The DIY car window actuators used to protect windows on some cars have been found to work for up to 80% more force.
That means they can handle the same amount of force as the average commercial car window, but they also have more surface area, which means they’ll keep their force to a minimum and provide a safe place to park.
The car door openers are also cheap and easy to build.
They’re just as useful for window protection as the standard ones, which cost around $3,000 each, and they’re also a great way to prevent accidents, according to a paper published in ACS’ journal ACS Nano.
The new device is called the Automated Door Openers and they work by attaching a flexible plastic tube to the inside of the door.
The tube is then attached to a flexible metal rod that’s held in place by a flexible rubber band.
When a small force is applied to the rod, the metal rod pulls open the tube.
The actuators are controlled by software and can perform their functions by sensing a sensor inside the door and turning on the sensors when the door is closed.
The door actuates when the rubber band is pushed on the door opening and then releases when it’s pushed off.
Because the door actuate is controlled by a software, it can be programmed to open when a sensor is activated and shut when it is closed, which is useful when people are trying to enter a building and need to access their personal space.
Researchers have been building similar actuators for the door in the past for use in vehicles, but until now they had been limited to cars.
These actuators, however, have the potential to provide a more robust, safer, and more convenient way to protect a car’s windows.
“We’re still at a point where you can actually drive in a vehicle and there’s a window that you’re looking at,” said Dr. Matthew Coyle, a mechanical engineer at MIT.
“But these actuators could potentially open the windows in the vehicle, because they’re just such a small piece of metal.”
Coyle’s team was able to modify a standard car door and insert it into a modified Nissan Leaf to increase its actuator’s force.
Using the modified car, they were able to open the door at up to 2,000 times the force of a standard window actuator.
That’s roughly double the force they used when the actuator was attached to the exterior of the vehicle.
The team is working on other car door openings that could also be modified to accommodate the actuators.
One such opening is the one used on the doors of the Toyota Prius and Lexus, which have a special opening on the outside of the car that can be used for opening doors when the car is on.
However, that opening is also quite large, which makes it hard to use to open doors that are on the interior.
“There’s a real need for something like this to be used in vehicles,” said Coyle.
“If you’re going to have a window on your car that’s really hard to open, it might be a good idea to just have a big window in the back, or you could have a small window that’s a little bit larger than the window.”
One limitation to using car door opening actuators is that they’re not strong enough to handle heavy loads, such as cars, trucks, or bicycles.
The researchers found that the new actuators were very strong and could handle up and down loads of up to 10 tons per square centimeter, which would be equivalent to about 4 tons for a car door.
“It’s pretty impressive that they can do the things we’re talking about,” said co-author Jonathan Brown, an electrical engineer at the University of Michigan.
“I think the door opens, then it retracts, then you can just put the door back in place.”
The researchers are now working on modifying other car doors and modifying the actuated doors of other cars to allow the actuations to operate even when the vehicle is parked.
They also plan to expand their efforts by designing and building actuators that can operate in other environments such as underwater and underground environments.
They hope to develop new actuator systems that can work in the air, too.
“The door actuations can be integrated into a car and be used with a variety of applications,” Coyle said.
“They could be used to open windows in vehicles or for a different application.”
The next step in the research is to build and test the actuants themselves.
The work is funded by the National Science Foundation, and the work is published in the ACS Nano journal ACS Nanoscience.
ACS Nano is a joint publication of the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Physics.