Process to making Shoe-Levator

PROJECT NAME: SHOE-LEVATOR

Assistive tech that helps people put on their shoes with ease.

DESIGN TEAM: Time Traveling Hemingways

Eugene Dorokhin, Isabela Caetano, Zacharry Georges, Sarah Nasr, and Abraham Makhdoomi

BLUEPRINT:IMG_0042

Draw & embed a blueprint of your final prototype, show it from multiple angles, and clearly label all of the parts (the parts list below is a numbered list – you could use those numbers in your blueprint

PARTS LIST:

2 pieces of wood 12.25” x 10” x .75”

2 pieces of wood 7” x 10” x .75”

2 pieces of wood 7” x 12.5” x .75”

hinges

linear actuator

nails

wood glue

multiple wires of varying lengths

solder

electrical tape

3D printed parts (remote control)

velcro

Early Prototype

Early Prototype

IMPLEMENTATION TUTORIAL: (STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO BUILD YOUR FINAL PROTOTYPE! INCLUDE CODE, PHOTOS (IF APPLICABLE) ETC)

STEP 1: Begin by putting together a box from the given wood except one of the large 12.25” x 10” x .75” pieces.

STEP 2: Attach hinges and then the final piece of wood to the hinges so that the box closes completely

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STEP 3: Construct wire system such that actuator goes both in and out based on a remote control

STEP 4: Drill hole into box and have wires leading to remote control going out for user control

STEP 5: Velcro the actuator to the side opposite of the hinges such that it lifts the lid between a 20 and 60 degree angle. Use blocks of either plastic or any available material to lift the actuator from the bottom of the box to attain this angle.

STEP 6: Apply grip tape to the top of the lid in order to prevent the shoe from sliding off from when at a steep angle.

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Possible improvements:

If possible we would like to improve the system to account for more types of shoe than the basic sneaker. We would make the control wireless so that the user is less constricted by it and we would make the box foldable so that it would not take up as much space.

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