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Offline gary_ramsgateTopic starter

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Chassis Help
« on: March 28, 2009, 11:23:56 AM »
I need to build a chassis for my robot on two levels similar to the attached image.



Does anyone know where I may be able to get the metal strips as shown in the picture?  (The ones that look like large meccano strips.)
Also, what are they called?

Many thanks.


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Re: Chassis Help
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2009, 12:22:23 PM »
I used that stuff to put up my garage doors. Any good hardware store should have it.

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Re: Chassis Help
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2009, 12:38:30 PM »
i believe its called angling and any hardware store should have it or the sell similar stuff to vex kits but i the vex stuff is more of a rip off
my english teacher once said, "dont talk about what you dont know in public...."

so I replied the truth, " Exactly why I dont ever talk about English."

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Re: Chassis Help
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2009, 12:47:15 AM »
Does anyone know where I may be able to get the metal strips as shown in the picture?  (The ones that look like large meccano strips.)
Also, what are they called?
Its made out of galvanized steel. You'll need a bandsaw to cut the strips. I used it once to build a robot and bought it from Lowes.

Be aware that using it will make your robot pretty heavy . . .

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Re: Chassis Help
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2009, 01:57:59 AM »
You'll need a bandsaw to cut the strips.
Actually you can use a hacksaw, even a sawzall or jigsaw with the right blade. Depending on how thin it is some of it can be cut with sheet metal shears. I personally use and prefer a cutoff wheel, because you can also use the cutoff wheel to clean up the sharp edges left from cutting it.

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Re: Chassis Help
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2009, 07:53:08 PM »
Doing it by hand will take forever . . .

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you can also use the cutoff wheel to clean up the sharp edges left from cutting it.
I use a belt sander and/or powered grinder wheel mounted to a desk for that ;D

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Re: Chassis Help
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2009, 08:46:28 PM »
Doing it by hand will take forever . . .
yeah I try to avoid doing it by hand but just threw it all out there since many of the people on this forum might not have access to power tools and in some cases might not be allowed to play with them hehehe.
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you can also use the cutoff wheel to clean up the sharp edges left from cutting it.
I use a belt sander and/or powered grinder wheel mounted to a desk for that ;D
I just use the cut off wheel for both since I hate switching between cutoff wheel and grinding wheel and for the light stuff the cutoff is just as effective heeh.

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Re: Chassis Help
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2009, 06:47:03 AM »
Just buy an erector set LOL!!  ;D
Do or do not, there is no try yes I changed my picture, it is of my daughter.

 


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