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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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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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Crenelating laser-cut acrylic robot casings

How do you get two pieces of laser-cut acrylic to join at right angles? One solution is to glue them together using crenelations at the edges to increase the joint strength. Crenelations are what they call the pattern on top … Continue reading

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