, but nine times out of ten…he doesn’t. We love to go on road trips and we are out on the road all the time, but it’s always nice to have the extra comfort to check where you think you are going.
I didn’t really know much about the GPS systems, but I got the Garmin GPS and so far we really like it. It’s a touch screen, and it can give you voice to voice directions. We usually turn the sound off though, because after a while it can get annoying. He loves the 3D traffic guide, that can help you steer clear of traffic which is a big bonus, because we do not like traffic at all. It’s amazing at what all these things can do. I’m thinking about getting my mom and dad one too, because they are always traveling the country and it definitely comes in handy.
This was a gift my boyfriends dad got for his birthday last week. He is always out in his shop working on some type of machine. Whether it is a lawn mower, a bike, a tractor, or his car, he can always fix it.
This is a clock looks like gears and a chain, but the really cool thing is, that it was actually once used on some type of machine. I think it was a perfect gift for him, and if you have some type of a mechanical man in your family or life, it’s a great gift to get. His daughter got it for him, and she seems to always fine the perfect gifts for people. I don’t know if she just always shops online, or just does alot of looking around. She has talent though, and I am always looking forward to see what type of thing she got next to give away.
If you are getting your orange county personal training on why dont you go to your workout sessions in style. I say that you should hook up your car with these Universal car seat covers. Car seat covers protect your car and add a little flair and pizazz to your car. I think these car seat covers will have you getting noticed everytime you go out.
Imagine all the attention you will attract when you go to get your workout on. I bet all the ladies will be noticing your car.
If you have trouble parking correctly in your garage, I suggest you get a two car laser parking system. This this system you should have no trouble getting your two cars to fit in the garage. I know sometimes the girlfriends dont know how to park the car right. I know its not always your fault why the cars dont fit correctly in the garage.
Eliminate all the stress and struggle of parkingthe cars right and get the two car laser system for your garage today.
Besides buying fragrance lamp oil I would like to buy a Parrot MKi9200 Bluetooth Car Kit. With all the accidents I have witnessed I think this bluetooth car kit would be perfect for me. There are a few things I have to order online but these two items are at the top of my list.
I think your house and your car should be your two places of zen and they sure are mine. I enjoy the time I spend at my house and everytime I take a trip in my car. Have any of you used this Parrot car kit before? I like that I can connect my ipod and I can make calls without getting my phone out of my pocket.
Never get lost again going to that orange county personal training session you signed up for. Get a TomTom portable GPS navigation system. I dont know how many times I have needed to be somewhere at a certain time and it is very hard to read other people’s directions or handwriting. Never again will I depend on other people for directions.
If you are like me and get lost easily I suggest buying a TomTom navigation system too.
If you are one of those drivers who on occasion likes to put petal to the medal, I suggest getting a Cobra 12 Band Ultra Performance Digital Radar/Laser Detector w/ Compass & Voice Alert. You have to be prepared in case there is a radar taking speeds around your area.
You dont want to get caught up and end up with a very expensive ticket and possibly losing your drivers license. Having a digital radar and laser detector might help you out from getting into trouble.
Every man should have a cb radio in order to communicate with others when he is on the road. There is no need to get a big bulky one that needs to stay in one vehicle either. The Midland 75-822 40-Channel Hand-Held CB Radio will be just what you need. Check out the features and tell me if its not something you got to have.