Friday, February 16, 2007
I've been thinking for a while now that repraps (and more importantly, repstraps) aren't very good at making complex machines, like gears - despite heroic work by Vik. Simple Machines are much easier. To that extent, a co-worker and I are prototyping our repstrap with block, tackle, and capstan based cartesian robot. Until we can get some photos taken, I've sketched a design for an easily rep'd structural element, which can be 'stacked' to produce structures of any length. All pieces are flat, circles represent holes, the small piece is meant to connect multiple sections using the holes on the large rectangular pieces, using nuts and bolts, or plastic rivets.
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