On the 4th of March we posted some images in Twitter of the first molds of our Qbo robot, received by our provider in Taiwan.
With more than 6 months behind schedule we started to make many tests to these molds to find possible problems and things to improve. The final result, after examining more than 40 molds, is the improvement in only 12 molds. Tomorrow I will travel to Taipei (Taiwan) and then to Tokio (Japan) to supervise the final result of these 12 molds.
Here you can see one of the improved molds.
Old mold without a pinion in the armor and without a toothed wheel. This made an oscillating movement to the motor so that the movement control in Qbo wasn’t as precise as we expected it to be.
New mold with changes in the armor (pinion) and a toothed wheel. This allows a gentler movement for Qbo and the motor doesn’t suffer from any oscillations. It also helps in the assembly of Qbo due to the existence of fewer parts.