The current work is drawn in a lot of detail using Google's Sketchup 7. Here's a link to the latest drawing.
Click the picture to go to my Picasa web album. The triangle shape of the mendel was dropped because the width of the skate x-axis limited the amount of vertical movement on the z-axis. The box shape gives plenty of room for the x-axis. I only used one 8 foot 1x6 for the box.
This album has some earlier pictures where I was building the triangle box. It was cute. Just limited the height available.
The latest picture is of the Box mendel wannabe. No name yet. I just have it posed there. The motors are hooked up but the controllers aren't yet. Still have to work on the top where the z-axis is just clamped and held up with some scrap wood.
|From wooden repstrap|
I first draw what I plan to do using Google's Sketchup 7. The current drawing is very detailed. If you have sketchup you can download the latest drawing.