First of probably many "I didn't think of that..." scenarios

posted Feb 20, 2011, 5:54 AM by Lewis Baumstark   [ updated Feb 20, 2011, 6:01 AM ]
My worm and worm gears came in yesterday.  If I use the "double-worm-gear" arrangement I'd planned, there won't be enough clearance between shafts to mount the pulleys to drive the saw belts.  Grrr.

I might be able to offset the pulleys such that one is higher than the other, but I doubt it.  Another possibility is to have one pulley above the worm gears and another below them.  That will make for a tall robot.

File this one under He-was-too-clever-by-half.