The dream, almost fulfilled

2016-02-02By Paul.BullerPrototype

It’s here. The RazerLift is now operational on my vehicle. See video below. That’s my 11-year-old son operating it. He’s tall for his age, but it still gives you an idea of just how easily accessible the cargo will be. Whatever cargo you want on there; bikes, ladders, kayaks, skis / snowboards. The list goes … Read More

It’s ALIVE!

2016-01-25By Paul.BullerAnalysis & Testing, Prototype

The Alpha prototype of the RazerLift officially does stuff! See video below… Now the disclaimers. The electronics haven’t been hooked up properly yet, so it needs to be operated “manually” for the time being, though I am told that will change in the coming days. Furthermore, one part has been discovered to be undersized, so some … Read More

Almost there…

2016-01-22By Paul.BullerPrototype

The old adage of “90% finished, 50% left to go” seems to apply. As the photo below shows, the test bench prototype is nearly complete, mechanically. Some of the other photos at Instagram show the internal gears in the motor / gear housing and other details. It’s interesting watching it come together. While it’s obvious that several … Read More

Prototyping continues

2016-01-18By Paul.BullerPrototype

I spent some more time last week building the prototype. While we are still missing some critical pieces, I was able (with my dad’s help) to make some significant progress. The photo below should give you some idea of the progress. We expect the majority of the remaining components to arrive on Wednesday. If we don’t run … Read More

Santa visited

2016-01-13By Paul.BullerPrototype

It feels like Christmas time. I spent the afternoon opening boxes and pulling out pieces for the Alpha prototype. It is now officially under construction! See the photo below. [I put a few more pictures at our Instagram account. More to follow as assembly continues.] But there is good news and there is bad news. Bad … Read More

Test bench

2016-01-04By Paul.BullerPrototype

This isn’t super exciting for most people, but it kind of is for me. My dad and uncle built a magnificent test bench for the RazerLift. Picture is below. As I blogged earlier, parts are starting to arrive, and they will arrive in earnest in the coming weeks. The prototype should be operational by the end of … Read More

Parts are arriving!

2015-12-22By Paul.BullerPrototype

Tangent Design Engineering Services has been working hard on product design, and we made the decision to start ordering parts and build some Alpha prototypes. The first main components have arrived! The image below is of the primary structural members from which the Alpha prototypes will be built. Aluminum extrusions If you take a close look you’ll notice … Read More