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    Re: RTEAM Robotics Club Mech Warfare 2015

    I remember we tried using piezoelectric sensors @ the very first Mechwarfare. They didn't work very well, and were not reliable.. and in some cases.. would trigger when the Mech would walk. That's...
  2. Thread: CNC advice

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    Re: CNC advice

    That would probably work just fine for LinuxCNC too.

    As for WHY Mach3 sucks. Do you REALLY want to trust windows to run a machine?? :) LinuxCNC is so much more capable of things than Mach3.....
  3. Thread: CNC advice

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    Re: CNC advice

    It has it's own ISO you can download (Ubuntu 10.04lts). You really can't use it on a VM of any kind.. (Can't with Mach3 either) They both require a Real Time Kernel. I would recommend get a Cheap...
  4. Thread: CNC advice

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    Re: CNC advice

    Mach3 Sucks. Go with LiunxCNC. LinuxCNC is Free and has allot more to offer than Mach3 ever had. As for CAM programs, CamBam is really nice. Easy to learn and does 2.5D and some 3D too. For CAD,...
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    Re: Running two servos in tandem

    One issue you have when mixing servos is something called Dead Band, or compliance. If the Dead band area is too narrow, then the servos will fight each other and eventually burn out. I'm not sure...
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    Re: For Sale:RX-64 Arm, Batteries, Linear Actuators, Arduino

    What are the specs on the 12V Linear Actuators?
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    Re: RX-28 Darwin OP Based Mech: Tychus

    Yea, allot cleaner than my pose method with dynamic turning. I need to dust Odin off and work on him again.. But, other stuff taking my time these days. Nice work Cire! Also, no fair using my...
  8. Question(s) Re: On Bioloid: How did Robotis make the CALLBACK function in RoboPlus Task?

    Dude, That's just a bit harsh. We're all on this forum so we can learn, build and create. I saw nothing in that request that warranted that kind of response. He's not asking us to do his...
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    Re: 310 mm Airsoft Cannon

    What was funny was, he had the orange stoppers in place. but after 2 or 3 shots.. they went flying.. and it kept shooting.. I think Andrew got in front of it to keep the kids from getting shot..
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    Re: 310 mm Airsoft Cannon

    I still remember the Incident in RG09 when one of your mechs starting shooting into a crowd of children playing in the OLLO area.. :)
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    Re: The Future - Started by Mech Warfare!

    Who did the voice overlay? That a computer generated voice ?
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    Re: Help: Invacare Motor Specs Neded

    Sounds like it might be a ElectroCraft motor.. take a look.
    http://www.cncwright.com/E690.html
    and
    http://www.electrocraft.com/products/gearmotors/
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    Project Re: MechWarrior Dashi

    I have a question, I wasn't at RG11 this year.. On the Tank guns, what weight was the BB's the people where using with the tank guns that had issues registering hits on the target plates? I found...
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    Re: East Coast Mech Warfare Competition

    Dude, that's awesome, more pictures!! Inside and out! What did you all use to build that with?

    Suggestions we that I came up with last year might be a raised floor, not very high.. A few...
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    Contest Entry Re: Summer of Projects: Project #3, DIY CNC

    Some pictures I took a while back since I've added the enclosure and router mount. More to come. At this stage of the build. The machine has been cutting it's own parts.. I've even printed a few...
  16. Contest Entry Re: Summer of Projects: Project #2, RFID Door Lock

    Just a update on this project. It's been running in my house since this posting flawlessly, with one exception. Static Electricity.. I've shocked the doorknob once and had it reset the...
  17. Thread: Mech: Odin

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    Contest Entry Mech: Odin

    I'm entering my Mech form the 2010 Robotizes into the contest as well. He won 3rd place in the Mech Warfare competition. This is the First Biped mech to compete in Mech Warfare using a Arbotix...
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    Re: The future of Mech Warfare

    I wish that rule was implemented last year during our match DB. :) You would have been one sore dude. :)
  19. Re: How do you safely pack your robot electronics for plane travel?

    I've transported robots in my Carry Ons for Robogames 2009 and 2010. I used a small rolling suitcase (from a standard 3 piece luggage set). Both times I took LiPos as well. I put EACH LiPo in a...
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    Re: Meet Hi No Hikari

    Turn the Holes into slots DB..

