Saturday, August 15, 2009
Pneumatic Trap Door drawings
In my last semester of college, I was on a team that built a pneumatically powered trap door. It used two air pistons that held the door shut and opened it to a fixed position. We used only pnematic equipement that we had in stock, so the challenge was to design the door and platform around the air piston's range of motion. These drawings demonstrate how critical the design phase of a project is and how much effort goes into a project before any physical construction is started.