Niek's Omnibot Adventure

 
#71

@Neik I wanted to see how your robot is going? Everything up till now has been awesome. I would live to see him running about your house. Seriously The fact you manage to do these things so well at your age means you really have potential in electronic engineering , mechanical engineering or other hands on profession. I really believe you would succeed. College should be in your future my friend - Josh S

#72

I think NEIK will do great in college,like i did
I started young at electronics and became real good
Also a degree in robotics is a good course to go
i wasoffer a job at a robotics company ,but too far away in (california) so might be another idea
to see if your colleges in your area has that type of course

#73

Hi @jstarne1
For the last year, he's been standing in a clauset with a broken shoulder. I couldn't figure out any good mounting options so I had glued it on and well, it broke. Any good mounting tips?

As soon as I finish high school, I'm planning to go to a technical university. I'm thinking about one in Delft or Eindhoven but I could also go study in a foreign country.

-Niek

#74

Hi Mike can you post pics of how he is broken? I'm happy to help you get the little guy going. Ever thought about making him an air soft robot. It adds fun and is a great was to replace a broken arm too. Smile

#75

The problem started when I accidentally cut the elbow off too short. I hot-glued some washers in place to compensate for the shortage. Here are some pictures:
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And this is where he's been standing for the last year:
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Any help would be really appreciated Grin

#76

Niek,
You did an awesome job on that robot! It's a shame to see it out of commission. I am kind of bumbling along trying to program my robot. I wish I had your talent, but the fabrication and building part is what I am good at. I would like to offer a suggestion.
Hot glue is great for a lot of things, but it is not strong enough for what you are trying to do there. I would pull the metal washers off and scrape out all of the hot glue. Then get yourself some nylon washers the same diameter of the part that you are trying to extend, and glue them on one at a time with "Super Glue" or something like that.
Epoxy resins are good for that sort of thing too. Just don't glue your fingers to it.

Just another thought.

You could wrap a piece of cardboard (or even a playing card) around the piece that you cut too short, having it stick out to the length that you need. Stick a rubber band around it and fill the extra space with epoxy. Peel the card out when it dries.

There is always a way to fix things if you put your mind to it.

#77

Niek,

Wonderful job on the robot. That was how I was with computers back in 1964, a long time ago in another ...

Keep up the great work, learn all you can from DJ and others.

As I tell my kids, look at something from a 10,000 foot view, step back.

Danger! read your post of the 17th, thanks for the info.

DJ maybe we could have a new post area called tips and hints plus Rich's post too.

Smile Smile Smile Smile

J

#78

Good Job, Niek!

I was wondering how you attach your Asus. Is it with Velcro?

#79

@MovieMaker

Yes, I used the ultra-strong velcro that can hold up to 10kg.

#80

Thanks for the reply. Keep up the good work, Buddy.

Winky