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Offline Robotboy86Topic starter

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Writing a fiberglass tut for robots.. AND
« on: November 14, 2007, 10:12:44 AM »
Is there anything that anyone wants in particular?  A specific point that confuses you?  Right now its an overview of the materials you need, explanation on the different kinds, how to make the various structures, pros/cons of different designs..

and of course the actual proccess.  I am going to post it up in a week or so.. I am getting my materials in tommorow so I can start this weekend I hope.

Let me know guys :)

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Re: Writing a fiberglass tut for robots.. AND
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2007, 10:50:05 AM »
Im especially interested in methods to mold the fiberglass . . . such as if I wanted it to be a casing for my robot . . .

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Re: Writing a fiberglass tut for robots.. AND
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2007, 04:21:38 PM »
What i'm most interested in is how strong the fiberglass is, show me howmuch force it can take, show me if it's suitable to build custom robot parts . Like robotic arms etc.
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Re: Writing a fiberglass tut for robots.. AND
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007, 08:28:38 PM »
Sure thing Admin!  Also, I can do some strength videos for you guys.

I just started the foam mold today actually..

Attached below is a picture of the foam somewhat overflowing from the cardboard mold.  I cleaned alot of it from the edges..  its got its rough shape.  I still need to sand it and carve it to get the right shapes.  I will then be hopefully encasing the foam in fiberglass either tuesday or saturday.  (Thanksgiving and all).

Admin, you want to know how to encase already built robots in fiberglass shells, correct?

Also ya, a members tut account would be great.

Thanks,

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Edit: Had to ask something
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Re: Writing a fiberglass tut for robots.. AND
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2007, 07:03:11 PM »
On the subject of formable fiberglass, here is an easy to use material to form strong fiberglass objects.

I have used "Tiger Hair" ready mix before to fix rust holes in cars.  See http://www.detailandstripes.com/fbe-1189.html and http://web.mac.com/bryce84/iWeb/DeloreanMacMini/Fiberglass.html .   I have thought it would be great for robot projects.  One strategy for making a quick thin sheet of this to cover a hole for instance is to spread it on wax paper, then press the wax paper over the area you want to cover.

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Re: Writing a fiberglass tut for robots.. AND
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2008, 09:15:57 PM »
is this tutorial going to be made ???
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