Spring Flamingo Expenses


The following is a list of expenses for parts, tools, etc. in building Spring Flamingo. The list includes spares and parts which weren't used in final construction and ended up in the "box of shame". The total cost of parts was approximately $25,000. The total cost of labor was approximately $75,000.


Digital Signal Processor

Digital Designs
$3200 TIC30 DSP Systems

Motors

Pittman Motor
$ 446 Motors

ASTROFLIGHT INC
$1240 Motors
$2390 Spare Motors

Tools, Etc

Parametric Technologies
$1500 Pro-E

MIT Computer Connection
$ 540 Memory

Harbor Tool Supply Co.
$ 266 Calipers

Glue

Plastic Tooling Supply Co.
$ 50 Araldite Glue

Atlantic Tracy
$ 36 Loctite Glue

Hobby Lobby
$ 30 Stabilit Glue

Industrial Sales Inc.
$ 100 Epoxy Patch Glue
$ 98 EA9430 Glue

Cable

Sava Industries, Inc.
$ 70 End Plugs
$ 120 Cable and Crimps
$ 515 Flexible Cable
$ 532 Flexible Cable and Crimps

Carbon Fiber Tubes

Revolution Enterprise Inc.
$ 150 Carbon Tubes
$ 360 Carbon Tubes

QUALITY COMPOSITES INC
$ 672 Tubes for boom

Springs

CENTURY SPRING COMPANY INC
$ 97 Springs
$ 188 Springs

Ball Screws

Motion Systems Corporation
$ 624 Ball Screws

Mechanicsl Parts

McMaster Carr
$ 93 Retaining Rings for boom
$ 50 Masonry Bit for boom
$ 42 Socket Head Screws and Masonary Bits for boom

SMALL PARTS INC
$ 130 Rulon Bearings, Titanium Nuts
$ 253 Rulon Bearings

CHAMPION INDUSTRIES INC
$ 414 Angular Contact Bearings

Stock Drive Products
$ 65 Parts for fixing Mike's Prototype Actuator
$ 276 Bearings for actuator
$ 135 Timing Belts and Pulleys
$ 79 Timing Belt Pulleys
$ 306 Bearings for actuator
$ 182 Bearings for boom

Berg
$ 286 Shaft Spacers
$ 13 Shafts
$ 89 Spacers,Shafts,Shoulder Screws
$ 59 Shoulder Screws

Electronics

Newark
$ 678 Rotary Potentiometers
$ 74 Breadboard and Terminal Blocks

Mouser Electronics
$ 97 Potentiometers

NOVOTECHNIK
$ 83 Sensors
$ 526 Sensors

Digi-Key Corporation
$ 584 Connectors, ICs, Resistors, Caps
$ 391 Electronic Parts
$ 40 Op Amps
$ 116 Electronic Parts
$ 105 Connectors

Tower Hobbies
$ 85 Zero Loss Connectors

Amplifiers

Copley Controls Corporation
$ 825 Current Amplifiers

Wire

Cooner Wire Company
$ 402 Flexible Wire
$ 270 Flexible Wire

Pacer Electronics
$ 73 Power Wire
$ 50 Power Wire

Circuit Boards

CFC, Inc.
$ 640 Force Controller Circuit Boards
$1100 DSP Break Out Boards
$ 407 Power and Amp Break out Circuit Boards

Aluminum and Machining

REC ENGINEERING COMPANY
$1700 Machining Job

LNS Machine Shop
$ 60 Aluminum
$ 180 Aluminum
$ ??? Welding Job for boom base
$ ??? Hip Fixers

Industrial Aluminum
$ 763 Aluminum

Building 35 Machine Shop
$ 100 Water Jet
$ 400 Water Jet


Copyright MIT Leg Laboratory. All Rights Reserved.