I managed to get the new gondola design installed on the baby sized drawbot.
I already see a lot of problems. For instance I could mount the pen at the top of the gondola instead of the bottom. And have the ballast towards the problem. Also the elastic attachment point could be better.
Either way this looks fully functional and is coming to a pub near you. 🙂
As some of you may know the DrewBot that was ready for shipping went missing! I’ve alerted the police and 5 radio stations in case that can make a difference (unlikely by the looks of it). I will keep an eye on that.
I’ve got another machine ready to go but I didn’t have a power supply.
I found one among my junk that’s barely adequate.
I’m just running a stress test on it right now while I box up some Squirrels.
I use foam, plastic and newspaper for packing so unpack carefully from the top of the box (the address label is on the front side). So you face the label towards you and the top of the box will be upward.
Once you have everything out of the box, the gondola (pen holder) may need some assembly.
The gondola ma be divided into two parts. You’ll want to carefully remove the two wooden disk nuts that are screwed on the pen holder and screw the assembly onto the base. Be careful not to loose all the parts off the threaded rod.
Once you screw the two rods into the base, then tighten the red circle nuts by hand (be careful not to strip). Just use enough force so it wont come apart. Make sure the threaded rod isn’t screwed through the base since it will contact the drawing surface (no big deal but it might scratch).