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;D Hello!
In reference to you building and electronic board, you can get a
wirewrapping tool, (radio shack) and small wirewrapping wire to make your own board.
I have not played with the $50 dollar robot, so I am will not be much help to you
there. HOWEVER, I can tell you that programming it will be more involved that hooking up the
electronics. If you do find out how to program it, please tell me. (the HEX file, making)
Good Luck!!!   ;) :) :D ;D

Hey! Thanks for replying! I just checked on Amazon again today (I had checked in Christmas, but no luck). Someone bought the exact PC board of the tutorial and is selling it there (for 2* the price, but it's still cheap enough!). Here's a link to it: http://www.amazon.com/Grid-Style-PC-Board-371-Holes/dp/B004MCYOX6/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433688745&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=Grid+style+PC+boad It ships to my country! The only thing I need help with now is the photoresistors. Will any photoresistors do the trick? I can't get a wirewrapping tool from Radioshack, because they won't ship to my country, perhaps I could get it from another store but now it isn't necessary since I found that reseller on Amazon! About the programming part, the tutorial says it is the easiest part. What do you mean it will be more involved than hooking up the electronics? I thought I just had to do steps 3a ( http://www.societyofrobots.com/step_by_step_robot_step3A.shtml ) and 3b ( http://www.societyofrobots.com/step_by_step_robot_step3B.shtml ) and then upload the given .hex file to my servo for it to be OK to modify. Is this not correct?
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Mechanics and Construction / TwoUp 3D Printer
« Last post by Ibaeni on June 06, 2015, 09:42:17 PM »
Hey everyone, just coming on to post about the TwoUp 3D printer which I bought a little bit ago as a tool to have around the makerspace. I got the version with a heated bed so that I can print ABS and PLA. It was about $400 with 1 kg of extra filament. Took about 5-6 hours to put together with 1-2 people working. Been tweaking a lot of settings to get everything going smoothly. I'd just like to say it's a great printer for the cost but requires a good amount of work to get going. Going to be posting some more updates once I get more succesfull prints as well as some mods to improve its performance.

Has anyone had any experience with the QU-BD printers (OneUp, TwoUp, etc.)? Or any other similar ones? We bought this one because of its price and we wanted to learn more about it as we work on Hyperion related projects.
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 ;D Hello!
In reference to you building and electronic board, you can get a
wirewrapping tool, (radio shack) and small wirewrapping wire to make your own board.
I have not played with the $50 dollar robot, so I am will not be much help to you
there. HOWEVER, I can tell you that programming it will be more involved that hooking up the
electronics. If you do find out how to program it, please tell me. (the HEX file, making)
Good Luck!!!   ;) :) :D ;D
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I want to do the 50 dollar robot. I couldn't order the 371 hole PC-style grid board and the photoresistors, because they are from RadioShack and that store doesn't ship to my country Portugal. Now I'm at the part where I need to modify the servos, and after lots of head scratching I found this: http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=6119.msg112163#msg112163 and discovered I need to do the electronics first. Can anyone link me to a PC board and photoresistors that are compatible with the 50 $ robot and that ship to Portugal? I can find PC boards, but I don't know if they will work and without the board, I can't go any further than making the cardboard wheels :(. Thanks for your time and sorry for bad English.
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 ;D Hello!
The vendors in the forum, advertised on the upper and right of this webpage, have some options
that you could use. Good Luck!!!   ;D
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Mechanics and Construction / Re: Drilling into a D-shaft
« Last post by mklrobo on June 05, 2015, 03:30:44 PM »
 ;D Hello!
Not really sure what you mean by a D - shaft, but I can give generic advice on drilling on a shaft.  :-\
It seems to have given you quite a problem, but if you are determined, it can be done, and not
bankrupting you.
I would suggest making a Jig - and - fixture, to hold the work you are drilling. If the shaft is in the
machine, and can not be moved, you may have to make a portable jig - and - fixture to secure the
work, before drilling it. Smith Lathes can provide you with needed jig/fixture parts. Good Luck!!   ;)
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Mechanics and Construction / Re: Need to study/make my first robot!
« Last post by Snip3r_bow on June 05, 2015, 02:16:45 PM »
Yes Diego, you're definetely right! I'll finish this basic book about Robotics and then I'll get my hands dirty of bolts and circuits :)
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Mechanics and Construction / Re: Project Advice
« Last post by DiegoChavez on June 04, 2015, 10:33:54 PM »
I woud also recomend you looking into the Arduino. I have been using it for the past couple of years to controll most of my projects, but if you need something more compact or more powerful you should look into the teensy 3.1 it is a compact high power arduino compatible. I very recently started working with it and it is amazing.

Good luck,
Diego
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Mechanics and Construction / Drilling into a D-shaft
« Last post by DiegoChavez on June 04, 2015, 10:25:50 PM »
I recently started a new project that I am very exited about. What I need to do is drill through a D-shaft even though I have some flat surface to work on it is very hard to drill. The bit just keeps moving. I dont know if you have any tips on how I can drill this and If I need any special type of drill bit or anything.
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Mechanics and Construction / Re: Need to study/make my first robot!
« Last post by DiegoChavez on June 04, 2015, 10:19:44 PM »
There have been many books that have helped me but probably the one that has helped me the most is called "The Robot Builders Bonanza" it talks about averthing you need to know to make a robot. You learn some things about electronics a lot about mechanics and everything in between. A good place to buy motors and mechanical parts would be Servocity.com They sell great stuff and I have at least one part from them in each one of my robots.

There is just on thing more, when I decided to get into robotics about 2 years ago I started reading about electronics and watching youtube videos on how to make a robot. Then when I decided to make my first robot I failed. But I learned more in that couple of weeks than what I learned in 6 monts of reaserching. I would encorage you to try and build something simple and cheap. I think the best way of learning robotics is by trying!

Good Luck,
Diego
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