Thursday, 10 May 2012

Micropumps are working under ambient conditions

The breadboard electronics for the micropumps (Bartels Mikrotechnik GmbH) was build last week and a first test was carried out at ambient conditions with water to prove the functionality of the microcontroller and the pumps. The tests were fully successful. Currently the team is in preparation for testing the capabilities of the pumps in vacuum conditions. This test will be carried out next week at the physics lab here at Strathclyde. Two of SAM’s inflatable sphere will be connected by a micropump to investigate the volume changing capabilities which will enable SAM’s adaptability.

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