Robotic Snow Plow - Part 1
Do you ever get tired of shoveling snow? There's got to be a better way! Why not a robotic snow plow that you can use in the warmth and comfort of your living room? In this video series, I'm trying to build exactly that, a remote-controlled snow plow robot.
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Actobotics Aluminum Channel - https://www.servocity.com/structural-components/channel/standard-channel
Anderson Powerpole Connectors - https://www.servocity.com/powerpole-connector-set-6-pair
Roboclaw 2x30A Motor Controller - https://www.servocity.com/roboclaw-2x30a-motor-controller
Kamikaze - 3lb Combat Robot
Kamikaze is a 3lb combat robot I built with the intention of causing as much damage as possible. The plan worked and Kamikaze essentially destroyed itself! But, I learned some things and there might be a way to make this robot a bit more robust. In any event, it was a fun build and the crowd seemed to like it.
Here is a playlist of the fights for Kamikaze: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxOPrXLlF78&list=PL0zMZkIMIyC9Yvi73qbqMvyLs1ves1qoD
Sgt. Cuddles - Revisited (Antweight Combat Robot)
In this video, I go over some of the recent revisions I've made for Sgt. Cuddles, in preparation for the AVC 2016 competition.
Sgt. Cuddles Build Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0zMZkIMIyC9SBFDc8SqcasGF3EYRpPWB
Servo City Micro Gearmotors: https://www.servocity.com/900-rpm-micro-gear-motor
Intro to CNC: Axes and Offsets
In this video, I talk about coordinate systems, types of CNC machines, tool offsets, and how to understand the axes on a CNC machine.
For further information, check out these great videos:
Tormach - Getting Started with Tool Tables in PathPilot
Tormach - Getting Started with Work Offsets in PathPilot
NYC CNC - Fusion Friday #7: Tool Library!
Flood Coolant Kit Install
The Tormach 440 flood coolant kit has arrived! In this video I'll not only show the installation of the kit, but also talk a little bit about coolant systems in general.
Tormach 440 Enclosure Mods
I decided to pimp out my 440 a little bit with some LED lighting, magnetic window stops, and an external power switch and LED for the PathPilot controller. Here are the parts I used:
LED Strips - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01339G2F6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Power Supply - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K71VMCW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Remote Control - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MHKCTLE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Connectors - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015FG490U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s03?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Magnetic Window Stops:
Magnet - http://www.ebay.com/itm/321893668183?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=510840638028&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Knob/Screw/Washer - local hardware store
3.5mm Extension Cable - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004G3ZTU8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Momentary Button - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GTEQXYS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1
LED Holder - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YCEZJW4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
3.5mm Snap-In Jack (e-stop box) - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LXOIVKI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
3.5mm Jack (computer) - https://www.amazon.com/3-5mm-Stereo-Panel-Mount-Jack/dp/B000ML4A2Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453675516&sr=8-1&keywords=3.5mm+panel+mount
Tormach PCNC 440 - Unboxing and Setup
NOTE: I made a mistake with the feet. They are in fact M12-1.75. 1/2"-13 is very close, but will be a tight fit. M12-1.75 is the correct size. My apologies.
My Tormach PCNC 440 has just arrived! In this video I explain what's involved with getting the 440 unboxed and setup on the stand with the enclosure.
Check out Tormach's site for more details on the mill:
Tormach PCNC 440 - Final Setup and Electronics Overview
In this video I'll do the final setup for the machine which includes setting up the PathPilot controller and accessories as well as talking about the electronics that run the PCNC-440.