It’s still not easy finding the right combination and arrangement of all robot parts. Like mentioned in the previous post, SketchUp is a nice tool for easy 3D visualization using real physical dimensions. So I spend some time again:
NEMA17 probably getting replaced by RB-35s
concept phase II – ISO
concept phase II – ISO Xray
concept phase II – front
concept phase II – xray
concept phase II – top
concept phase II – top wireframe
concept phase II – back
concept phase II – back Xray
concept phase II – bottom Xray with dimensions
concept phase II – front wireframe with dimensions
So tomorrow I am trying to by the planned box and the new motors, hopefully posting real world photos soon.
Today I am trying to setup all parts of the coming robot. Because assembling and disassembling would take hours until finding the right configuration and saving steps in between it would be impossible – I thought of a better way. Using my shopworn SketchUp skills and way more time than I expected – finally there is a non perfect but practicable model with the most important parts that are going to be installed. All of them already have the correct physical dimensions which also means that it would be possible to deploy the robot in rviz later, or at least parts of it.
Here are some early stage impressions:
concept phase: iso view
concept phase: bottom view
concept phase: back view
concept phase: front view
The wireframe boxes are space required by usb plugs or power jacks. These need to be accessible and can’t be blocked by anything else.
This robot is not ready yet, everything needs to be rearranged and boxed soon. Some parts are still missing, and no cables are shown, so everything will be more packed than it looks like.