Started from the legs, the plastic is very thick and substantial, should be quite strong. The legs have like five points of articulation each, working hydraulics and there’s hardware for tightening the joints #dreamforge #crusader #robot #knight #model
More work in the robot factory. The #40k #knight kit has fingers made to be glued in a pose, but that wasn’t enough for me, so I drilled them and bent an axel out of wire to allow them to move #modeling #robot #mech #kitbash #wargaming
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I’ve made progress on Cambot. I drilled up some stock aluminum bars to fit between the gearing and the rail mounts so now it is all secured together. I also swapped out one of the axels for a carriage bolt so I’d have a way to tighten it down.
So far I’ve worked out the pat/tilt mechanisms and it seems to be working pretty well. I’m driving the two DC gear motors via a Dynamic perceptions AT2 controller.
I’m still a bit concerned about the overall weight and size. I wanted to avoid unnecessary strain on the motors, so I took the camera off the mount while testing it.
Sadly immediately after this test there was a ‘pop’ noise and since then the 12v DC adapter I’ve been running this from stopped working. This was a new power supply, purchased with my AT2 and used only 4-5 times no longer than an hour each time, and and it was hooked up to a surge protector, so I’m at a loss to explain what happened to it, manufacturing error perhaps?. I have no way of testing to be sure it didn’t fry the controller or motors, I can only assume(hope) that is as far as the problem extends. I’ve got a replacement on the way …
I keep reminding myself that I started this project to learn what goes into building something like this more than I did because I couldn’t afford a packaged system.