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How to Make a Robot – Lesson 9: Assembling a Robot

Posted on August 02, 2011

By Coleman Benson & filled under How To Make a Robot.

Lessons Menu: Lesson 1 – Getting Started Lesson 2 - Choosing a Robotic Platform Lesson 3 - Making Sense of Actuators Lesson 4 - Understanding Microcontrollers Lesson 5 - Choosing a Motor Controller Lesson 6 – Controlling your Robot Lesson 7 - Using Sensors Lesson 8 - Getting the Right Tools Lesson 9 - Assembling a Robot Lesson 10 - Programming a Robot Now that you [...]
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A Simple Cheap and Small Robot Base

Posted on May 29, 2005

By William Cox & filled under Robotics Projects & Kits.

Here’s instructions on how to make a simple and cheap small robot base. Ever since my initial start in robotics I’ve been fascinated with small robots. Small ‘bot seem to have this amazing charm about them. Maybe it’s the ‘wow!’ factor, or maybe it’s ‘just because.’ This tutorial will step you through the process of [...]
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... mechanics. This past Sat, as I made my weekly journey through the local metal salvage yard, I was pleasantly surprised to locate not only one but ... appears to not be physically damaged. The AH3 has a little bit of minor bending of the main frames, and is missing one of the rubber foot covers. ...
2013-09-09 22:14 by mskobier
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... to force it in place cause it just won't go on without the first axel bending You oblviously don't wanna do that. If that's been manufactured there, ... be too tight. Could be a rusty part in the mechanism if it's made of metal ( Yes, even Stainless Steel and Alluminium will rust ) and if not, ...
2013-09-03 09:34 by Insane Alien
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... amount. I'm going to go back to square one, and consider using sheet metal. I'll need a small metal brake (used for bending) and maybe a mini pop rivet gun, but all the other tools are standard garage-variety. ...
2011-07-31 22:52 by kdwyer
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... even just a "nibbler" tool, you could cut out the aluminum! Bending aluminum isn't that hard either. Undoubtedly you have a an inexpensive ... it's Harbor Freight (and various others). I picked up an 18" sheet metal brake for about $50 USD. but you can also just clamp the stock in ...
2009-12-30 14:56 by KM6VV
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Now about your metal torso, how did you make that? did you design the parts and have them bent using big ... aluminum. I'm not handy with the press brake, so my buddy Milt lent a hand with the bending. I also made a mini-version of the SES electronics carrier to mount the AVRR board ...
2009-06-11 16:51 by mannyR7
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If one is making small custom brackets of fairly bendable metal, small straight edge devices like below can be used. I've seen bending forms made from hardwood for making aluminum homebuilt aircraft parts. For a hard straight ...
2009-05-08 22:14 by zoomkat
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... use the CNC to mill them out. The only thing still done by hand is the bending (you definitely want a sheet metal brake!) - one can get those from China for $250 (reasonably decent, certainly good enough ...
2008-05-28 18:37 by Hivemind
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... makes cuts and bends for you? Of course, this is for aluminum and other metals. You wouldnt need a CNC for other materials...but do CNC's work for ... bits on the mill be changed to make holes of different sizes? For bending, a $30 - $40 sheet metal brake from Harbor Freight works for light ...
2008-05-25 22:43 by KM6VV
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... makes cuts and bends for you? Of course, this is for aluminum and other metals. You wouldnt need a CNC for other materials...but do CNC's work for ... bits on the mill be changed to make holes of different sizes? For bending, a $30 - $40 sheet metal brake from Harbor Freight works for light ...
2008-05-25 22:05 by S. Karim
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... on the mill. And/or pick up a good 3/8" electric hand drill. For bending, a $30 - $40 sheet metal brake from Harbor Freight works for light gage sheet metal stock. I bent up brackets ...
2008-05-25 21:02 by KM6VV
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... out of flat lexan using water jet or lazer cutting. Then use a heated bending brake to form them into shape. Robot Dude: i can understand that ... some one else cut the die. the "ring" : I run a shop Hardened Anvil Metal Works (H.A.M.) our primay output is jump rings and chainmaille equipment. ...
2008-04-17 11:38 by MaxumX
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Yes. In the case of a bracket, you might use thin metal - often available in the roofing section of hardware stores as flashing, ... the part in thicker aluminum that will be your final product. For bending aluminum at the thicknesses appropriate for servo brackets and such, you'll ...
2007-02-04 18:01 by Seamus
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... bracket. There are probably many web sites available with simple metal forming information. Aluminum bending/forming is very prevelent in the homebuilt aircraft world. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=39103
2007-02-04 16:02 by zoomkat
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... Aluminum is usually bent: A> By hand in a vise B> With a bender or form bending machine C> In an automated Computer controlled forming machine If ... It can be cut with tin snips (for thin aluminum), just about any bi-metal blade on a jig saw/scroll saw/bandsaw, Cut-off discs, milling bits, ...
2007-02-04 14:32 by evolution
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... but what i wan't to know is what are the best and easyest metals to work with (you know drilling,cutting,polishing,bending,ect......) so what are the best to work with :P I would look at Aluminum ( 6061 or ...
2006-12-04 15:34 by malatory
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