Surf's up

Created on 28 Oct 2018

Ever been so sad because there's no waves in Pittsburgh? Don't worry we got the machine for you.

Surf's up is a VR motion simulator that mimics surfing. We are going to build a surfboard that reacts based on the user's movements and the simulated waves.


Nihal Sivakumar


Jessica Lew


Sakshi Roongta


Stephanie Tam

Part Cost Quantity Total
SainSmart TB6600 CNC Micro-Stepping Stepper Motor Driver 4.5A $19.99 1 $19.99
Driver for the stepper motor
24.0 kg-cm 4 Wire NEMA 23 Stepping Motor (57BYGH310) $38.75 1 $38.75
Motor to rotate the board
M5 30mm socket head screws $9.31 1 $9.31
Screws needed for the motor mount
MXL aluminum pulley 40T 8mm bore $5.23 1 $5.23
Bore to match the motor size
1" 8020 72" aluminum extrusion (1010 profile) $18.51 1 $18.51
Aluminum extrusion to hold the turntable.
12V power source $10.99 1 $10.99
This is the power source for the actual motor
F623ZZ 3x10x4mm Flanged Bearing $9.18 1 $9.18
Bearing for the belt tensioner
wood board $36.30 1 $36.30
This is the actual surf board
962MXL Timing Belt, .080" Pitch, 77" Outer Circle, 1/4" Wide $10.10 1 $10.10
This part is the belt that will rotate the turntable
Raspberry Pi Camera $29.95 1 $29.95
This part can be placed on the raspberry pi as an accessory
Project Totals: 10 $188.31
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $0.00
Remaining Budget: $61.69