Many projects of mine fail due to not breaking things down or confirming assumptions.
There are other reasons as well
Here is a list of things I should do first:
- Start documenting ideas and resources
- Simplify the MK1 design and scope, move some ideas to MK2
- Make a weighted mockup
- Harness mockup
- Rail mockup
- Prototype the movement and desired actuation
- Learn ROS and simulation with ROS compatible gyms
- Learn Numpy
- Learn Numba
Things that I'll probably waste time on:
- Designing my own actuators
Don't even use motors, maybe belts or pulleys. Should be very basic. Should be to see how it feels for a weighted backpack to move around in the desired ways.
- How does it feel when there is a large amount of overhang?
- How much movement is needed to position the backpack in useful locations?
- Is it easy to grab and detach?
- If sensors and cameras are placed in different positions, do they have good views over the shoulder and and around the user's arms?
- Does having a curved rail help prevent collisions with the user's back?
- Does a straight rail work as well?
- Do motions that keep the CG closer to the rotational axis help?
- When walking are there any motions that aid in walking?
- Can rotating the backpack make the user fall over? At what rates and overhangs?