    O O
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    into

    (==)
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    Project Re: Upgrayd's Gold Rush – Quad Mech

    This is the modification I did to my tank guns for the 2010 event, and revealed to people at the event. I ran my guns at S3 LiPo which was around 11.1v or more. They will run HOT. Expect to burn...
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    Re: Meet Hi No Hikari

    DB, I'm a little concerned about how far apart you have the hips.. That looks like it might be a little to much.. you may need to bring them in to keep from overloading the ankle role servos...
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    Contest Entry Re: Summer of Projects: Project #3, DIY CNC

    What your actually seeing is the coupler for the X axis.. however, I've moved that to the back of the unit. Yes, there is another lead screw under the work surface.

    As for cost.. I have NO clue...
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    Contest Entry Re: Summer of Projects: Project #3, DIY CNC

    This is a gantry style CNC. The Gantry moves back and forth, which is the X axis. It has 12" of travel.

    The Y Axis is the left-to-right movement, it has 18" of travel.

    The Z Axis is up and...
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    Re: Need advice - crimp tool

    That tool has a correct way, and wrong way to insert the pin... each size (has 2 sizes) has a single and double crimp the double crimp is for the bare part of the wire, the single crimp is for the...
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    Re: Need advice - crimp tool

    I got this one from Radio Shack, $9.99 http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103683
  27. Contest Entry Re: Summer of Projects: Project #2, RFID Door Lock

    Specifications:
    ATMega 328 (I.E. Custom Arduino)
    Xbee
    SparkFun Keypad
    Parallax Serial RFID Reader
    Parallax PIR Sensor
    2 High voltage relays
    1 SN754410
    1 TIP120
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    Contest Entry Re: Summer of Projects: Project #1, Vacuum Former

    In the first picture, the thing on top, is a heater (just like the one lnxfergy has) from Walmart.
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    Contest Entry Summer of Projects: Project #3, DIY CNC

    This was my third project of the summer, I'm not done with this one yet. I decided I wanted to build a CNC. The idea is to make it have interchangeable heads.. I.E. a Plastic Extruder, Router, Vinyl...
  30. Contest Entry Summer of Projects: Project #2, RFID Door Lock

    Okay, so, this was my second project this summer. It's a DIY RFID Door lock system. It controls both a Dead bolt, and electric strike. Has a Keypad, and a passive IR sensor to turn on the outside...
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    Contest Entry [Contest Entry] Summer of Projects: Project #1, Vacuum Former

    I got a little bored during the summer, and decided to build a few projects that aren't robots. This is my version of a Vacuum forming machine. What makes this Vacuum former different than other...
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    Re: Free stuff free stuff free stuff :p

    Dang it, Too little, too late.. I already made my own RFID door lock system (Used the Parallax Serial USB Reader). Does both Deadbolt & Electric strike, Keypad, Xbee, and a Passive IR for turning on...
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    Re: Scorbot ER3 robotic arm

    Would be nice to know where it would ship from and weight so we could consider the shipping cost. :)

    Thanks, Connor
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    Re: RX-64 Robotic Paintball Gun Sentry

    You, are just EVIL. Better hope the land lord doesn't see this video.. He might charge you some $$ to clean up that mess! Ha!

    Thanks, Connor
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    Bioloid Re: My new 17 DOF kung fu fighter, "Musa"

    That's all Odin had, in fact, he had 4 or so spacers and longer screws into the servo horn.. You saw how many times he fell during RG10. It held up really well.. and Odin is very top heavy..
    ...
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    Re: An robot programming idea in Python

    I'm sad to see pybotix go away... I was hoping to use it with Argos, and since it was python, it was for the most part, cross platform, as Argos was running windows. I did write a service wrapper...
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    News/Announcement Re: Roborealm Imaging Software

    Why don't you get right on that? :)
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    Re: Airsoft Gun Comparison

    I developed a shield for the Arbotix based on Jesse's design, and used it this year in Robogames 2010 running modified tank guns. It's geared for defenders and modified tanks guns. If people show...
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    Re: M2 nuts for Bioloid

    ACE is bloody expensive...
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    Re: New here and looking for advice

    I've bit my tongue long enough on this topic.

    Jim, In Servo magazine, your running a ad that clearly states "Introducing the Hunchback! The world's first completely functional biped Mech...
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