Hello Vex Forum!
I'm that, "designer" kid Andrew was talking about. Firstly I'll give you a little background about the project. Over the past couple of weeks I have been trying to come up with some no one has made before(as far as I know, and I did fairly extensive research). Then one night, it hit me. It was something so different, I got looks of pure terror when I explained it to a couple of mentors on GUS, which is exactly what I was shooting for. :]. I knew it could be done, but I knew I couldn't complete this task myself. So I enlisted the help of my buddy, master CADer, Andrew from Aperture. I knew this would be a great opportunity for both of our teams to collaborate, and come up with something truly innovative. So alright, enough about that. Now to the questions...
@RoboDesigners My guess:
Drive system module. Tank tread drive with omni wheel just off to the right of the picture. This is the right-hand side of robot.
Am I right? :P
Mayyyyyybe. But if it was an omni off to the right, what do you think it will be used for? :o.
@Totally Generic Name It's got 2 of what I assume to be 269 motors, with a final gear ratio of 3:2. I don't think that an end effector would have that much motor power, and that's about the right ratio for a drive. There does seem to be an omni in the right side of the picture. However, why would you have a second 12t sprocket next to the one apparently driven by those motors? Also, if it is a tank tread drive, why couldn't the tread go around the gears instead of the motors, saving a 5 wide C channel?
Yes, there are two 269's, and it is 3:2, but it's not an end effector. Also if it is a tank drive, could the tread maybe not go around the gears because it might interfere with something that hasn't been show in the picture just yet?
Also, just a reminder this isn't a completed CAD, modifications are still being made. But we will keep everyone updated.