Sorry for the seemingly easy question but what’s the easiest wayt to attach c-channel together but with the c bit pointing in - like this:
Simplest is standoffs or a screw and white spacers. You could do it in other ways, but it depends on the specific case and how strong they need to attach.
stand offs is a great solution since it provides both rigidity and space efficiency. You’ll probably want to loctite them so it won’t ever come loose
Speaking of loctite, I recommend always putting white spacers or strong plastic washers on both ends of standoffs; it adds something that can compress to further hold in the screws, in addition to loctite, if you use it.
Or you can use spacers 1in screw and a nylock
If you do use spacers you will need ones with an OD of less than .375”
You can also take one of these C-Channel Coupler Gusset (8-pack) 276-2575, put it in lower channel, flat side up. Then you can drop some screws through and tighten up. But the use of 4 standards will give you a much better support.
Both my teams had a good bit of this last year. The metal stand offs tend to loosen. They had excellent results with a .5" spacer, bolt, and nylock nut. Stayed tight all year long. Yes I know loctite exists, but why use it if you don’t have to?
Could you post a link or part number as I can’t seem to find the part…
It’s just the plain .5" dark gray spacer that comes with the kit. Or you can use 2 of the .25" ones.
https://www.vexrobotics.com/shafts-and-hardware.html is the page where they are at.
Scroll down to the bottom to find the spacers.
https://www.vexrobotics.com/shafts-and-hardware.html#Kit_Contents will tell you the contents of each spacer kit and which ones have 1/2 inch ones in them. And for what it’s worth the 4mm+8mm ones get you really close if you have them.
Don’t forget Robosource.
If you’re looking for spacers, you can get a ton of them for a fraction of the price.
Just go to robosource and search up spacers. Be aware of the sizes though, I accidentally bought the wrong size
Or just click this link! https://www.robosource.net/18-spacers-washers and pick what you need.
I love the robosource guys, they have the special parts that you didn’t think you needed until they offered to sell them to you.
Plus their sticker pack to keep motor and sensor cables organized.
Wow, I never new abt this. Thanks I’ll check it out