We're finally starting to get our massive quantity of various components from our various vendors. Many thanks to all the help from our company contacts who were able to offer us educational discounts for this project.
We received the wheels and rims today, we got extremely lucky that these wheels came on the market when they did. Apparently this is the first cast aluminum ATV rim in production and it has only been available for a year. This saved us from machining our own rims, saving us $1500 and two weeks of shop time.
It's finally starting to hit us that we'll be assembling this robot at the beginning of January and we're all excited to get out of the doldrums and into the fun part.
Drive axle being machined on the CNC lathe