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Introduction

This guide is for Makelangelo 3, 3.3, and 5.

  1. 10x1cm of velcro
    • 10x1cm of velcro

    • 100g weight

    • Y clip

    • Switch disc

    • Hook

    • GT2 timing belt

    • Makelangelo robots have the exact same parts on two sides of the machine so get TWO of everything.

  2. Feed one end of the belt through the disc. Make sure the last tooth of the belt is completely into the Y clip. Press the belt into the groove.  it is supposed to be a snug fit.
    • Feed one end of the belt through the disc.

    • Make sure the last tooth of the belt is completely into the Y clip.

    • Press the belt into the groove. it is supposed to be a snug fit.

    • Bring the disc in and press it over the Y clip so that the long side of the slot is pressed against the belt.

  3. The groove of the 100g weight... ...fits into the mating section of the Y clip. Then wrap the velcro around the Y clip to secure the weight in place.
    • The groove of the 100g weight...

    • ...fits into the mating section of the Y clip.

    • Then wrap the velcro around the Y clip to secure the weight in place.

  4. Press the other end of the belt into the hook. Make sure the last tooth of the belt is in the last tooth of the hook.
    • Press the other end of the belt into the hook.

    • Make sure the last tooth of the belt is in the last tooth of the hook.

    • We use a robot to measure and cut belt precisely, so these press-fits have to be right for quality drawings.

Conclusion

Remember to do this once for each belt on a Makelangelo robot. Then wrap the belts around the weights and put them in a box for shipping.

Dan Royer

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