Portable Smart Automated Tire Changing Robot (SATCR)

Portable Smart Automated Tire Changing Robot (SATCR)

From Brandon Thompson

I'm raising money to finish the prototype for the SATCR device. Once the prototype is complete, I will begin the physical testing and programing of the Portable SATCR Device.

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3 months ago

Just launched my Portable SATCR Campaign! I'm excited!! :-)

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Hello,

My name is Brandon L. Thompson. I am a combat disabled veteran and a Computer Engineer. I am reaching out to you because I would like to see if you would be interested in supporting my new project I am working on. I currently have a provisional patent for my invention SATCR (Smart Automated Tire Changing Robot). SATCR will have the ability to change a flat tire in almost any terrain and weather environment with only a 20% human interaction and 80% Robot.

The reason I started this journey of creating the SATCR device is because it will address a few issues all at once including maintenance cost, roadside assistance cost and wait time to name a few. I have noticed that most vehicles come with a jack and spare tire for unfortunate circumstances like a flat tire while you are traveling. Although in the past this proved to be sufficient, it is time, we update this feature with the technology we currently have available in today’s world. Most of the jacks in your everyday vehicle are a heavy piece of metal that is not always the easiest to lift or the most user friendly to operate.

Most people do not know how to put it together, where to properly place it or even how to operate it and lift the vehicle to an appropriate height. That’s just the jack! Then you must worry about unscrewing the bolts (if you have the strength to loosen them), removing the old tire, replacing it with the new one and putting the bolts back on. Most do not know they have to be tightened in a certain sequence and a certain amount of pressure. There are so many other factors that come into play including my biggest reason for this device which is SAFETY!

Imagine having a flat tire on a major highway with your family. You now must have everyone exit the vehicle, try to find a safe place to stand away from oncoming traffic and put yourself at risk while changing the tire hoping no other vehicle loses control and hits your vehicle or worse, even you! Finally, most people don’t even want to take that risk or don’t have the capability to perform those tasks, so they call some type of roadside assistance and wait long number of times and even pay costly service fees.

SATCR is here to take those factors away. With SATCR you will be able to safely pull your vehicle off to the side of the road, pop the trunk, pull out the SATCR stand back (remember you will have to engage in the tire swap process briefly) using the app on your smart phone and let it go to work! The SATCR will already be calibrated to your class of vehicle (minus any extra features like lift kits, heavy rims ect..INITIALLY we hope to develop that as the product develops, The SATCR will then approach the flat tire proceed to jack your car up using its calculations and hydraulic systems, unscrew the bolts and slide the flat tire off.

At this point the SATCR will reverse back a few feet and notify you that it’s time to do your part. Your part will consist of removing the flat tire from the SATCR’s arms and placing the spare tire in the SATCR’s arms. You can then move safely away and activate the SATCR with your app and it will place the new tire on and begin screwing the bolts back in with the right sequence and pressure for each bolt. Then it will lower your vehicle back down safely and back itself up to a safety point. At this time, it will notify you of the complete operation, fold its arms back in and then you can proceed placing it back in the trunk along with your flat tire.

There are a lot more details involved but that is the summary of what SATCR is and its capabilities. This will ultimately reduce the cost spent on roadside services which are not used as much as you pay for them for that sense of security. It will also give anyone from a disabled citizen to the elderly the security of knowing no matter where you are if you cannot get help right away or are not able to handle the physical demands of changing a flat tire, you can still travel because SATCR has your back!

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