This is where it all began. At the end of week two, our design, build, and prototype divisions delivered this drivetrain to electrical and programing. This is what it looked like prior to putting the arm, manipulator, and minibot on. They had code ready to go, and at the end of the day it was running. We were very happy with the drivetrain, and have only had a few minor difficulties with it. This drivetrain was designed to give us the lowest c of g possible, with the highest reliability possible. Even after putting the rest of our components on the bot, over 70% of our weight lies in the bottom 8 inches of the robot. The drivetrain was designed to be extremely reliable and is a 6 wheel design.
(2) 12:1 Banebots P80 Transmissions
(2) 6"x2" IFI center wheels
(4) 4"x1.5" IFI outer wheels
Live center hex axle with dead axles on outside wheels.
(The goal is that even if this drivetrain throws all 4 chain runs, it will still opperate like normal.)
The drivetrains highest point is 5" off of the ground, with the exception of the center wheel which is 1" taller.
Let us know what you think!