Our Maker Faire project for 2015 is to create a powered exoskeleton that can aid in the lifting and transport of heavy objects. We are modeling the AJAX Exosuit after the movie “Edge of Tomorrow”. We also drew inspiration from “Elysium”, as well as other movies.
Although we’ve exhibited at Maker Faire for years (see past projects), the Exosuit is our most ambitious project yet.
Who we are
Our team consists of high school students from The Bay School of San Francisco together with several adult mentors. From left to right: Sammy Kroner, Joseph DeRose, Gabriel Perko-Engle, Ed Burke, Thelonious Breskin, Ian Simons, Connor Dietz, and Cole Yarbrough. The team is shown above with our pneumatically actuated prototype legs.
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Progress so far
We made it to Maker Faire, drawing big crowds all weekend. It was blast! Read more.
We built these prototype legs to test the mechanical design of a working armature, and to experiment with actuation and control necessary to walk without falling over. Sensing is done using 8 force sensitive resistors that track the motion of the wearer.