More or less, yeah. This time it’s traveling back in time to the wonderful ME 350. Now this was one class I thoroughly enjoyed. The semester I took it, the course was split into two “parts” – the first part designing a pump, the second modeling a linkage in Adams. The second part was OK, but not as exciting, fun, or fulfilling as the pump project (nor as filling if you’re a bucket).
Were there problems with it? Yeah. Did it leak? Of course. What pressure did it get? 14psi (well… 13.9). If I had to do it over again, there are only a few things I’d do differently, namely: create an adjustable inlet, so we could see what varying that did; attach the tubes neatly to the pump housing and acrylic plates; try rubber instead of cork for the gasket material; and one thing I would have done had I not come down sick the week our team built the pump, multiple pulley sizes on the pump side.