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Offline JohnBotTopic starter

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"C" brackets ?
« on: April 03, 2010, 08:51:58 AM »
Hi,

Anyone know where I can find "c" brackets that are a bit bigger than standard. Ideal dimensions would be about 8 inches wide and roughly 5 inches deep. I've checked a bunch of places, including all sorts of servo mounts / bracket suppliers, but no luck.

I'm trying to make (or buy) an inexpensive tilt. Exactly like a standard pan and tilt- but without the pan. Also, this will not be operated by a motor / servo. It will need to manually tilted, and then locked in place.

I'm hoping to accomplish by taking two "c" brackets -one slightly wider than the other, then lining up the axle holes and putting a screw through. This will create a joint. Then I'll simple put a bolts on the end and tighten (think this will work?). L-Brackets could also be made to work, but I'd prefer two ready made "c" brackets or an existing inexpensive tilt.

Exactly like these, only bigger:

http://www.active-robots.com/products/motorsandwheels/servo-motors/asb09-750.jpg

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Re: "C" brackets ?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2010, 09:37:56 AM »
Hardware store, construction supply store.
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Re: "C" brackets ?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2010, 10:48:42 AM »
Hi,

Anyone know where I can find "c" brackets that are a bit bigger than standard. Ideal dimensions would be about 8 inches wide and roughly 5 inches deep. I've checked a bunch of places,
Sounds like a bracket used for mounting Walkie-Talkies in cars may suit you.
Wouldn't be hard to make one yourself either.

Most important parameter is how much weight it's supposed to carry.
Regards,
Søren

A rather fast and fairly heavy robot with quite large wheels needs what? A lot of power?
Please remember...
Engineering is based on numbers - not adjectives

 


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