Motobrain comes out of a new mold

April 5, 2014 in 8 Channel PDU by Joshua Oster-Morris

This prototype isn’t perfect but I will fill the void and try again on Monday with a bit more vacuum. The texture of the final casting is very cool, it feels velvety. I wonder that huge amount of new surface area (the velvet) will improve its ability to radiate heat?

At this point I am just spinning my wheels while I wait on manufacturing quotes. I met with a bunch of factories (all in the USA) on the 27th and we are working our way through the quoting process to get these built by people who are better at every single production step than I am (thankfully). It is funny how being an engineer who works in abstract ideas really doesn’t translate to being good at any tangible skills. Oh well, at least I can do abstract pretty well.

I am about halfway through the design of the quality system which will provide me and the manufacturer with assurances that the device functions as expected BEFORE it is potted. At that point I expect the manufacturer to warranty the device for defects so both the factory and I will have a lot of input on the quality system since they have a lot to lose if it is bad.

I have to admit, I am really excited about this unit. It is just shy of perfect.