Last week we were preoccupied with a complete chassis rebuild. A number of issues were causing problems with the old design:
- Wobbly wheels brackets
- Poor placement of motor battery pack
- Leaving the battery pack on and draining the AA batteries.
- Snapping of leads into the H-Bridge
- untidy cabling spilling over the floor.
All of this was solved by redesigning better motor mounts, and re-siting the motor battery pack to underneath the chassis. So the new design lowered the overall height, and allowed a place to stow the Pi-power pack. Teams had the bot’s back up and running in an hour for a test run. George – one of our Academy Roboteers suffered from a serious case of upsidedownwrongstickingness!
Watch it run!