Self-Balancing Staff: Weighted Walking Stick Stays UprightBlind

Contest Closed
Description:
Self Balancing cane:
Looking to develop a self balancing walking stick for old people. So whenever they stop or sit or do anything else they simply let go of the stick. the stick will balance it self and never fall down and it will stay upright. im open to new approaches and idea that gets what i want which is easy to use walking cane with self balancing ability and good looks
Wants:
1 . CAD Model
2. CAD Drawings with detailed drawings
3. Assembly drawings
4. bill of material
5. realistic size same as the normal walking cane
6. it has to be light in weight
7. strong and wont break with weight
8. always will balance it self and never fall
9.need to look stylish, classic and simple
10. the stick will not get stuck on the ground and will have one center
Don't Wants:
1. the simple designs where it has 4 ugly legs.
2. the heavy weight material
3. the over size dimensions
4. bad looks and unmodern
Ask for Sample:
please provide a sample of design and function and how will it self balance it self (mechanism)
Software:
  1. solid works

Entries

#38 Modern Self-Balancing Walking Cane by Anne Pauley
This modern practical cane is designed to be attractive, inexpensive to manufacture, and simple to assemble. The cane is divided into three sections: Handle, shaft, and base for efficient injection molding.

Weight: .55kg
Balance angle: Approx 35-40 degrees (see CG in picture)
Options for either ABS or carbon fiber center shaft
Other pieces are injection molded ABS (for durability and cost control)
Weighted base is machined or cast steel or lead
Bottom cap is non-slip rubber for function and to cover screws
ABS pieces slide together and attach using epoxy

Minor changes and additional files available after contest upon request
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Jul 30, 2018 13:31
#37 Modern Self-Balancing Walking Cane by Anne Pauley
This modern practical cane is designed to meet the requirements, be inexpensive to manufacture, and simple to assemble.
Weight: .55kg
Balance angle: Approx 35 degrees (see CG in picture)

