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Does anyone know how you are supposed to go about using the long open ended pulley belt that comes in the kit? we are trying to figure it out but not sure how if its not closed.
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There is a good hint in the
Generic_Kit_Usage_Guide_v2.pdf. Find it at http://www.bestinc.org, under Participants > File Manager Then navigate to: MAIN / Public Resources & Training / Kits
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We use them when we want to have a motion that will not perform a complete rotation like an arm that just rotates 180 degrees. You will usually want to use a tensioner to make sure it is good and tight.
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Back in our first year, our team spliced the ends together to make a full loop. They used a section of adhesive velcro (soft side only) on the back and then stitched the belt tight to it with a little of the copper wire (stripped to bare copper). There was a little hitch when the splice was engaged with the gear teeth, but it worked. It was in an application where it didn't require a lot of tension. I can't speak to the the durability of this (I was worried about it) as it was only used on a mall day prototype and was abandoned as the design changed.
Unfortunately, I don't have a close up pic, but you can definitely tell this is not the standard size loop and you can just see the velcro section of the splice.