I modelled and printed a crude mount for a TowerPro MG995 servo. I hacked the servo in order to run it continuously. I wanted to test if the torque of the TowerPro was enough to drive a beam horizontally and vertically. It worked nicely =)
The reeling mechanism is a completely different story, I think I'll try a spool system, but I'm leaving it for now. Next step is a new iteration on the links. The requirements are:
- more compact design (for a tighter reel). The current size is 160x160mm. Ideally I want to hit the CubeSat unit size of 100x100x100 and max weight of 1.33kg.
- easier to print. Need to minimise support materials and cleanup
- easier to assembly and disassembly. It should be easy to take the links apart