Arm Superstructure Fabrication and Intake Testing

Thursday, January 24, Week 3


Based on our part drawings, we finished cutting out parts on the shopbot and milled all but one part.

We will start assembly on Saturday!

Also still working on chain tensioner…it is proving to be very complicated.


Our intake subassembly did a lot of testing of their prototype today. They found that one type of Velcro on the wheels is too loose and would not pick up hatch panels, but with another type, the Velcro was too strong and the wheels would not spin to outtake the panel. I will add videos to this post, if I ever get access to them.

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