Bloody belts

My rather feeble model to check out the belts proved that it looked a lot better on paper, you really can’t have them crossing over each other, it just doesn’t work.

All is not lost though, we can simply use the method below, the pitch belt is pulled to the middle of the base and wraps around to the motors. Same for the roll belt.

Screenshot 2014-08-08 14.54.55

Yaw is somewhat more troublesome… rotating base anyone? :p

I’m still confident the mecanum wheels will work providing a much more elegant solution but I can’t be accused of ignoring my critics on the internet.

I just wish there was an easy way of making a flexible belt in Inventor, I guess I could use a bike chain for a model but then you run the risk of people thinking that’s what you’ll be using when they see the video…