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Electronics relocation

The interior volume of the Ascender is quite large and can accommodate a full custom 3D interior. These images are what I am basing my interior tray on. It won’t be exact, I am going to take some liberties here and there.

Interior details.

Interior details.

Seen in my previous post, I’m making the tray so I can attach 3D printed detail components to it. The dash will have an integrated mini servo mount to attach a steering wheel to so it moves with the actuation of the steering, that will come down the road a little.

I began the interior tray by making a cardboard template. I started that process with the wheel wells and fenders. From there I went to fill the rest of the interior. I quickly found that I needed to move and reconfigure the electronics to maximize the interior. Another opportunity for the 3D printer. This is a picture of the installed electronics tray I designed. It is stupid simple but bolts right into existing holes used for a servo winch. Counter sunk hardware gives maximum uninterrupted surface to mount the electronics to.

The new electronics tray.

The new electronics tray.

The electronics now have lots of space to breath and are easy to get to. There is even more room still that you could have a larger ESC with a fan, receiver, winch controller and you still would be able to get it all in here with room for an LED board.

The relocated electronics.

The relocated electronics.

You can see here the completed styrene tray and the electronics. it has the space for all components nice and neatly fitted in. ESC, steering servo, receiver and winch controller, I need to shorten all the wires.

The mounted electronics.

The mounted electronics.