Monthly Archives: June 2012

Test Box Pattern for Laser Cutting

Before I try to cut for an entire robot, I thought I’d try a ‘test box.’ This is an object that has no functional value, but will give me an idea of how slots and tabs fit together in laser-cut … Continue reading

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Grisbot color options

Acrylic can really look nice, and who knows, I may want to offer different colors. I’m not exactly in the position of Henry Ford, who told his customers they could have a car in any color they wanted so long … Continue reading

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Split Level Standoffs

The full title of this post would be something like ‘Split Level Standoff Laser Cut Acrylic Casing for Robot.’ Anyhow, I added a level by using another standoff. This was necessary because the voltage regulator is too tall to fit … Continue reading

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Laser cut acrylic robot casing with standoffs

Recently, Maker Shed offered a laser-cut acrylic casing for a geiger counter. Here is a blog entry on the assembly of the casing, which shows how standoffs are used. I thought, “That looks nice,” so it was back to the … Continue reading

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Bolting Laser Bots

Okay, the title is a little bit of a joke, but this is a continuation of my efforts yesterday to conceptualize how laser-cut acrylic pieces can be assembled into a box-like enclosure for a robot. Since the pieces have been … Continue reading

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Bolting Together Laser Cut Parts

Plan A was to use acetone to bond the parts of the robot’s laser-cut casing together. However, the overarching goal is to make a kit that can be sold to kids, and it occurs to me that having ‘Buy acetone’ … Continue reading

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Crenellated Laser Cut Patterns for Grisbot in Sketchup

After much tweaking, I seem to have crenellated patterns for Grisbot that look like they just might print out on a laser cutter. How do you go from a 3D side to a 2D pattern in Sketchup? Well, it’s not … Continue reading

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