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Offline dorti003Topic starter

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Need some advice
« on: December 29, 2008, 12:35:48 PM »
Hi all i am majoring in electrical engineering and i have to do a senior project i want to build a robot like the one in the 80's movie short circuit do you guys think it is possible

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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008, 01:58:25 PM »
Yes, first build the $50 robot to get you aquainted with robotics  ;D

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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008, 02:05:25 PM »
i have some what knowledge of how to build the robot however i don't know which would be the best material to use for this robot, my plan is to first make it work as a RC car howver i don't know hot to control the movement and the arms using the same remote control

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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2008, 02:58:50 PM »
Buy a RC radio with more channels to control the arms.

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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2008, 03:01:33 PM »
would you know how much they run for and if google skecthc is good program to design the robot

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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2008, 03:13:59 PM »
6 channel should be fine, around $100-150. Sketchup is a good program.

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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2008, 08:41:18 AM »
where can i find good tutorials to learn google sketch up

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Re: Need some advice
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2008, 10:07:44 AM »
type Google sketch up in Google and you will find a lot of information.  Also, if you can afford it. .. i would recommend the student version of Solid Works.  It's only about $100.

 


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