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Offline S. KarimTopic starter

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material restrictions of SOR contest
« on: July 05, 2007, 06:59:04 PM »
would legos be allowed?

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Re: material restrictions of SOR contest
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2007, 09:28:35 PM »
Any material is allowed, although legos has a lower 'coolness' factor :P

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Re: material restrictions of SOR contest
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2007, 08:14:29 AM »
i beg to differ, legoes are some of the coolest toys ever, i love them :p

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Re: material restrictions of SOR contest
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2007, 08:31:21 AM »
i beg to differ, legoes are some of the coolest toys ever, i love them :p

they are cool, but a lego robot will still look like a toy.


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Re: material restrictions of SOR contest
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2007, 05:58:28 AM »
i beg to differ, legoes are some of the coolest toys ever, i love them :p

they are cool, but a lego robot will still look like a toy.



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Re: material restrictions of SOR contest
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2007, 02:17:54 PM »
I have built Lego robots that I could never have built with regular parts. Not without a shop and lots of headache...
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Re: material restrictions of SOR contest
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2007, 09:03:39 PM »
they are cool, but a lego robot will still look like a toy.
sometimes legos look better than the scrap junk robots you guys make. to be honest, i dont like things that look like toys, i actually love the way the wires hang out and all but comon, the objective is to make a robot, i didnt know it had to be out of cardboard and pieces out of my toy radio to be considered "cool". i highly hope legos arent discriminated against when i enter in the competition, i mean geez they can be just as useful with the correct ideas.

and i thought this was a hobby forum, for people who are "student-like" moneywise and dont have "shops" laying behind their houses, legos are extremely versatile mechanically and everyone has access to it.

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Re: material restrictions of SOR contest
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2007, 09:30:07 PM »
I highly recommend people to buy a sheet of plastic and learn how to cut out your designs and drill holes. If you ever want to be an expert, this is a skill you will need to learn anyway . . .

As for legos, it tends to fail the shake test - shake it real hard and see if it still works :P
I will look down on any design that fails the shake test, lego or not . . .

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Re: material restrictions of SOR contest
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2007, 09:36:14 PM »
Will it Blend?

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Re: material restrictions of SOR contest
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2007, 11:09:56 PM »
Will it Blend?

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Re: material restrictions of SOR contest
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2007, 02:14:02 PM »
As for legos, it tends to fail the shake test - shake it real hard and see if it still works :P
I will look down on any design that fails the shake test, lego or not . . .
Oh really? Fine with me. I'll have a shaking portion in the video just for you. I better see the other robots shaken just as hard lol.

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Re: material restrictions of SOR contest
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2007, 02:39:12 PM »
"Oh really? Fine with me. I'll have a shaking portion in the video just for you. I better see the other robots shaken just as hard lol."


How about buying some "crazy glue" and glue the lego together before the video demo.

Just joking.... I wish all of you good luck, even the lego robot builder. ;D




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Re: material restrictions of SOR contest
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2007, 02:49:22 PM »
In the past Ive used the legos with those big holes in the center, and used zip ties to hold everything really tight using those holes.

Ive made quite a few lego bots in the past, I should probably upload the videos one day . . .

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Re: material restrictions of SOR contest
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2007, 04:40:22 PM »
How about buying some "crazy glue" and glue the lego together before the video demo.

Just joking.... I wish all of you good luck, even the lego robot builder. ;D
heh crazy glue my legos? for what? the prize isnt enough for me to do that, and its not guaranteed either ;)

 


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