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Offline spartanTopic starter

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pneumatic flipper - Please help
« on: September 21, 2008, 01:40:38 PM »
right ok, I'm new here so i'm sorry if i've gone wrong somewhere.

Anywho, I joined a robot club at my College, and we're all making combat robots. I want to make one with the weapon of choice a flipper.

I really need help on where to buy the materies, what materials I'll need. Just really as much help as possible.

A step by step guide would be awesome, or even just some friendly tips here and there.

Regards, Shaun.

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Re: pneumatic flipper - Please help
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2008, 03:28:20 PM »
what weight class will you be in?
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Re: pneumatic flipper - Please help
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 09:32:22 AM »
12 pound weight class.

Sorry, I forgot to put that in.

Note: this is the first robot i've made.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2008, 10:01:51 AM by spartan »

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Re: pneumatic flipper - Please help
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 11:51:42 AM »
why must it be pneumatic?
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Re: pneumatic flipper - Please help
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 11:59:16 AM »
it doesn't have to be pneumatic, if you have any better/easier ideas, I would love to hear them.

Really, i want to build a combat robot with a flipper. I don't know where/how to start, and I welcome any help you can throw my way.

Thanks, Shaun.

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Re: pneumatic flipper - Please help
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2008, 12:09:07 PM »
You could use a solenoid for the flipper. Here is a list of things you will need:

A transmitter like this one http://www.robotmarketplace.com/products/0-GWS-GWT4A.html and you will also need a reciever. You will want at least four channels

Motor controller

Batteries

Wheels

Something to make the chassis with like polycarbonate or aluminum

Motors

Hope I helped!
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Re: pneumatic flipper - Please help
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008, 04:46:53 PM »
For a little more you can purchase the 6EXP, basically just like the one Trumpkin listed but with 6 channels, and has simple programming options. Also if you want to go a little fancy, see the 2.4ghz radios... the big advantage is that there are no frequency conflicts with other radios.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXRXF4**&P=7

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Re: pneumatic flipper - Please help
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2008, 03:57:44 AM »
Browse google for battlebot designs. Basically see how other people did it, read their advice, etc.

You can find parts to everything here:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_parts_list.shtml

 


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