With the arm completed, today’s mission was to make the drivebase. (the frame and wheels)
Now, anyone who follows my previous posts will probably remember in my first post there was a picture of two TourBot designs that were almost the same, but how the wheels were mounted was different. That was becasue deep down inside I harbored the hope that we would have enough money to pay to have the pieces water jetted. But the budget wasn’t big enough for that so….
I went to work with the angle grinder….
and cut out four rectangles in two 18″ long pieces of 2 1/2″x1 1/2″ box aluminum
drilled and tapped the mounting holes…
cut the other frame pieces, assembled them, added wheels
Things left to do
- mount the motors and chain
- make/mount the top and bottom plates
- mount the arm on the drivebase
- add electronics
- wire it
- paint it
- make Ben program it
It should be driveable by tomorrow