Testing the reeling mechanism

A project log for ZBeam - Shape Shifting Structures For Space

Self-reconfiguring modular structural elements for space habitats

Ronald Jaramillo 06/20/2017 at 00:490 Comments

I modelled a new part for the slider block, where I could mount a gear train connecting the main driver to the spool holder. I did a quick test after printing the part and the corresponding gears. The part worked ok, but now I need to print more links so I can test with a longer chain. The extra bulk will probably require a longer part, and maybe an update to it's angle for at better alignment with the guides.

Next I need to model the gears needed to connect the other spool.