Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Solenoid Modelling

By completing this task i have learnt a lot. To be able to get it to 'peck', i had to balance out the head with the tail. I also found that it only pecks effectively when the solenoid hits off the tail.

As you can see in the video, the solenoid's action is very small. By this i mean the piston going in and out is about 5mm. This restricts the movement the bird can conduct and therefor the 'peck'.

Things to think about:
  1. angel the bird is attached to the device
  2. shape of the bird
  3. materials of the bird
  4. size of the bird
  5. whether it can hit off other materials.

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