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<<<< Im the new guy
« on: April 03, 2008, 05:17:55 PM »
Hello everyone. I found this site just yesterday and decided to sign up. So this is me saying "Hi there".

When I was younger, I used to take all my electronic toys apart and turn them into new and exciting things, like tennis balls that swam :P

Anyways, I have been playing around with making some new "toys" and also have some plans for future robots. This site looks like its full of great ideas and great robots! Maybe some day in the near future, I can actually contribute to someones project ( Ahem, I get to play with computerized CNC routers and lasers all day)  :P

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Re: <<<< Im the new guy
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008, 05:23:10 PM »

Welcome to the forum!


( Ahem, I get to play with computerized CNC routers and lasers all day)  :P

care to elaborate?  :D

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Re: <<<< Im the new guy
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008, 05:51:25 PM »
Well, I work for a graphic / sign supply company as a Web administrator / graphic artist. I also run the Router tables for any wholesale work we do. I end up running them at least a few times a week if not every day. On top of that we also have certain jobs that come in which require smaller, more accurate designs. We have 30w, 40w and and a (NEW TODAY) 80w laser. (lasers are totally cool to play and design with BTW) :P

So in a nutshell, any parts needed, I can just design and cut.

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Re: <<<< Im the new guy
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 06:37:27 PM »
So in a nutshell, any parts needed, I can just design and cut.

nice!

Any robots you plan to build / have built?

,Eric

Check out the Roboduino, Arduino-compatible board!


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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008, 06:46:17 PM »
well, in the grand scheme of things, I would like to build a small robot that can take directions from a software application. 'Course, I'm really just trying to figure out how to even begin. Mainly, which software to choose for programming, which controller to start with... So it will be awhile before I get to that point :P

As far as anything I've already built -- nothing to really speak of. Just simple machines consisting of a few motors. Nothing that took any programing, by any means.

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Re: <<<< Im the new guy
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2008, 07:24:22 PM »
lol in australia,ther thinking of banning lasers in NSW,lucky im in victoria,some one was shining lasers at planes

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Re: <<<< Im the new guy
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2008, 10:42:20 PM »
"Maybe some day in the near future, I can actually contribute to someones project ( Ahem, I get to play with computerized CNC routers and lasers all day)"

Hi, i'm new myself here and am starting plans for a project. If you would like to help me I would deeply appreciate it. I am currently making a list of parts that I need for my project. Let me know if you can help. Thanks.

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Re: <<<< Im the new guy
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2008, 11:47:17 PM »
why dont you start by building th $50 like the rest of us newbs

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Re: <<<< Im the new guy
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2008, 02:44:02 AM »




woooooohhhhhhhhooooooooooo


I'm a noob   ~!~!~!~!



The $50 robot is a great place to start!

note: Your lucky goatfish they have already banned lasers in WA   (well certain types of lasers...)
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2008, 02:52:48 AM »
geez,i would prob dop something dangerous with lasers though,not shine it at a plane though :)

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Re: <<<< Im the new guy
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2008, 03:38:14 AM »




woooooohhhhhhhhooooooooooo


I'm a noob   ~!~!~!~!



The $50 robot is a great place to start!

note: Your lucky goatfish they have already banned lasers in WA   (well certain types of lasers...)



not going to stop me from playing with my crapy lazer and makeing a beter 1 but i wont be shining it at planes  and i live in nsw

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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2008, 03:44:15 AM »
2 guys were arrested over here 4 shining a laser from one car into a police car!

Like c'mon who would be dumb enough to do that...stupid

(thats possibly one of the resons there banned now!)




and true lkik still doesn't stop me!  ;D
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Re: <<<< Im the new guy
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2008, 04:05:31 AM »
2 guys were arrested over here 4 shining a laser from one car into a police car!

Like c'mon who would be dumb enough to do that...stupid

(thats possibly one of the resons there banned now!)

well you would expect to get arrested for doing that it is just dumb

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Re: <<<< Im the new guy
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2008, 07:01:48 AM »
I actually have started my $50 Robot already :P I drew up some pieces for my base and wheels that I'm going to make here at work. I know im not supposed to worry about how it looks, but after browsing some of the upgrades I can make to it, I really want to make it substancial. That and the Graphic Artist part of me refuses to make it out of junk I find around the house with all the great tools and materials available to me.

I'm going to make the base and wheels out of 1/8" acrylic and coat the wheels with some clear silicone sheeting that I have.

I really want to thank you, ADMIN, for the awesome tutorials you have written up! The $50 robot is an awesome way to get everyone started. (You make it look waayyy to easy though) LOL


Side note:

When I was a kid, my dad purchased a surgical laser that he was going to turn into a CNC cutter. That never really worked out, but I ended up getting a freaking HUGE HeNe laser out of it. One night, my friend and I were being bad and shot the red beam all the way across the lake we lived on. By the time it got to the other side, the diameter of the beam was about 4 feet wide and just as bright.

Being the stupid kids that we were, we shot it into the back window of one of the houses on the other side, it must have scared the crap out of them because minutes later, all the lights turned on and the man and woman were running all over the house trying to figure out what they just saw. We could see the whole thing because the back of their house was all glass windows. That was the end of my laser shannanagans.
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Re: <<<< Im the new guy
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2008, 07:29:25 PM »
Side note:

When I was a kid, my dad purchased a surgical laser that he was going to turn into a CNC cutter. That never really worked out, but I ended up getting a freaking HUGE HeNe laser out of it. One night, my friend and I were being bad and shot the red beam all the way across the lake we lived on. By the time it got to the other side, the diameter of the beam was about 4 feet wide and just as bright.

Woooooo

Being the stupid kids that we were, we shot it into the back window of one of the houses on the other side, it must have scared the crap out of them because minutes later, all the lights turned on and the man and woman were running all over the house trying to figure out what they just saw. We could see the whole thing because the back of their house was all glass windows. That was the end of my laser shannanagans.

Jeez man!

That was the end of my laser shannanagans.

I should hope so!     lol
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« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2008, 09:18:12 AM »
yeah, I would never do that now :P Id hate to hurt somebody by being an idiot :P

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Re: <<<< Im the new guy
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2008, 01:25:09 AM »
yeah, I would never do that now :P Id hate to hurt somebody by being an idiot :P

That's the spirit !
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Re: <<<< Im the new guy
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2008, 02:30:21 AM »
meh,im only  a dickhead 14 year old,i would prob just make people think its a sniper or something,lol,i used to have one and we were shinig at the old peoples home down the road,there lokked pretty scared actually lol

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« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2008, 03:59:23 AM »
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sniper

Sniper! lol

I could just imagine how scared youd be if suddently a red dot appered on your stomach and then slowly rose to ur head!  :o :o :o

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« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2008, 04:40:41 AM »
lol ;Dbut its old people they would think it could be anything ;Dunless they were in the war,wait did they have lasers on snipers in WW2 ???

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« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2008, 09:38:26 AM »
The HeNe laser I had didn't have a lens on the end so it just got bigger the further away you were from it. We were testing that out in my back yard one evening. From the back of the house to the end of our yard (about 100 feet or so) it was about twice the size of a softball. You could see swirly designs in it (like a magnified view of the excited gas or something)

 


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