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Laser Cut Parts Variation

The breadboard and battery holes should have been the exact same size from (Blue) Babe to Goldie. Instead, on Goldie the holes appear to be a quarter inch too small in width. Why? I revised the part, but I don’t … Continue reading

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Sketchup-to-SVG problem

I seemed to have discovered an interface problem between Sketchup and the SVG plug-in. Here’s the part that I wanted to convert into SVG format: Not that complicated right? But here is how it appeared after I exported to SVG … Continue reading

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Robot assembly order is important

When I attempted to assemble the first laser-cut casing for grisbot, it was a learning experience. In particular I learned that design has to accommodate the assembly process. So that’s what I’m trying to anticipate with minigris. For example, in … Continue reading

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Robot Revision

Grisbot continues to evolve as I learn more about how everything goes together. According to my count, on the right is Grisbot Design #5 in Sketchup. It’s a little bit shorter, and about an inch wider than before. I think … Continue reading

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Grisbot in Acrylic, Assembled (sort of)

It looks nice in this picture. But there are big problems. I won’t show the video; it’s way too embarrassing (and I’m wondering how I got the robot to turn so precisely a few months ago!). Even though I trimmed … Continue reading

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Post Laser Cut Checkfit

The first laser cutting for Grisbot went smoothly and the blue acrylic is beautiful. Now let’s do a checkfit as the Sketchup design encounters the physical world. Here are the pieces snapped together: No problem here. The pieces come together … Continue reading

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Grisbot to be laser-cut (a guided tour)

Finally, the Grisbot’s acrylic casing is being laser-cut, possibly even as we speak. Here is a guided tour in Sketchup of what may actually come to be by the end of this week, starting with the front view: The ruler … Continue reading

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Laser Cutting the Test Box

Here was the test box as designed in Sketchup: Here is what the SVG file looks like: And after a visit to StudentRND, here is the laser cut box in MDF and acrylic: You’ll note that I’m only using two … Continue reading

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Sketchup SVG Plugin

I previously mentioned using the Inkscape trace function to convert a Sketchup exported image file into SVG format. However, it doesn’t seem to be working well enough for laser-cutting. Sure, from a distance it looks okay, like so: But then … Continue reading

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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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