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Offline raptorwesTopic starter

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robot modifications
« on: April 18, 2011, 09:12:54 PM »
I have been doing some modifications to make my robot better and I have found 1/4" plexiglass pretty user friendly. So far I have made a bracket to mount an IR sensor to a servo, a battery holder and an on off switch bracket. I am also in the process of making a second robot chassis out of plexiglass. i thought this might help someone looking for materials to use on their creation. Here are a few pics.


 
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Offline raptorwesTopic starter

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Re: robot modifications
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 09:14:46 PM »
This is a pic of the battery holder and switch plate. I used my table saw for the cuts and a butane torch to heat the plastic so I could bend it to the shape i wanted. You have to go slow and steady when heating the plexiglass, you can deform it pretty easily. I am sure that creating a hotwire bender would be more efficient if I were to do a lot of intricate pieces.
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Re: robot modifications
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 12:15:21 AM »
yes, i use the same material for most of the things, its cheap, easy to modify , and looks good  :)
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Re: robot modifications
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 09:28:24 PM »
If you get a mini-mill or mini-lathe you'll go nuts over Delrin.  It machines like butta.

 


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