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Solving Logic Puzzles With Sketchup

Perhaps you’re familiar with those logic puzzles where five people live next to each other and have different traits, and you’re given seemingly unrelated clues and asked to figure who has what. You know, logic puzzles like this one: Well, … Continue reading

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Schematic Diagrams in Sketchup

Paint and Sketchup are the only drawing programs that I know how to use. Paint has become miserable with Windows 7, so that it is almost impossible to draw a straight line, let alone a schematic diagram. So I thought … Continue reading

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Grisbot in metric

I decided to completely redraw minigrisbot in millimeters instead of inches, and it went much, much faster. Friends don’t let friends design robots in English units. (Pouring ale is another matter.) But why re-design something that’s already designed? In case … 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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Grisbot revisions for prototype 2

I plan to build the second prototype today, and here is what it should look like: Wheels will use rubber bands instead of gaskets (saving $1 each wheel): Holes in the lid will enable a wire ‘hoop catcher’ to be … 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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Modeling Molecules in Sketchup: Complete DNA Series

I have completed the video series on how to use Sketchup to make a molecular molecule of DNA. Here is the Youtube page: Modeling Molecules – Youtube

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