Snap links and improved tolerances

A project log for ZBeam - Shape Shifting Structures For Space

Self-reconfiguring modular structural elements for space habitats

Ronald JaramilloRonald Jaramillo 06/10/2017 at 23:590 Comments

The telescoped beam with the current link design was not as rigid as I wanted. Most of the slack is due to usage of pins or rods for the connection between links. So I redesigned the links to implement a snap-on mechanism instead. This resulted in a much tighter join and a much quicker assembly.