Mechanical Design Decisions

  • Belt Over winch or linear actuator
    • Simplicity, reliability, accuracy
  • Forklift does not reach multiple levels
    • software capacity, Cost
  • Forklift does not tilt back
    • much simpler
    • mass box << mass scout
    • pallet and box one unit
  • Linear potentiometer
    • cost
    • belt moves too far for a single turn potentiometer