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Post by earthwormjim » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:42 pm

Hi .
Thought I'd start my own place to put stuff.
I have been a bit quiet lately,but hope to rectify that. :)

I have been putting together a robot,and have uploaded a couple of videos on youtube...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MvfE6n3 ... ature=plcp

It is way too quick,but should be fun! :D

It is to be a flipper,wierdly similar in shape to Craigs new flipper,Ixion!
But mine is a little bigger,and uses a completely different flipping mechanism.
This is the cad chassis design...

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And I recieved the final article from shapeways this morning...

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And here are a few pics of how it goes together so far...

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There will be a 1mm carbon sheet on the top and bottom to provide the flipper surface.
The flipper mechanism uses 2 bearings which rotate around the motor hubs.
And there is also a switch and charge port incorporated into the rear of the chassis.
I have made a mistake in the diameter of the wheels,and need to get them remade to fit the tyres that I want,
but other than that,the printed parts fit really well. :)

Anyway,I thought it looked cool,so thought I would post it. :)
It is a way off being finished,but it looks pretty feasable,and might even be within weight too!
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Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:46 pm

How did you make the cat robot, Jim? It's very lifelike!
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Post by earthwormjim » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:52 pm

Dave26 wrote:How did you make the cat robot, Jim? It's very lifelike!
LOL.Bloody cat has knocked down the christmas tree twice today.Talk about destructive!
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Post by joey_picus » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:57 pm

That's...that's beyond words :) I really want to see these competing, it genuinely looks like something from Star Trek at this point. Fantastic work as ever Jim :)
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Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:58 pm

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Post by Craig_Anto3 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:32 am

I'll sue!
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Post by earthwormjim » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:06 am

Craig_Anto3 wrote:I'll sue!
LOL! You know what they say,Craig... Great minds think alike. :D
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Post by Craig_Anto3 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:39 pm

to be fair it looks superb, I like bearings..... what's the scoop gonna like?
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Post by earthwormjim » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:15 pm

Not sure yet,depends how much weight I have left once I cram in all the electronics!! :roll:
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Post by haz » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:18 pm

thats awesome!
got any plans for new fleas?

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