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    The bumper guards are removable from the robot so that you can easily change them to either red or blue depending an the particular alliance. We decided to make the length and width of our robot a little smaller so we wouldn't be so close the perimeter limit, like we were in the past. Unfortunately we didn't make the bumper guard smaller to match. You can clearly see the misfit on our SolidWorks assembly model but if you don't look at the model you don't see it. So I had to cut 3/8" off of the two long sides to make it fit. While I was at it, I also added fillet welds in the corners to stiffen up the bumper guards. There was only a short section about 1.5" long on top connecting the sides together and it looked wimpy to me. I found out later that the bumper guards failed in that area last year.

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    Last edited by Don52; 02-16-2014, 10:26 PM.
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    Very nice job. Did I miss a post with the robots? Like to see a pic of the whole unit.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by MMW View Post
      Very nice job. Did I miss a post with the robots? Like to see a pic of the whole unit.
      We had to put the robot in a sealed bag last night at midnight.
      It was a mad rush to get it finished.
      I will take a picture of the whole robot as soon as I get the chance.
      This weekend I have to weld some parts for our second practice robot.
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      Clausing/Coldchester 15" Lathe
      16" DuAll Saw
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      7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
      20 Ton Arbor Press
      Bridgeport
      Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma Torch

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      • #4
        I know that rushed feeling. 6 weeks isn't much time to put one of those together.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by MMW View Post
          Very nice job. Did I miss a post with the robots? Like to see a pic of the whole unit.
          You didn't miss anything. I took some pictures at the competition held last weekend.

          The first picture shows the bumper suport, which I cut down & welded, mounted on the robot during construction of the robot.

          Picture 2 and 3 show the complete robot

          Only a little of my weld showed on the completed robot as seen in the fourth picture.
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          Miller Thunderbolt
          Smith Oxyacetylene Torch
          Miller Dynasty 200DX
          Lincoln SP-250 MIG Welder
          Clausing/Coldchester 15" Lathe
          16" DuAll Saw
          15" Drill Press
          7" x 9" Swivel Head Horizontal Band Saw
          20 Ton Arbor Press
          Bridgeport
          Miller Spectrum 375 Plasma Torch

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