Ordering a Slip RingTags: deisgn
Task: Order a slip ring for the turn table
In order to spin the turntable on Iron Roomba we can either use a motor with a specific gear or we can use a slip ring. Slip rings can prove to be useful since there would be no motor to be suspended perpendicular to the chassis and if done correctly, the turntable can be spun continously, allowing for the very much neccesary victory spins. The specific slip ring we need should have 6 wires, be able to handle 20 amps and 12 volts, and be at least 20mm in diameter. After some research on various sites, we found what we needed on aliexpress.com. This company features various slip rings for various purposes, which includes our "custom project" need. We ordered one at a hefty price, but if it works, its benefits will be worth it.
Once the slip ring arrives we can begin testing it on a test turntable to verify its viability on Iron Roomba.