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  1. #1

    Default Bob's solar powered robot of death.

    Well, that title sure has a snap to it.

    Haven't posted a project for a while. I appreciate when I see your projects so I better contribute a bit.

    Here's the scenario.

    I needed a shop/security light out in front of my garage. As a lot of you can appreciate, I'd rather spend $1000 to avoid spending even one extra thin dime with my local power company. So, I wanted to build a little solar shop light. I decided I couldn't very well just hang a light out there... SO, I decided to build something like a guardian robot to hang the panel and lighting on.

    I want it to look menacing and deadly when done. I suspect I'll have some kind of crazy weapon in his hands, and I'm mounting two 35 watt HID offroad lights on his shoulders to disperse the light. The solar panels are 45 watts, and should charge enough to keep the HID's on for about 5-6 hours. If not, I'll add more panels until it works.

    Thing should be about 7-8 feet tall when done. I got one leg done this weekend. None of this is functional. It's just supposed to look like it could "technically" be functional. Largely it's going to end up as a mechanical sculpture I'm integrating a solar security light into.

    When it finally gets all painted and powder coated, it should look pretty slick. Hopefully done in the next 60 days.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Saskatoon, Sask, Canada

    Default I'll be back

    Looks awesome, can't wait to see the finished product!
    at home:
    2012 325 Trailblazer EFI with Excel power
    2007 302 Trailblazer with the Robin SOLD
    2008 Suitcase 12RC
    Spoolmatic 30A
    2009 Dynasty 200DX
    2000 XMT 304
    2008 Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
    Sold:MM 251
    Sold:CST 280

    at work:
    Invision 350MP
    Dynasty 350
    Millermatic 350P
    Retired:Shopmaster 300 with a HF-251

  3. #3


    Awesome! First thing that came to my mind was one of the robots in robo cop that doesn't have a head or anything but just a body with legs like that. ha hahaah just awesome!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Ontario, Canada


    It already looks scary.
    XMT-300 with S-64 wire feeder.
    Lincoln HI-FREQ modified to run XMT.
    Esab PCM-875 plasma cutter.
    Miller Spoolmatic-1
    Miller PC-300 pulser
    Miller Optima pulser

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2007


    That thing is going to look too cool. I hope noboby steals your sercurity light, when it is done.
    Tim Beeker,
    T-N-J Industries
    (my side bussiness)

    Miller Synchrowave 350LX with tigrunner
    Esab 450i with wire feeder
    HH135 mig
    Thermal Dynamics cutmaster 51 plasma cutter
    Miller aircrafter 330 - sold
    Marathon 315mm coldsaw
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    table saw
    Dewalt cut off saw
    Sand blast cabinet
    lots of hand grinders
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    beer fridge

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    gate city virgina

    Default nice legs

    thats one ***y leg lol seriously it looks great

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    dallas tx


    looks good .cant wait to see the rest
    my daddy always said i was IRONHEADED....
    feel free to P/M me

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Tennessee this week, Wyoming next week.


    This will be a good thread to watch..

    Looking forward to the progress!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    near rochester NY


    way cool, looking forward to watching it grow.
    thanks for the help
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat.
    summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Ventura, California

    Default Heavy Metal

    OUTSTANDING! Looks it could actually function. Well done.

    What was your inspiration for the design?
    Dynasty 200 DX
    Coolmate 3

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