2022-10-30 (Su) PoweredInlineSkatesRev2 Assembly and testing

I debated the best way to make cross-members between the plastic plates. I could cut threaded rods and put washers and nuts at each end, but I decided to make spacers from square steel tubing and run a long bolt through the center. I began by adding nylon spacers to the wheel axles: (Left: 1/4") and (Right: 1"). I repeated on the driving wheel: (Left: 1/4") and (Right: 1 1/4" and a jam nut). The gap I created became my cross-member length, minus a couple of washers (65 mm). I cut the tubing with an angle grinder and cleaned up the edges with the same tool, but I used 80-grit sandpaper to clean up the sides.
"Polished" steel square-tubes

The assembly went smoothly after all the planning and measuring. It may have been lighter if I had gone with the threaded rod, but the spacers made it quick to assemble or take apart. I could add shrink-tubing to keep spacer bundles sorted or add a diagram in case they get mixed up while the bolts are out. Everything felt rigid after tightening, so now I can think about powering the motor.
Rigidly assembled

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