Assembly instructions laser cut Slambot chassis for attendees at DIT CAO open day
We recently took delivery an awesome new resource that promises to revolutionise future Roboslam workshops – a laser cutter! Eagle-eyed site visitors will note that a number of laser cut robots have already featured in previous Roboslam events, for the Dublin Maker Faire and again for the Kinsale Arts Festival gig. These experiments were successful so we applied for sponsorship to purchase a system of our own. This post documents the first public outing of laser cut parts from our brand new Epilog Laser cutter.
As an honours engineering degree student in DIT, you would have an opportunity to design a robot chassis of your own as part of our Robo Sumo module for 1st engineers. This task should give you a taste of that activity.
The chassis parts for the robot are shown below.
In order to fix the motors to the two side plates, first ensure that the motor axle is pointing away from side plate (DIT writing on outside of side plate and insulating tape on motor fitting into the cutout rectangle in the side plate). Then loop the cable tie through both through holes on motor and back through side plate.
… and then pull the cable through all the loops connect the head of the cable tie and tighten – but making sure to keep the head of the cable tiw on the inside of the side plate, and half way between the two fixing holes.
then snip the excess cable near the head of cable tie.
Now slide the front pillars into place…
Pass a cable tie across the width of the robot through the two holes provided at the back of the motors.
Place the head of a second cable tie on the tail of the threaded cable tie and pull tight to hold chassis together. Then trim the excess cable with a snips.
Now attach the wheels. and reconnect the cables for motors and battery.