Options for either ABS or carbon fiber shaft
Other pieces are injection molded ABS (for durability and cost control)
Minor adjustments available after contest upon request
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Jul 30, 2018 13:21
#35 BADASS CANE BLUEPRINTS DETAILS by arkiattack
Hello! Based on your weight requirements, I have rethought the carbon fiber materials, to use ABS PC plastic, which reduces its weight and cost significantly , and is sturdy for the weight load. The exterior can receive a carbon fiber coating to maintain the style. Attached an animation to check the self-balance of the cane. And improve the angle of return inclination. I hope you like it, and we achieve this!; D
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Jul 30, 2018 9:37
#34 DISEÑO BASTON AUTOEQUILIBRIO by JOSE REDONDO
se adjunta el modelado y el informe del diseño del bastón auto-equilibrio. Se diseño el puño ergonomicamente, para reducir la fatiga en la mano y la altura graduable. el recubrimiento del puño es sustituible.
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Jul 30, 2018 4:07
#33 PROTOTIPO BASTON AUTOEQUILIBRIO DE ALUMINIO by JOSE REDONDO
SE REALIZO UN PROTOTIPO DE ALUMINIO CON MATERIALES DISPONIBLES. PARA LUEGO REALIZAR LAS MEJORAS RESPECTIVAS EN EL DISEÑO FINAL.
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Jul 30, 2018 3:56
#32 Design Update by Gayu Falah
The design will perfectly fits with neutral posture of the human hand. works naturally according to the human hand posture so it does not require awkward posture that can cause other problems to the user (esspecially for elders). Another detail calculation will be submitted soon, please kindly give the feedback or any comments will be appreciated, thank you in advance.
- Gayu
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Jul 29, 2018 13:51
#31 Self-Balancing Cane by Gayu Falah
my first concept.
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Jul 28, 2018 16:29
#30 Balancing Stick 1 by Michael Dimou
The main material for durability of the stick will be from carbon fiber, for the stability of the stick I have made the lower part from lead material (or you can fill the internal space in the lower part 250ml with water). So the total weight for the stick will be 0,41 Kg.
Please find the attached photos in order to check my study about your Balancing stick.
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Jul 26, 2018 9:55
#29 Balancing Stick by Michael Dimou
It is very interesting project. Please check the attached photos in order to give me a feedback.
Good Luck.
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Jul 25, 2018 18:03
#28 walking_stick_c4.stp by Karthikeyan Arumugam
Hi,
Please find the attached concept 4 files of Self balancing walking stick for your review.
Thanks and Best Regards
Karthikeyan Arumugam
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Jul 24, 2018 9:40
#27 walking_stick_c3.stp by Karthikeyan Arumugam
Hi,
Please find the attached concept 3 files of Self balancing walking stick for your review.
Thanks and Best Regards
Karthikeyan Arumugam
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Jul 23, 2018 9:42
#26 CanneOne by REDA
;)
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Jul 22, 2018 22:10
#25 CanneOne by REDA
;)
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Jul 22, 2018 22:04
#24 Self-Balancing Staff by Anne Pauley
Jul 22, 2018 3:11
#23 walking_stick_c2.stp by Karthikeyan Arumugam
Hi,
Please find the attached concept 2 files of Self balancing walking stick for your review.
Thanks and Best Regards
Karthikeyan Arumugam
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Jul 21, 2018 14:53
#22 Modern Self Balancing Cane by Ridley Designs
This is the first iteration on a modern self balancing cane design. It is adjustable for heights of 5' to 6' tall. The majority is made of CFRP with exception of the hardware, counter weight, and end cap.
I do not have SolidWorks so I exported STEP files from Inventor. I hope this is acceptable for you.
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Jul 20, 2018 16:37
#21 For Project: Self-Balancing Staff: by Akuma X
Here are my concept design for this contest with FF:
0.27kg plain carbon steel and a 0.14kg hallow Alloy for the transition of 1/2" approx. 800mm height and 0.08kg HARRISON SUPERDUCT (Duct/Pipe) with Helium injection for the free floating upward.
Total weight Mass = 0.48 kilograms or equal to 1.07 pounds.
Special Feature:
LED Flash Light in Front of Handle and a reflectorized RED sticker indicator for the Rear Handle, addtional reflectorized Sticker on the body of the Pipe for noticing the old man/woman especially when crossing street at night.
Your Rate are more highly appreciated.
Thank you. Good Luck!
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Jul 19, 2018 10:14
#20 BADASS CANE (correction view) by arkiattack
Hello! I hope I can still consider my proposal. I wanted to give it a modern and dynamic look, with a stylized design in ultralight carbon fiber. And low center of gravity, with a steel mass inside a gyroscope to find stability, also at angles inclined. Some improvement to consider was to include size adjust, a front light to search for objects in the dark, and a reflective signal for back visual caution. If you want to move foward these design, or more details, let me know please!:D "Be the envy of others use this aerodynamic and ergonomic cane, and see them eat dust behind you. keep the style! "
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Jul 19, 2018 8:45
#19 Self balancing stick_all surfaces by Kumud
Simple , aesthetic , stable and low weighted self balancing walking stick.It follows all the above constraints.This type of design will work on all type of surfaces.The given file can be edited in fusion 360 but I have also attached a STEP file for solidworks.
Thanks and Waiting for your review....
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Jul 19, 2018 8:03
#18 BADASS CANE by arkiattack
Hello! I hope I can still consider my proposal. I wanted to give it a modern and dynamic look, with a stylized design in ultralight carbon fiber. And low center of gravity, with a steel mass inside a gyroscope to find stability, also at angles inclined. Some improvement to consider was to include size adjust, a front light to search for objects in the dark, and a reflective signal for back visual caution. If you want to move foward these design, or more details, let me know please!:D "Be the envy of others use this aerodynamic and ergonomic cane, and see them eat dust behind you. keep the style! "
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Jul 19, 2018 7:55
#17 For Project: Self-Balancing Staff by Akuma X
Here are my concept design for this contest with FF:
0.27kg plain carbon steel and a 0.14kg hallow Alloy for the transition of 1/2" approx. 800mm height and 0.08kg HARRISON SUPERDUCT (Duct/Pipe) with Helium injection for the free floating upward.
Total weight Mass = 0.48 kilograms or equal to 1.07 pounds.
Your Rate are more appreciated.
Thank you. Good Luck!
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Jul 18, 2018 13:21
#16 Walking stick by Shakir Istiak
realistic size same as the normal walking cane
it has to be light in weight
strong and wont break with weight
always will balance it self and never fall
to look stylish, classic and simple....
best regard
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Jul 17, 2018 20:18
#15 Self-Balancing Walking Stick by Harjeet Sharma
Hi,
As per your requirement, I made it in SolidWorks hope you like it.
It is exactly what you have required lightweight, self-balancing, good looking & stylish handle.
If you found something inappropriate then please ping me.
Thanks & Regards
Harjeet Sharma
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Jul 17, 2018 14:06
#14 walking_stick_c1.stp by Karthikeyan Arumugam
Hi,
Please find the attached concept 1 files of Self balancing walking stick for your review.
Thanks and Best Regards
Karthikeyan Arumugam
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Jul 17, 2018 11:08
#11 Self Balancing cane by Mahmoud Abd-Elmonem
Jul 11, 2018 23:36
#10 For Project: Self-Balancing Staff: Weighted Walking Stick Stays Upright by Akuma X
Kindly Rate this, Thank you!
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Jul 5, 2018 9:24
#9 BASTON AUTOEQUILIBRIO by JOSE REDONDO
buenos días.
adjunto informe de diseño y vídeos de simulación dinámica y de prueba real de principio de equilibrio utilizado.
en espera de sus comentarios, para ajustes.
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Jul 4, 2018 16:24
#8 For Project: Self-Balancing Staff: Weighted Walking Stick Stays Upright by Akuma X
Kindly Rate this, Thank you!
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Jul 4, 2018 12:15
#6 BASTON AUTOEQUILIBRIO by JOSE REDONDO
buenas tardes.

