2022-10-14 (F) Weekly Summary

I assembled the left boot parts, but there was mismatched hardware, alignment issues, and missing bolts. Even though the wheels aren't securely attached, it's clear that everything went together as expected, and when I pushed the skate across the floor, it felt sturdy.
My what big wheels you have

The powered wheel had more complications than the freely spinning wheels, and the side with the brake lever was particularly tricky. The clear plastic made it easy to mark the trimmed areas, and I'm happy with how it turned out.
The powered wheel was more complex than a bolt hole

I tried to build an aluminum rectangle connecting the plastic plates to the boot and holding the overall shape. I tried three bars spanning a couple of rails, but the rectangle quickly skewed into a rectangle.
Flimsy design couldn't hold shape

After my unstable form, I overbuilt it and created a cumbersome frame that was more than capable of holding me but was too heavy for the project. Next time: Goldilocks.
Overdoing it

The happy medium turned out to be closer to the first idea. I used the rigid corner pieces to hold everything in place, then installed the lightweight angled bars securely. When everything was in place, I removed the heavy corners and cross-members and had an interface strong enough to support me without feeling wobbly.
Two wearable skates

The motor kit was sketchy, but I took a chance and bought it. The only review said it was broken on arrival. Upon reflection, I should have confirmed that it worked before spending hours building custom mounts. I narrowed the problem to a miswired throttle, so I'll need to replace that.
Controlled motion

The rest of the summary posts have been arranged by date.
First time here?

Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6
Completed projects from year 7
Completed projects from year 8

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