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(Things discussed so far)
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*remote surgery bot
 
*remote surgery bot
 
**with stereo vision
 
**with stereo vision
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***stereopticon mounted in front of computer screen
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**3-axis gantry
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***DC motors w/ DPDT switches for h-bridges, fixed speed?
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***variable speed control?
 
*DNA extraction
 
*DNA extraction
 
*upgraded Operation game
 
*upgraded Operation game
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**see "remote surgery bot" above
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**world's smallest Operation game (played under a microscope)
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***actuation mechanisms
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****mechanically unaided (human hand holding tweezers, probe, etc)?
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****mechanically aided?
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*****pantograph or other "freehand" approach?
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*****screw-based?
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*****electric motor-based?
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***methods of manufacture
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****etched PCB?
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*****organs could be isolated copper areas to touch with probe
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*****organ cavities could be plated thru-holes, with organ at bottom of hole (hole diameter determines organ difficulty)
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****slightly thicker metal with holes drilled for organ cavities (obviates need for plated thru-holes)?
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***[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rna03IlJjf8 Universal Jamming Gripper]
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****manual syringe/piston-based vacuum?
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****vacuum pump (electromechanical or hand-powered)?
 
* "Exquisite Corpse" photo game
 
* "Exquisite Corpse" photo game
 
== Other tasks ==  
 
== Other tasks ==  

Revision as of 15:00, 23 January 2011

"The Gross Clinic", Thomas Eakins, 1875. Oil on canvas. Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
In conjunction with PAFA After Dark, we are going to be building an installation piece for "Gross Out" on March 31st, 2011. "Gross Out" is an evening gallery opening in honor of Thomas Eakins' "The Gross Clinic"

Goals

  • interactive
  • take-home element
  • late-19th-to-early-20th century (i.e. steampunk) medical theme

Things discussed so far

  • remote surgery bot
    • with stereo vision
      • stereopticon mounted in front of computer screen
    • 3-axis gantry
      • DC motors w/ DPDT switches for h-bridges, fixed speed?
      • variable speed control?
  • DNA extraction
  • upgraded Operation game
    • see "remote surgery bot" above
    • world's smallest Operation game (played under a microscope)
      • actuation mechanisms
        • mechanically unaided (human hand holding tweezers, probe, etc)?
        • mechanically aided?
          • pantograph or other "freehand" approach?
          • screw-based?
          • electric motor-based?
      • methods of manufacture
        • etched PCB?
          • organs could be isolated copper areas to touch with probe
          • organ cavities could be plated thru-holes, with organ at bottom of hole (hole diameter determines organ difficulty)
        • slightly thicker metal with holes drilled for organ cavities (obviates need for plated thru-holes)?
      • Universal Jamming Gripper
        • manual syringe/piston-based vacuum?
        • vacuum pump (electromechanical or hand-powered)?
  • "Exquisite Corpse" photo game

Other tasks

  • banner for front window
  • handout flyers
  • project documentation/photography

Constraints

  • cost
  • time
  • complexity
  • hands