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Offline LukethTopic starter

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What Materials?
« on: February 05, 2009, 01:22:45 AM »
What materials should i use for a robot hull that will be running into things and over rocks and sticks so it needs to be robust... i also need to find out about wheels and good power effectient motors if anyone could help with that aswell post any sugestions of helpful stuff up here for me

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Re: What Materials?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009, 01:33:51 AM »
HDPE, takes a good beatin'

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Re: What Materials?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009, 07:13:15 AM »
acrylic is also good but a bit more expensive
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Re: What Materials?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009, 08:10:31 AM »
metal ;D
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Re: What Materials?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009, 08:36:10 AM »
pvc (lol)

you should use some hard plastics, it's all ok
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Re: What Materials?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2009, 09:47:45 AM »
Metal is best for taking a beating.

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Re: What Materials?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2009, 12:13:20 PM »
no, it's to heavy and hard to manage
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Re: What Materials?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2009, 12:42:32 PM »
depends which metal you use. aluminium is light and takes a real beating. easily CNCd too
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Re: What Materials?
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2009, 03:04:04 PM »
depends which metal you use. aluminium is light and takes a real beating. easily CNCd too

Plus you can make a nice sturdy and large ground plane which reduce noise =D

 


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