Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Denver Colorado
I was supposed to have job training tomorrow but the guy who is doing it left on leave meaning that it is postponed till further notice. Any how...today i decided to start researching for two projects i want to complete before 2014. the first is simple enough, starting a NPT. the second is going to be a little more challenging but still fun, i want to build a robot in the likeness of Johnny 5 from Short Circuit. It's just gonna be a small RC model, The first oen i make wont have moving arms or a moving head, but it will have moving treads to get around, I plan to further work on it later on and get mopving arms figures out and so on. The hardest part of planning this has been deciding if i should use HDPE for the frame or light weight metals. I am leaning towards white HDPE and then painting it a metalic color. The other hard part has been figuring out how to make treads to attach to the wheels. I understand the basics of getting a wheel base put on, but it will need treads, so i am trying to think of what i can fabricate to put over the wheels, as purchasing treads online is an annoyance to me since i cant physically hold what i am getting and make sure that dimentions are correct. I also need to figure out how to attach the "body" of the robot to the whele base, but i will cross that bridge when I get there. I decided to take this project on as it is something that i have always wanted to do, and last night as i was falling asleep I figured, why not look into it.