Zach: We definitely will have two, one on the left, and one on the right of the robot.
To attach to the chassis, it’s kind of hard to see, but there are rollers on one of the legs, which will be encased and that casing is mounted to the chassis. The other leg will be fixed, and it will be like this on both sides… it’s kind of hard to explain. That actuator will also have a little something to keep it stable, but it’s only hard mounted to the lift.
As for it being flimsy… you’ll see. =)
Justin: Thanks, we plan to have a cover of some sort. also there are hard mounts so it doesn’t collapse all the way, but I know they will still be treated as pinch points, and will be taken care of accordingly.
Finally, the six diamonds are because that’s what gave us the required movement to use an actuator where we wanted. We had to choose between 24 inches and 12, with 24, 4 diamonds would have worked, but they extended very thin and we were worried about stability. 5 gave us a distance of 18 inches… and in the end 6 worked well, so it’s what we used. Heh.