Roboteering Fails

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Roboteering Fails

Post by razerdave » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:54 pm

Hey guys

After reading about Haz' mishap with his spinner, just wondering if anyone else has had any near misses whilst building or operating robots; I've put a 2mm drill bit almost completely through my finger, had plenty of metal splinters, sliced fingers from blades, few soldering iron burns, and had my fingers bitten by Stewie's flipper during activation.

So what about you guys ?

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Re: Roboteering Fails

Post by Jonny » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:04 pm

super glues all my fingers together twice
a couple of soldering iron burns
getting hand stuck in ee 3.5 flipper at every event
hitting my finger with a hammer and got a huge bruise
tv stand fell on my leg and got a bruise the size of my fist (this happened 4 days ago)
sitting on an upright sprocket :lol:
deck chair collapse
hit in the crotch with a bungee cord (with the metal bit on the end!)

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Re: Roboteering Fails

Post by josh » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:15 pm

Electric shock and then walking up and down the stairs twice to check I was alive :lol:
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Re: Roboteering Fails

Post by bitternboy » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:17 pm

The very first time I spun up a brushless motor, I sliced my thumb pretty badly on the blade which I really should have been put on after I'd got the motor working. Apart from this I'd like to think of myself as careful (touch wood).
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Re: Roboteering Fails

Post by EpicentrE » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:22 pm

Apart from the usual cuts and scrapes, the only thing that sticks in my mind was when I managed to burn my hair on my soldering iron. I think I mainly remember it because of the incredibly bad smell it made!
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Re: Roboteering Fails

Post by teamocean » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:30 pm

I have at some stage done all the usual things- cuts, scrapes, bruises etc..

I think the worst ones for me have been dropping Maelstrom on my foot and getting hit by Shockwave's flipper (i'm just glad that it was a low pressure one and not Aftershock or Whirlwind as the result would have been a lot nastier).
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Re: Roboteering Fails

Post by joey_picus » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:40 pm

I managed to grind into my fingernail when building Jigsaw IV which is the worst injury I've really suffered as a direct result of robots. Burning hair, bruises, scrapes, knife cuts, et cetera have all happened though, I consider it an occupational hazard really.
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Re: Roboteering Fails

Post by haz » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:01 am

burns, cuts, tip of my thumb cut off, dropped front of metanioa on foot, dropped murphy's law on my feet :-?
having metanioa upsidedown to work on it and the flipper falling open on my face :evil:

my WORST one though was a few weeks ago, i had murphy's law on my toolbox so that the wheels were off the floor and i was just checking to see if it worked, it did, then(becuse the frame is only a couple of kg's) when i changed the directoin of the motors it shifted backwards so that the wheels were in full reverse touching the desk and the whole thing catapulted itself off the desk and ito my crotch.

(note: one of the reasons why i got into robots was becuse of the massive scar on my arm, i couldn't do sport anymore, so i took up robot building :P )

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Re: Roboteering Fails

Post by Andrew_Hibberd » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:51 am

I regularly have cuts all over my hands, was quite bad putting the cnc machine together.

The worst thing i have done is drilled through my finger nail and all. The worst bit was having to force my finger down and off the drill bit. I won't be doing that again!

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Re: Roboteering Fails

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:15 am

I've launched blades across the room at both my brother and Marco before, but without injury. Besides the odd minor cut, I can't think of any real injury I've had as a direct result of being a roboteer, unless you count the bruises and rope-burn I got from Total Wipeout :D
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Re: Roboteering Fails

Post by Team Nuclear » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:31 pm

Drilling and tapping into plastic and then find it's the wrong peice of platic
burns from solder iron
crushing my finger in the vice(that hurt)
colapsing a shelf on myself
getting hit by the prop on my IC plane when it fired up
cutting myself with a stanly knife
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Re: Roboteering Fails

Post by alasdair » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:20 pm

I managed to get a knife blade about a centimeter into my palm. And when I dropped my soldering iron and attempted to catch it by the iron. Luckily I only got it with my thumb and two fingers. :roll:

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Re: Roboteering Fails

Post by Craig_Anto3 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:02 am

lets see um
have no feeling in my wedding finger due to an antweight, had a wrestling match with TX-108 when the hydraulics fully opened with my arm underneth, had Tanto knock me out 3 times testing her, she runs me over when she loses signal, am all but deaf in one ear due to beasts pneumatics going off next to me, numerous cuts and scars from protruding metal work, solder burns welding burns
and possibly the biggest injury of all, then dented ego

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Re: Roboteering Fails

Post by daliad100 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:10 am

Lot's of burns and cuts from things but the worst would have to be the wire wheel yesterday that means that my left index finger is covered in more cuts than skin.
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Re: Roboteering Fails

Post by razerdave » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:32 pm

That sounds some pretty severe injuries Craig, I'm amazed Tanto has managed to knock you out once, let alone 3 times :P

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