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  1. Re: Structural Stability of Free Standing Objects

    Mark,

    Thanks so much, this is a great help!
  2. Re: Structural Stability of Free Standing Objects

    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for the in depth response. It does help but I possibly only half understand all of what has been said. I am one of those people that you could call mathematically challenged, so...
  3. Re: Structural Stability of Free Standing Objects

    P.S. that wikipedia link isnt working for me
  4. Re: Structural Stability of Free Standing Objects

    Mark you are thinking along the right lines. I've been building robots long enough to know how to over engineer something to brunel standards without fear of it collapsing. The issue is about sliding...
  5. Structural Stability of Free Standing Objects

    I am currently embarking on a project to build some freestanding tubular framed structures assembled from galvanized steel and/or aluminium scaffold tubes. I was wondering if you knew of any simple...
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    Re: Burkert Valves

    I seem to remember paying around the £100 mark for the 1000psi rated one a few years back. was kinda hoping a 10 bar version would be half the price or so.
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    Re: Burkert Valves

    You missed the bit where I said cheap. :lol: Something that RS doesnt have a reputation for.
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    Burkert Valves

    Does anyone know where I can buy one of the big 1 burkert solonoid valves that used to be popular for a while?I think I may have bought one from technobots years ago but dont see them listed on the...
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    Re: I'm Still Here!

    Yeah the new cnc mill is so close to being finished I can almost taste it.... or maybe thats just slideway oil in my sandwiches.

    I have actually made a few cuts with it but i'm now trying to iron...
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    Re: I'm Still Here!

    Easter 06?! That was a while ago. Somerset isnt too far away: approx 2 hour drive so maybe i;ll try and get to that one.

    Glad you liked my event reports. I used to spend waaay too long writing...
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    Re: close shaves???

    Near misses ? .. plenty! Though I forget most of them lol.

    Probably my most scary personal encounter was when testing Rottweiler 2's weapon for the first time. It was a 12 abrasive angle grinder...
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    I'm Still Here!

    .....well almost :lol:


    Might try and get the heavy running again this year and turn up to an event or two. Well at least one would be nice before the year is out.
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    Bouncy Castle / Signage Fabric

    Cheers Woody!
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    Bouncy Castle / Signage Fabric

    I know this isnt strictly robot related but I remember talking to a roboteer at a live event a while back who owned a bouncy castle company .. cant remember who it was or which robot they had though!...
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    12v SLA Charger

    No worries Alan, Sam has sorted me out with a 12v charger :)
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    Rear Kart Tyres & Wheels x4

    Rear Kart Tyres & Wheels x4
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  17. 15th June 2008 - Roaming Robots - Guildford Spectrum

    I was told of this event at short notice and thought it would be nice to make an appearance; albeit robotless!

    It was good to see some familiar faces as well as meeting a few new roboteers.
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    12v SLA Charger

    Anyone got a 12v 3 stage SLA charger they want to get rid of cheaply? Doesnt need to be particularly high powered, somewhere around 4a would be good. My one has died and I need it to balance two 12v...
  19. PSU surge protection - Metal Oxide Varistors

    Ok, so not strictly a robot related question but I figured there would be some people here who would know the answer....

    Im building a linear power supply for another project and Ive been told...
  20. Thread: SLA Repair

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    SLA Repair

    What would you reccomend? Would superglue and 1mm polycarb be up to the job ?
  21. Thread: SLA Repair

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    SLA Repair

    Just wondering if its possible to successfully repair an SLA with a crack/hole in the side of the casing by supergluing/epoxying a bit of polycarb over it ?

    Seems a shame to throw it away if it...
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    Urgent advice required.

    Thanks Leo/Woody.

    Dont suppose anyone still has a copy of the ian swann r/c interface datasheet ?
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    7th & 8th July 2007 - Robots Live! Exeter

    +1 ...awesome event good to meet people new and old. Very impressed with the robots live arena.

    Thanks to everyone who helped me get my crippled robots operational. Ill try and turn up with...
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    Urgent advice required.

    Hi all,

    Frantically getting robot ready for first event in about 4 years :|

    Suptidly I took the thing appart after series 7 and am now struggling to remember how it goes back together.
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  25. Thread: Table saws

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    Table saws

    To be honest you are better off investing in a good hacksaw. You can cut steel with a jigsaw but it is noisy and the blades wont last much longer than 5 minutes.
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