estoy trabajando en la realización del informe final, esta seria la base del diseño . me gustaría saber su opinión para terminar. el modelado 3D esta en formato iges.
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Jul 3, 2018 18:22
#5 stick by divyang patel
only concept surface
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Jul 2, 2018 16:36
#4 Self-Balancing Stick by NabilZer
Hi
this is my first submission for this contest
you will find my pre-design (i'll improve it soon)
waiting for your respond
Best regards
Nabil
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Jun 30, 2018 17:36
#3 Cane Concept by Tyler Wesley
Minimal Design that will work.
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Jun 27, 2018 22:25

Discussion

Fri, 27 Jul 2018 06:03:16 +0000
Dear brainstomer,

It seems, it may get heavy as 3-4 kg to design the stick with self-balancing based on ball concept.
Otherwise it need to incorporate inverted pendulum balancing concept to make it self balancing. This also increase weight and cost. Needless to say it is complex.
Heavy stick is not useful design for you according to your comments.

Please consider about this.
BR,

Ridley Designs

Designer

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 20:13:15 +0000
Thank you for rating my first project on CADCrowd. If you have specific things you would like to see that are missing or details that need to be changed, let me know and I will submit another design. If my design is way off from what you are looking for, let me know as well. Also, after looking at your clarified design constraints and doing some simple calculations, I do not believe it will be possible to create a staff that meets all requirements and balances itself all the way down to 45° from horizontal using only a counter weight. I can get something to stay upright to a limit but you run into issues with material thickness, cane height, how much weight is in the base, etc. and I do not see a way to resolve them all simultaneously. This means you will either need an unusably heavy counter weight, or a completely different mechanism inside the cane that helps maintain balance at extreme angles.

Thank you for your time.
Tue, 24 Jul 2018 10:25:45 +0000
Dear this is good since its a copy past of whats in the pictures attached but i still need details. you didn't give me anything for example material, mechanism, transparent view,
Tue, 24 Jul 2018 10:23:05 +0000
Dear This is fantastic work but we need details regarding the weight how is it will it move if so how ? the extension details, like the attachment between the base and the middle tube for example. For the self balance ability will the stick balance it self in 45 angle or 90 angle please explain more. for the red button below the handle what is it for ? and could you show hows the mechanism behind it.
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 05:37:33 +0000
Weight should be from 0.55 Kg and lower .... the lower the better ( weight would be one of the element to consider the winner )

NabilZer

Designer

Sun, 01 Jul 2018 13:13:25 +0000
Please
can you provide the maximum weight permitted?(weight that old people can handle)

NabilZer

Designer

Sun, 01 Jul 2018 12:50:01 +0000
Hi brainstromer
thank you for your review
i just want some clarification about the contest:
*my first design is just a proposition about how the stick will balance itself (the machinism),i'll improve the outer appearance as requested
*having different weights for the base and the stick is not enough to design a self balancing stick,because there is also other property to take into consideration,if not taken,the stick will continu balancing for a long time (having a stick that not stop balancing is not a cool thing to see)
*the stabilisation study i've send you can provide a real time simulation with that follows the laws of physics,and that helps me configure those property
*TESTING THE DESIGN : prototyping this design is not an easy task,not a cheap one also,it will cost a lot on money for a design with so many parts

BEST REGARDS
NABIL
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 06:50:51 +0000
Gentleman thank you for your efforts but please look at picture number 3
Please note that im looking for the same concept of outer appearance with hollow grip to be light yet thick outer diameter so it wont break
The base has to look good same as picture number 3 with rubber end so the user wont slip and the base center weight has to be little heavier than the whole stick
so it will balance it self with the weight difference yet it wont be so heavy that the user can feel it (lets not forget that the user would be an old man and they cant handle weight) and please note that i would like you to print your design and try it yourself after all if it doesn't work then its no good right ? so please test it yourself
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 06:41:24 +0000
Looks good but im looking for much better looking handle and stick as a whole please see picture number 3

NabilZer

Designer

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 16:40:14 +0000
Hi
Very interesting contest
i'll submit my design ASAP
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 10:42:17 +0000
Dears only solid works Thank you all
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 10:36:46 +0000
Please look at the attached pictures this isnt what i want thx
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 10:36:29 +0000
Please look at the attached pictures this isnt what i want thx
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 10:35:28 +0000

Looks good need to change grip design to more comfort and good looking ... the one you have looks like an axe
Whats the base ? and how will it balance it self ?

Harjeet Sharma

Designer

Mon, 25 Jun 2018 14:04:30 +0000
HI,
Shall I use Unigraphics Nx by Siemens.

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