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  1. Re: Do you think this is a good idea? ~Chassis related question

    Hmmmm, ok so how do I put these spacers on it? (green things?) the wholes are on the sides not above.
  2. Re: Do you think this is a good idea? ~Chassis related question

    I really want to make the motor mountable horizontally as you suggested robotologist, however it is extremely confusing, I might just add these to the spare parts bin, and search for motors mountable...
  3. Re: Do you think this is a good idea? ~Chassis related question

    Hmmm I like your suggestion of having to mount them underneath the wood, but I dont understand how to do that?
  4. Chassis support... help please?

    I have just resumed my project and still dont have a valid chassis idea, here are some pictures, please dont hesitate with any and all suggestions.

    But some might not be considered because of the...
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    Re: Simon's Big Sale

    what are the cap values?
  6. Thread: Ohm's Law

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    Re: Ohm's Law

    yep

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulic_analogy
  7. Re: Do you think this is a good idea? ~Chassis related question

    I have looked into Chives, but our motors utilize different mounting, where mine is for suspension, his is mounted horizontally. Any suggestions if I had to stick with these motors?

    you said to...
  8. Re: Do you think this is a good idea? ~Chassis related question

    ok, i think i might try to find those aluminum things shaped in an L that are really long that have drilled holes throughout the hole thing, and slide the rods in there.

    i think similar to this:...
  9. Re: Do you think this is a good idea? ~Chassis related question

    That sounds about right, any suggestions other than the top idea you said
  10. Do you think this is a good idea? ~Chassis related question

    I made the main chassis partly.
    I have not drilled on the caster wheel, because I think I might upgrade after realizing all of the bot's weight will be on the caster.

    Anywho, this is the chassis...
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    Re: Good paint for the job?

    So do you know of a chart, or can you recommend me a grit for my steps?

    for my steps?

    Sand -> Primer -> wet sand with fine paper -> intermediate Primer -> wet sand -> some coats of paint with...
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    Re: Good paint for the job?

    wait so what is the difference between wet sanding, and regular paper sand?
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    Re: Good paint for the job?

    So I should do this:

    sand -> 1 layer primer -> white paint, till opaque -> lacquer

    Does the type of wood matter, as long as I put primer, does it make a difference?
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    Re: Good paint for the job?

    Alright, thanks. Is all Primer the same? What is a recommended one for my needs?

    For instance:

    This one covers metal as well as wood, so I think it would be ideal for me:
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    Re: non projectile weapon class

    Money money money

    But really... these laser tag faciilites shell out tens of thousands of dollars into making these laser systems... I dont think they could be (financial wise) available to a...
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    Re: Good paint for the job?

    Well the reason I ask on these forums and not driving around is because I dont always have access to transportation, because I dont have a car, which is why I prefer internet orders :/
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    Re: Good paint for the job?

    Unfortunately I live in the middle of nowhere, and even so, I checked the yellow pages and found no such store exists. Is there a website where I can do that? Also should I use spray, rollers,...
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    Good paint for the job?

    So I decided I wanted to paint over the metal brackets I used, so I am thinking I need a new idea for paint.

    It needs to be this color:
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    Question(s) Re: Connecting to PC

    You need a bootloader, compiler, and MCU with rx tx pins first
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    Re: Computer -> output?

    do you know of a source code? Because I am not a good programmer, preferably one that has comments so I can learn?
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    Re: Computer -> output?

    Then how do I invoke the high/low of the solenoid?
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    Computer -> output?

    Is using a Max232 and connecting a 12v DC solenoid, and of course 12v and GND into the V+ and GND, to the output of the Max chip as easy as I describe it?

    How would I invoke the output's high?
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    Re: Looking for Oscilloscope recomendations

    Sorry to jack the thread, but what is "recertification?"
  24. What is the difference between a linear servo and a solenoid?

    "quote"
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    Re: Mounting/Housing

    http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/MB-113/ABS-PROJECT-BOX-5.3-x-3-x-1.9-/-/1.html
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    Re: Metal Rod~ Fastener?

    Wait are you sure? That tubes are stronger than rods? What information can you base that off of? I really don't think I can believe that. Because volume is proportional to density and density is...
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    Re: Metal Rod~ Fastener?

    Well I was going to use stainless steel as it is the strongest/cheapest metal available to me. But I decided I wouldn't, and would experiment, since I am not willing to shell out $10 for each rod...
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    Re: Mounting/Housing

    Do you have the measurements?
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    Re: Metal Rod~ Fastener?

    Is there a cheaper way? I mean I like your idea Adrenalynn but it is way too costly (~$8.00 per fastener) I also do like Ironman's idea, except the only drill I have access to is a hand drill and I...
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    Re: Metal Rod~ Fastener?

    They look extremely sturdy, how do I use them?
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    Re: Metal Rod~ Fastener?

    Here I drew a crude MS Paint blueprint:

    http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l303/_Corrupt_/Untitled-8.jpg

    As you can see it is static, and so not necessarily an axle. Does this change any of your...
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    Metal Rod~ Fastener?

    Hello, I am using a .25 inch metal rod for mounting my motors and since they are not threaded rods, I have no idea how/what kind of fasteners to connect to it. I was thinking nuts, bolts and washers,...
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    Just For Fun Re: Are we giving robots too much power?

    Lol!! The guy getting electrocuted in the end... That was a good laugh!
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    Re: Best wood for 150lb robot?

    Hmmm, I don't know about $60, I think I will go with a couple coatings of laquer, which is around $12 at my Home Depot
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    News/Announcement Re: New Robot Parts Roundup!

    Maxbotix WR-1

    Looks like a PVC coupling, except far more expensive.
    And how reliable are the 3-axis accelerometers, as well as the convenience (easiness) to implement them?
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    Re: Sensors on a budget

    Why is that? I have gotten very reliable readings from a single SRF05. My first three robots in fact utilized only a single sensor, whether it be a camera, sonar, or ir, one sensor is most of the...
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    Re: Best wood for 150lb robot?

    So I should place a layer of Killz molding, then a layer of white lacquer?
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    News/Announcement Re: Skynet Research wants YOU!

    Its called SkyNet...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skynet_(Terminator)
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    Project Re: Pico-ITX based Johnny 5

    This has got to be the coolest robot I have seen, or atleast on the list, but I do have a couple questions.
    One: Does two cameras really make a difference? Because I saw your roborealm screen dump,...
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    Re: Best wood for 150lb robot?

    Meh, I found this really neat robot head for $35 that I bought from a yard sale, so I am gonna scavenge the head.

    new question:
    what is the smoothest paint that works well (meaning has a nice...
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