These cables will allow us to connect power, data, pressure, and vacuum to the end effector of the robot, while never having to worry about them becoming tangled during complex movements.
When robots leave the factory with these things pre-wired, the cables are placed while each massive axis is connected to the next. We dreamt about these scenarios, working at 4am, when our shoulders ached from contorting to reach cables our fingers could barely touch, and our hands bled from untrimmed flashing while struggling with deeply hidden bolts.
Posted on: Sunday, February 19, 2012
Forget hot rods and choppers: custom robots are where it's at. Abe recently got a good cleaning and a new coat of paint, and is starting to look rather sharp.
Next up is routing some cable and air hose...
Posted on: Wednesday, February 08, 2012