Salvius robot - revised elbow joint

Up until now the left arm of the robot has been a bit awkward due to its width of 7.5 inches. I originally built the elbow this way because it needed extra parts on either side of the gear box to increase torque and to support the weight of the arm all because this arm is excessively heavy compared to the opposite one which did not require the additional torque to move.

This new configuration for the robot's elbow joint is actually more stable, secure, and it reduces the previous awkward width of the joint. On top of that there was also a small wight reduction because a small set of metal spacers was no longer needed. Although this amount is insignificant (only a few grams) it is still that much less weight on the robot.

Here are before and after pictures of the elbow joint:

Elbow joint before modification.

New joint.