Hey everyone, I’m starting to wrap up the hardware portion of the build but I wanted to make sure my motors are okay. Everything is explained in the video. I would greatly appreciate any input I can get.
In a nutshell, with the motors unpowered, pushing them feels very stuttery, making me worry that a motor shaft is bent.
Belts should not be real tight. I think Ryan mention 7 lbs as the tension, which is not very much. On my machine, if I pluck a belt it makes a low thrum note. BTW, if the notes match when you thrum both belts, the tension will be similar in both belts.
In order to figure out if you have a problem, tighten both belts then push from the middle of the tubing. You should get smooth movement. I think you are getting the skipping because the opposite side is binding.