Entry ID #: 1442
Created: Tue, Jan 13, 2015 3:59 PM
The 1x1x35 C-Channel was create by our team because we noticed the need for it in our current VEX designs. It is half the width of an ordinary C-Channel, giving more space for other things on you robot such as delrin bearings and wheels. There is no notch at the fifth hole unlike most C-Channels because those holes need to be filled in in order for the C-Channel to have the desired strength demanded by our design. The C-Channel is a strong piece for creating strong structures and frame. It can be used as the main parts of a drive train and the main parts of a lifting arm such as a scissor lift or a 6-bar linkage. In our current robot design, we could use this piece to fortify our six bar. We used CAD to create and make accurate dimensions for the part. Using extrudes and sketches in CAD we were able to create our desired look and design for the new C-Channel.
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Kevin Boenisch on 01/21/2015I like the idea. It probably wouldn't be strong enough for big structural things, but is nice for smaller things where the full size C or Angle is not necessary.
robbin847 on 01/14/2015I like the idea a lot as it would help scissor lifts and spacing. My only question is how sturdy these would be as they might be a bit too thin? maybe. I would not know but i think the idea is really cool and if it were a piece i would buy it for scissor lifts. Beautiful drawings by the way.