S.A.R.T Development Blog

Day 116 – Screw This

So. We have a problem. Like Tom Hanks stranded on an island, level problem…. In short, stuff doesn’t work properly.

Long version:

The Robots current mounting system for the servo’s looks like this

Each servo is held on by four screws,

1X 3mm

3X 10mm

Each of these screws need to be able to quickly screw in and then be removed when needed. The problem currently encountered is that any kind of screwdriver we use to try and screw in the screw, due to the angle, will just root the screw. Thus making the screw useless.

As a first attempt to fix this solution, I purchased a flexible screwdriver

Unfortunately the screwdriver wasn’t flexible enough.

The next best solution (and the one Matt is currently printing) is to move the screw holes from the top to the bottom  (I apologize in advance for the terrible drawing)

Now should this should fix the problem and like Tom Hank’s, get us over the reef. Hopefully without losing Wilson this time.




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