Implementation


The following two pictures illustrate the major components of the BiStable Switch that we designed it both of its stable states:



The main components of our design are the:

Actuator Rod
Step (pushing rod)
L-shaped Hook
Resporting Cantilever Springs
Restoring Box Spring (not shown)





Dimensions
LengthWidth
Actuator Rod1060u12u
Step (Pushing Rod)82u50u
L-shaped Hook x = 70u y = 49uz = 30uj = 75u
Cantilever Springs215u2u
Number of beams in box spring20


Hook Dimensions




The next picture is generated from Cadence - the software package used to design our BiStable switch

After we completed the intial design, we decided to modify a few of the dimensions; namely the length of the restoring springs and the number of beams in the spring box


Variations
Length of Restoring SpringsNumber of BEAMS
85u10
100u10
120u10
100u20
120u20
150u20
120u30
150u30
170u30



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