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Cardboard Robotic Series
« on: January 18, 2009, 05:24:54 PM »
Originally I just wanted to create a cardboard model of the robotic arm I was going to build. Then someone suggested I mount servos in it, then someone suggested I make it into a caterpillar...now what?

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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 01:33:40 PM »
add weight to the board
use thicker cardboard.

i am also trying to make one now... ;D

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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009, 11:23:56 AM »
Maybe put a graber on the front?  Would be interesting on both designs.   :D

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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2009, 04:07:58 PM »
You forgot lasers man! Lasers!

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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2009, 02:29:17 PM »
with cardboard you can do so many things is impresive

 I created the wolverine claws that move :)

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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2009, 03:54:05 PM »
wow, that cardboard looks really strong ??? and good job on the claw ma-bobs... you should dress up as wolverine and run up to random people in the street, do the claw thing and growl at them... and video it for our entertainment...
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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2009, 06:38:11 PM »
people underestimate the power of cardboard
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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2009, 12:32:14 AM »
really does depend on the type of cardboard...
some are weak as s*%t!
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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2009, 08:48:21 PM »
really does depend on the type of cardboard...
some are weak as s*%t!
Tell me about it, when I got into robots I was trying to make one out of a cereal box, but fail, the servos where to heavy for the cardboard, it just bended and was touching the ground.

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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2009, 09:56:26 PM »
With weaker cardboards you just have to add some support such as cross braces and such. Cardboard can be a pretty valuable tool for prototyping as made apparent above
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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2009, 12:29:01 AM »
yep, skewers work wonders with reinforcement!
thin balsa wood is also good for prototyping new things..
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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2009, 05:44:13 AM »
I stick bent paperclips through the cardboard to reinforce it.
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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2009, 01:14:36 AM »
how does that work? like, do you weave it through?
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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2009, 05:47:04 AM »
you know how there is holes all of the way through cardboard from a certain angle? I stick the paper clips throuch those and maybe even through the other way perpindicular to that.
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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2009, 05:53:06 AM »
is that the cardboard with the zig-zagged crap in between two pieces?
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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2009, 06:33:36 AM »
ya
is there any other kind (probably a stupid question)?
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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2009, 06:37:45 AM »
there is the thinner stuff that is more strong... it has no gap in the middle for air... that stuff you have is used mainly for moving boxes etc, where strength isn't much of an issue...
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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2009, 06:40:14 AM »
well I have to inprovise, I mean I would rather reinforce than buy new.
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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2009, 06:43:51 AM »
*sigh* don't we all? but some things are better bought new than scrapped... but if i was going to buy materials for a chassis i would get some hdpe or metal from somewhere...
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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2009, 05:00:55 PM »
Originally I just wanted to create a cardboard model of the robotic arm I was going to build. Then someone suggested I mount servos in it, then someone suggested I make it into a caterpillar...now what?


After seeing a full size Wall-E robot made out of cardboard, I'mm watching a T-800 robot being built the same way. Amazing! That guy has Talent and Time do do it properly. We are just amateurs...

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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2009, 05:30:31 PM »
like I said...

people underestimate the power of cardboard
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Re: Cardboard Robotic Series
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2009, 12:53:57 AM »
like with all materials, it depends on how you use it, not the material itself...
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