It is only consequent to leave the virtual cookie box too:
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:
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:
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.