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  1. Smile Walking CNC Router Robot



    Some of you will be familiar with the project already, but for those who aren't this is my Hexapod V5 converted into a walking CNC plotter/router. I started with some simple 2D plotting using a floating pen, then built and added a routing head using a brush less motor usually used in R/C planes. A dremel collet adaptor was made so I could easily fit 1/8" toll bits to the router.

    The most recent work produced from this setup is this 3D face machined from high density foam:



    You can view the video of this face being created here:



    The hexapod router cutting a 2D shape in polystyrene:



    And further back in time the first test using a pen attachment:



    A picture of the router head prior to attaching to the hexapod. The red servo is used to raise the router out of the way while walking, but is not used for height adjustment during cutting. Once the router is lowered into position, the hexapod uses its body for X, Y & Z translations of the cutter.



    I hope you like my project.. M@

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    Re: Walking CNC Router Robot

    As I'm sure you already know by everyone raving about your project in your other thread, but I still wanted to again say awesome work Matt!

    I got ya entered in the contest

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    Re: Walking CNC Router Robot

    good!!

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    Re: Walking CNC Router Robot

    Hey,

    Wanted to take a minute to say that hands down I have found everything you have posted to be freeking incredible. Its not just about stepping up my own game either, its more about catching the heck up. Where does one begin.

    DB

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    Re: Walking CNC Router Robot

    This is quite possibly one of the most amazing projects ever. I absolutely love it! It reminds me of a joke:

    In Soviet Russia, router comes to you!

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    Wow! Thanks for the comments! always nice to get positive feedback

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    Re: Walking CNC Router Robot

    I have admired this project from day one Matt, It is such an awesome machine. If I could ever reach such precision in my robotics including software I would be a very happy person. Great work Matt.
    People yearn after this robotic dream, but you can't strip your life of all meaning, emotion and feeling and expect to function.


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    Re: Walking CNC Router Robot

    Quote Originally Posted by darkback2 View Post
    Hey,

    Wanted to take a minute to say that hands down I have found everything you have posted to be freeking incredible. Its not just about stepping up my own game either, its more about catching the heck up. Where does one begin.

    DB
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    Re: Walking CNC Router Robot

    Hi Matt,

    I think this hexapod of yours are one of my favorite. (I wish I had a CNC machine, not just an ordinary bandsaw...) Excellent engineering Matt!

    With all the batteries it seems pretty heavy, what's the total weight?
    Just have to say that your work has always been a major inspiration for me.

    -Zenta

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    Smile Re: Walking CNC Router Robot

    Hi Matt, Thats so cool, What milling software are you using? Are did you make it?

    Thanks
    gary
    willettfx.com

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