Monday, July 2, 2012
Air Travel Chain Effect
AIR TRAVEL CHAIN EFFECT - Stay Safe & Protect Electronics
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. How to stay safe and protect electronics during air travel.
Penguin robots are very strong and sturdy, built with nylon and machined metal. However, Chinese luggage handlers maintain their reputation to be stronger. It's estimated this luggage was dropped from a height of 12 feet. The majority of the shipped assembled penguins broke at the legs linkage connecting to the servo. Most had the white nylon servo linkage (servo horn) that connects the legs linkage to NARO servo broken. This appears to be the weakest link in the Penguin robot chain. For future shipping, remove the servo horns.
Parallax Toddler RobotThe weakest link in the Toddler robot chain is the underside stride linkage. For future shipping, remove the stride servo horn.
Solderless BreadboardsNylon polymer solderless breadboards, which were wired with Parallax Propeller chips, completely survived the rough handling. They were wrapped in towels. A photographic schematic was first created and interconnecting wires were removed. These boards easily stack during shipping.