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Hot Off The Presses!


I don’t know how far apart the wheels will need to be.  So instead of printing out something with exact (and incorrect) measurements, why not make something adjustable?  This will let the motors slide, then get locked into place when I find the right spacing.

February 15, 2014 15:11:57 [008]   No Comments

Perfect Fit


The 3D printed tube is a perfect match.  Time to get working on the other components.

February 15, 2014 14:25:06 [975]   No Comments

Time To Get The Printer Involved

The cardboard tube didn’t cut it.  So why not just make a tube to my specifications?  What else did I buy a 3D printer for?

February 15, 2014 14:20:33 [972]   No Comments

Time to kick it up a notch.


Carved out cardboard tube protoype isn’t doing the trick.  Time to kick it up a notch…

February 15, 2014 13:46:41 [949]   No Comments

Testing out the motors.

One clockwise, one counter.
Plus a ping-pong ball.

The motor ended up getting flung further than the ping-pong ball.

Hmmm.  Needs work.

February 15, 2014 13:09:29 [923]   No Comments

Motor Assembly Ready

Got the wheels off with a soldering tip and a lot of force.  Stuck the motors in the box, then promptly put the wheels right back on…


February 15, 2014 12:01:13 [875]   No Comments

Wheel Trouble

Apparently those wheels have a really good grip on the motor shaft.  Now I can’t get them loose.  Which is a bit of a problem, since I have to get that motor into a case with a small hole for the axle to fit through…

February 15, 2014 11:55:19 [871]   No Comments

Soldering On


The motors didn’t come with wires attached.  Took care of that.

February 15, 2014 11:48:19 [866]   No Comments

The Master Plan


Or something like this, anyway.

February 15, 2014 11:46:10 [865]   No Comments

Another Crazy Weekend Project

I haven’t done a Crazy Weekend Project lately. 
It’s a long weekend.
Therefore, let’s try to build a robot army.
Or at least one robot with a weapon.
If you count a Ping-Pong ball shooter a weapon.

February 15, 2014 11:19:16 [846]   No Comments