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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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Mini Grisbot with tabs and slots

Here’s an expanded view of mini grisbot. I tried to learn from previous experience and incorporate design changes accordingly. Indeed, this design is probably going to change as well. Just so we’re clear, minigris is a very small robot:

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Mini Grisbot in Sketchup

It’s about three inches long by two and a half wide. Driven by two micro servos, controlled by an Atmega328 microcontroller. I think I’m about ready to put in slots and tabs and take it to the laser cutter.

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Metrix Robot

This is the robot that I learned how to make at Metrix Create Space during the robotics class on September 30. It uses an ATTiny microcontroller and Tower Pro microservos. We learned how to convert the servos from fixed to … 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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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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