Thursday, June 27, 2013

Foot Drive Remake part 2

So the Sunday following my last post I caught a bad cold, but the shop wasn't available to me that day anyways.  The next Sunday was of course Father's Day so no time to work in the shop again.

Finally I was able to get into the shop last Sunday.  The new foot drive brackets are 95% done.  I just need to drill the mounting holes and then I can test them out.

 photo r6drivev2_003_zps71b45ed2.jpg  photo r6drivev2_004_zpsb451c51c.jpg  photo r6drivev2_005_zpsaccd9420.jpg  photo r6drivev2_006_zpsd9a3baef.jpg

Next Sunday I also hope to start work on the new legs.  Any ones guess if I can get them made in time for Droid-Con 2.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Foot Drive Remake

Today I went to my arranged temporary work shop and started making new Foot Drive brackets.

The new brackets will be 2 inches longer than the originals to accommodate the swivel caster wheel I'm adding to the design.  I'm also lowering the drive wheel axle by a quarter inch for better ground clearance of the foot shell.  Otherwise, the design is the same.
Alu brackets ready for cutting photo r6drivev2_001_zps2ec3a2ba.jpg

Thus far I've drilled most of the holes needed and, using my Dremal, cut out the drive wheel axle slots on the left bracket.
Half-way finished photo r6drivev2_002_zps1fb716e1.jpg

Next week I hope to finish cutting and drilling the brackets so I can get started on the center foot caster and then the new legs.