Fixing the Mechanum Chassis

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Fixing the Mechanum Chassis By Cooper

Task: Fix the old mechanum chassis from last year

Tonight, I worked on fixing the Iron Star robot from last year, since its a viable option for replacement of a chassis if there was ever a problem with ours at a competition. First we needed to strip it down to its bare form and take off the mechanum wheels. After that we took off the Tetrix axel holding blocks, as they were to thick and tall, and we printed out the holders from the minimech robot. We had to cut new axels since the ones that were used were very scarred. from there, the motors were removed and replaced with 20:1 planetary-geared REV motors. Then I attached the mechanum wheels back on.

In the future we need to attach the other set of mechanum wheels and add chains to the motors and the wheels. After that, we need to add on the general purpose mounting bracket that we are talking about making so that we can hot swap the subsystems on the fly.

Date | October 5, 2019