a reply to: GiulXainx
It sounds like you need some sort of suspended system. Perhaps involving a gyroscope? So you can take a corner, and gravity will tilt, swing, or use
"whatever" movement based on what type of mechanism depending how you build it, to change the center of gravity for the party platter in a different
But then you must still learn the art of accellerating from a stop, and coming to a stop, Very gradually. There is only so much a mere
gyroscopic/suspension/swing setup can do...
Maybe build a cube shaped containment box, insulated for hot & cold contents, and have your platform in there, on a gyro, AND, the gyro is connected
to a framework which itself is then connected, by a network of springs & shocks on the top, bottom, all sides, and diagonally at the corners... and
Then, motorize the gyro, and the hydraulics, attach a computer and a few other minor peices of equipment perhaps, and write a program to manipulate
the mechanications in a manner favorable to your plied trade.
Or do ot without the computer and it will just kind of bounce around and you can attach a weight to the proper area of the gyroscope to keep it
righted, yet still able to swivel during turns, accelleration and deceleration. And the springs surrounding entire gyroscope's custom frame give it
extra shock absorption.
Or instead of a gyroscope, a simpler pendulum, or a fixed swinging apparatus that Only swings side to side...or front to back if you prefer... Or some
other suspended apparatus.
Gyroscope gives you the advantage that it can, unless purposely disabled or limited artificially, rotate in every angle, so, it could do a complete
loop, or somersault...
If the angular momentum holds, the dish, depending on what it is, could remain relatively undisturbed. So if were in a wreck where your car or bike
flipped over several times, either back over front, like a somersault, or sideways in a "barrel roll" type motion, and if and your bike are still in
working condition, you could hypothetically still complete your delivery.
Or, alternately, if the bike was in working condition, or heck even if the bike was totalled, as long as the FOOD was good to go, then, as you're
being lifted on a stretcher onto the ambulance, your replacement driver should be showing up right about then, provided that you dutifully hit your
OnStar preset button alerting the company, that's if you don't have it set to automatic alert in case of collision.
But anyway, you might want to program it so that, if its beginning to tilt sideways and it detects that the angular momentum is not going to be
sufficient to keep the food in place, then it sends a burst of energy through its gyromech motors, to cause it to not just rotate between 45 and 90
degrees, (or up to 135 degrees), but causes it to do a full 360 before reharmonizing its equilibrium. Therefore keeping the food in place, on the
plate. (You might wanna consider vacuum sealing all your food items individually before delivery)
It also helps to know Exactly What you are transporting... A party platter? Of what? Any beverages? Hot or cold beverages? Soups, dips, sauces,
condiments, plasticware, napkins?