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Offline fabguyTopic starter

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My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« on: March 28, 2010, 06:08:38 PM »
This is my first robot project.  So this is all new to me.

With some help from Admin and some other members.  The programming is comming along nicely.

I have to have this finished by October 1st but this is what I have so far.


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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 11:25:40 PM »
wow. for a first project that looks amazing.

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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2010, 08:07:06 PM »
Wow mate first project?!?!? Are they all custom parts?
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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2010, 08:57:00 PM »
Yep my first robot project.  Not my first custom RC though.  It is the first time ive done anything even close to this.

Just about the entire thing is custom parts.  The large metal gear and hub adapters and other hardware stuff is from servo city, or locally.  But all the black delrin(plastic) is my design.  A friend of mine has a small lazer cutter in his basement.  So all the parts where cut on that.  I just E-mail him a cad file.

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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2010, 07:53:19 AM »
Thats conveninent. Makes me start thinking about get my robot laser cut.
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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2010, 04:41:24 AM »
Yeah that is a really good job I really need to get a hold of a cnc or laser cutter it just make everything look so much better. G

  Great job

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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2010, 01:10:28 PM »
The lazer cutting is great.  But the cost of the machine is crazy.  I'm just lucky I have axcess to one.  It wont do aluminum or anything like that.  Its fairly low powered.

My wife was nice enough to get me this for Xmas

http://www.rockcliffmachine.com/product_info.php?cPath=28&products_id=88

I havnt had time to build the machine yet.  Been too busy with bumblebee.  Its a much more cost effective machine vs the Lazer.  With the right head And built stirdy it will cut just about anything.  Once up and running all future projects will be built with it.

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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2010, 06:40:37 PM »
Oh my, I've got a kit similar with that one a few years back and never got a chance to actually build the machine. Lack of time, proper tools and the necessary hardware (linear bearings and lead screws) made me postpone this to a latter date. I wanted to buy a kit (only the plywood chassis and hardware) from Rockliff in 2008 but I just arrived in Toronto and could not afford to spend the money at that time. So, if you actually build yours and think you can replicate the chassis for me (I'll buy the hardware from Rockliff) I'm interested.
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WOW!
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2010, 06:52:00 AM »
WOW !!! Is that RC ? Any one would buy the blue prints or the ( Transformer ) . Now all you need is a cover  :P

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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2010, 07:37:16 AM »
Thankyou

Its not RC.  Not yet anyway.  I have a wireless PS2 controller I have to add to it.  Im also thinking to go bluetooth and controll him from my cell phone.  But I'm not sure I can figure that one out in time.  Its hard to see but it has an Axon microcontroller barried under all that wire and H shaped piece on top.

He kinda reminds me of C3PO before he had "coverings".


I have a Tamiya VW beetle body for it.  This is from a different car but show that it will fit.  Bumblebee has to be yellow.



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Bluetooth ?
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2010, 07:59:11 AM »
Anyone will be able to controll it or even hack your cell . I would just use my PSP Infra Red .

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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2010, 04:37:04 PM »
Anyone will be able to controll it or even hack your cell . I would just use my PSP Infra Red .
But the chance of someone directly doing that is very low, even if someone does hack it, what are they going to be able to do? Drive it around in his room?
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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2010, 11:10:52 AM »
Anyone will be able to controll it or even hack your cell . I would just use my PSP Infra Red .
But the chance of someone directly doing that is very low, even if someone does hack it, what are they going to be able to do? Drive it around in his room?

Muhahahahah I know what I'm doing tomorrow!!!  He'll be like WTF come back here bumblebee!!!  I kid I kid...  It does look awesome though.

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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2010, 07:07:29 PM »
Its been a while but here is a little update video.  Still so much to do.  Ive added led's and a voice module from a toy.  The voice module is controled by the Axon aswell.


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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2010, 06:25:41 PM »
i cant believe that this is your first bot!

this is amazing! in the top 5

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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2010, 09:27:29 PM »
Amazing job. Can't wait to see video of it finished. If it is axon powered make sure you enter it into admin's contest.

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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2010, 07:53:03 AM »
Amazing job. Can't wait to see video of it finished. If it is axon powered make sure you enter it into admin's contest.

Yes! (make sure the Axon is somehow featured in the video)

http://www.societyofrobots.com/axon_video_contest.shtml

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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2010, 06:39:47 PM »
Thanks guys.

Ide love to win an Axon for my next project.  I'll have to put together a video.  I have much more to lean about robots than I have to teach.  But I could do something about mechanical construction etc.  Its too bad that bumblbee wont be done by August.   

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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2010, 12:21:49 PM »
I know its been a while since my last post put this project has been comming along slowly.  Its been a busy summer. It has to be done by this friday so time to finish it off.

I'll post a video when its more compleated... before friday.








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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2010, 05:49:02 PM »
click for video

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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2010, 06:38:09 PM »
Nice work! I still can't believe this is your first bot.
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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2010, 09:14:50 PM »
You're now famous ;)
http://www.robots-dreams.com/2010/09/bumblebee-transformer-robot-using-the-axion-video.html

Why does everyone spell Axon as Axion I don't know! lol

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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2010, 06:31:15 PM »
Axon sales will sky-rocket  :D
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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2010, 07:30:27 PM »
Woo hoo I'm famous.   Now I need to find a way to be rich! LOL

Now I need to figure out what my second robot project will be...  How do I top this  ::)

Hmmm G1 prime byped.  Axon powered of course.

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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2010, 07:44:10 PM »
No one has made a robot biped transform into an airplane yet. ;)

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Re: My Transformer (G1 bumblebee)
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2010, 07:52:36 PM »
No one has made a robot biped transform into an airplane yet. ;)
Lol
That would be something!
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