Self-Balancing Staff: Weighted Walking Stick Stays UprightBlind

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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

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#35 BADASS CANE BLUEPRINTS DETAILS by arkiattack
Jul 30, 2018 9:37
#32 Design Update by Gayu Falah
Jul 29, 2018 13:51
#31 Self-Balancing Cane by Gayu Falah
Jul 28, 2018 16:29
#26 CanneOne by REDA
Hidden design
Jul 22, 2018 22:10
#25 CanneOne by REDA
Hidden design
Jul 22, 2018 22:04
#24 Self-Balancing Staff by Anne Pauley
Jul 22, 2018 3:11
#21 For Project: Self-Balancing Staff: by Percie_Gala
Hidden design
Jul 19, 2018 10:14
#20 BADASS CANE (correction view) by arkiattack
Hidden design
Jul 19, 2018 8:45
#18 BADASS CANE by arkiattack
Hidden design
Jul 19, 2018 7:55
#17 For Project: Self-Balancing Staff by Percie_Gala
Hidden design
Jul 18, 2018 13:21
#16 Walking stick by Shakir Istiak
Hidden design
Jul 17, 2018 20:18
#11 Self Balancing cane by Mahmoud Abd-Elmonem
Hidden design
Jul 11, 2018 23:36
#10 For Project: Self-Balancing Staff: Weighted Walking Stick Stays Upright by Percie_Gala
Jul 5, 2018 9:24
#8 For Project: Self-Balancing Staff: Weighted Walking Stick Stays Upright by Percie_Gala
Jul 4, 2018 12:15
#6 BASTON AUTOEQUILIBRIO by JOSE REDONDO
Jul 3, 2018 18:22
#5 stick by divyang patel
Hidden design
Jul 2, 2018 16:36
#3 Cane Concept by Tyler Wesley
Hidden design
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.

Brainstormer

Buyer

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,

Brainstormer

Buyer

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.

Brainstormer

Buyer

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

Brainstormer

Buyer

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

Brainstormer

Buyer

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

Brainstormer

Buyer

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 10:42:17 +0000
Dears only solid works Thank you all

Brainstormer

Buyer

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 10:36:46 +0000
Please look at the attached pictures this isnt what i want thx

Brainstormer

Buyer

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 10:36:29 +0000
Please look at the attached pictures this isnt what i want thx

Brainstormer

Buyer

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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