Author Topic: Free chassis materials  (Read 881 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline greywanderer012345Topic starter

  • Robot Overlord
  • ****
  • Posts: 133
  • Helpful? 2
Free chassis materials
« on: October 09, 2010, 03:05:53 PM »
I couldn't find a thread for free chassis materials that can be commonly found, but I've thought of a couple examples. I was just in a home improvement store (Home Depot) and found these 2 free items. 1) Paintsticks- totally free. 2) In the kitchen display area, there are laminate countertop samples, some of them are 3 1/2" x 5". Please expand on this post and list any free materials that can be commonly found. I'll stay on the lookout and post it here, too.

Offline knossos

  • Robot Overlord
  • ****
  • Posts: 278
  • Helpful? 14
Re: Free chassis materials
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 05:08:07 PM »
Junked electronics make great free chassis materials.  My robot is currently using a piece of a steam cleaner I tore apart as his chassis.  I have an empty VCR chassis that will serve as a second platform when this one proves too small.  I have a really old thrustmaster joystick that I think would make an excellent spacey looking chassis, clearance is a little too low for my liking, so I wouldn't put the Axon in it, but one of the smaller Arduino's or clones would be great.
"Never regret thy fall,
O Icarus of the fearless flight
For the greatest tragedy of them all
Is never to feel the burning light."
 
Oscar Wilde

 


Get Your Ad Here