a little more drafting of ideas around the mechanism.
|Draft of the first test|
I drafted out a simple test mechanism to see how well the ball rotating in the ball mount would work with the circular motion of a wheel. Also, the end of the leg would have to fit inside this wheel as well.
|Print of the "minimal viable test"|
building the Wild Weasel helped me understand how the bearing and gears could be used to transmit the mechanical energy and absorb the weight of the robot. I think I will mount the main "sprocket" with a bearing. After all, the weight of the robot will be directly on this wheel.
In addition, I will need to add some teeth to the sprocket so that it can be turned with a motor. Finally, it is not too soon to start thinking about how this could be made into a modular component where it can be attached to other legs in the Centipede!