Not a robot, but a new tool! LASER!
I like lasers and I like easily cutting out shapes for robots. So...
Bodged in air assist, running off a paintbrush compressor borrowed from my dad for now.
The first few cuts before the air assist was in. I can now neatly cut 1.5mm poly with minimal discolouration. I need to do the air assist properly to really get nice cuts but the bodge has given me an idea of what to aim for.
A standard K40 laser. Needs a fair bit of tweaking to get working fully, lots of parts on order to get it completed.
The upgrades I intend are:
Non bodge air assist with an all around nozzle.
New exhaust (Polycarb fumes are bad. That and just general smoke), Inline blower with 3" tubing straight out my house. Hopefully I can seal it enough to make enough negative pressure to eliminate all escaping fumes.
New bed to put material on, the current one is pretty bad.
New cooling system (Currently distilled water in a mixing bowl with a pond pump), I'm intending on what will essentially be a PC water cooling system with a hefty reservoir.
Interior Lighting, fairly self explanatory
New stand. So... I'm actually running out of places to put tools and robot stuff. I have a 2 bed flat, one bedroom is already a full robot room dedicated to fighting robots. My kitchen has CNC corner with the 2 printers and router. This is going to have to live sortof where my TV currently does so I need to make a stand to hold both... And I'm unwilling to move it to the garage.