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  • metalmeltr
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    Nice project. Looks great. Maybee you should mount the lights to where they would light up the robot then the robot starts moving. What do you do tha you have a two post lift in your shop? I wish I had one in my garage.

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  • bear
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    ??????

    Wonder where progress on this critter is?

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  • MilwaukeeMike
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    Nice!-)
    That will be a nice robot to protect the car

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  • vectorsolid
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    Originally posted by welderman23 View Post
    when do we get to see some more of it ?
    I got a wild idea to build a car...

    http://www.killbillet.com/showthread.php?t=8504

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  • welderman23
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    when do we get to see some more of it ?

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  • welderman23
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    Originally posted by vectorsolid View Post
    No inspiration, just some imagination and spare time. ured out. I'll post pics of that when I get started here in a month or two.

    I think it's A.D.D. or something... I'll start drawing an idea around dinner time, next thing I know, it's about 6:30am, and my wife is checking on me to make sure I'm not dead...

    So ends my explanation of the idea and a quick thought on my mental disorder... ...lol...
    sweet i wanna see it and see it move .....

    on a second note...
    its not called A.D.D. its called W.A.D.D. =welding all D*** day

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  • c wagner
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    Originally posted by vectorsolid View Post
    I also have a friend that does serious production line style robotic programming that said it would be "easy" (his words, not mine) to put some motion activated control on it, so it could not just turn on like a motion sensor, but also follow the movement. Frankly, it sounds kinda creepy. I like it. So I'm accumulating parts for that.
    Bringing that beast alive... well my you know what would pucker if some bright lights came on and that thing started to move... but I'm an honest guy so I wouldn't be snooping around in the first place!

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  • fun4now
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    ok now its getting so much fun i want one.
    make me a parts list, i'll start on the bot part.

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  • vectorsolid
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    No progress, waiting on some more parts. I decided the bot itself was going to look cool enough that I'm not going to hang the solar panels on it. They'll mount on the wall, behind it. leave more of the bot exposed.

    I also have a friend that does serious production line style robotic programming that said it would be "easy" (his words, not mine) to put some motion activated control on it, so it could not just turn on like a motion sensor, but also follow the movement. Frankly, it sounds kinda creepy. I like it. So I'm accumulating parts for that. I've been testing some 35 watt HID's... HOLY CRAP those things put out light!!!

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  • fun4now
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    any new progress ???

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  • vectorsolid
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    Originally posted by I Bleed Blue View Post
    Hey how did you get the radius on the rear leg so perfect???
    I picked up one of these, with all the tooling, a couple of years back. Great tool. Really enjoyable.

    http://www.vansantent.com/bending_machine_z302pr.htm

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  • I Bleed Blue
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    Hey how did you get the radius on the rear leg so perfect???

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  • vectorsolid
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    Originally posted by El Guanche View Post
    Lets talk about solar power.

    For your system you not only need solar panels but also will need batteries and a charge controler. Try sites such as backwood solar or http://www.dmsolar.com/. http://home.altenergystore.com/ http://www.advancepower.net/index.htm.

    Hope this will help you.
    Indeed. Good to have more things to check out. I've got all the goodies ordered (45watt panel setup, controller and stuff). Hopefully be here in the next day or so. I lost out on some MASSIVE 310 watt panels on eBay... Which one of you was it!!!!

    Hard to find stuff under about $5 a watt, shipped.
    Last edited by vectorsolid; 12-26-2007, 07:03 PM.

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  • El Guanche
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    Lets talk about solar power.

    For your system you not only need solar panels but also will need batteries and a charge controler. Try sites such as backwood solar or http://www.dmsolar.com/. http://home.altenergystore.com/ http://www.advancepower.net/index.htm.

    Hope this will help you.

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  • vectorsolid
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    Originally posted by Samurai Dave View Post
    OUTSTANDING! Looks it could actually function. Well done.

    What was your inspiration for the design?
    No inspiration, just some imagination and spare time.

    If it looks like it could function I'm on the right track. I'm one of those guys that when my wife and I go out to eat I've got a napkin in one hand and a pen in the other, trying to solve some crazy engineering problem, or invent or perfect some gizmo. I don't even know that I want to build most of this stuff, it's the challenge of the design and She's used to it... "Napkin-CAD". They're all over my house, in my shop, in the bathroom, coat pockets, night stand, the back of hotel receipts, on magazine tearouts,. I'll put a jacket on that I haven't worn for a while and in the pocket is some great idea that I forgot about. I've got 3 in my back pocket right now. One is for a welder cart for a race car buddy of mine. He's got to take it to some pretty rough locations, so I'm trying to put suspension on it, and cage around it so it can roll anywhere and not get beat up in the process. I've about got it figured out. I'll post pics of that when I get started here in a month or two.

    I think it's A.D.D. or something... I'll start drawing an idea around dinner time, next thing I know, it's about 6:30am, and my wife is checking on me to make sure I'm not dead...

    So ends my explanation of the idea and a quick thought on my mental disorder... ...lol...

    Thanks for all the kind words guys. Hope I get a chance in the next 2 weeks to work on it. Crazy holidays, hard to find time to have fun in the shop!...
    Last edited by vectorsolid; 12-26-2007, 01:01 AM.

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