I searched my photo albums for some pictures of robot stuff that I did the last years (robots being only one of many interests).
How it all started (the robot uprise):
Retrofitting a Manutec R15 with modern motor drivers and LinuxCNC control
Project: Self balancing bot with manual PID
I’ll hopefully never do airwiring again – hint: invest the time layouting pcbs instead:
everything falls into place:
ABB robot retrofit:
Quick and dirty conversion (Marius is a genius) during the LinuxCNC meet 2015 – with some groundwork of mine (getting curcuit plans, “some” probing, …).
I stumbled upon this little guy somewhere on ebay Kleinanzeigen (~Craigslist) and could not not-buy it.
Me (electronics) and two friends (software) hacked it to a Raspberry Pi.
that oughta be enough place for some 18650’s …
probing for the sensors, motor control
everything hooked up
the biggest of the robots (R3) @shackspace
R3 smashing a screen with a big hammer
CAD files (and hopefully soon the Rhino script to optimize cutouts for milling)
Rendering (before milling):
I don’t really like the material Ikea’s Kallax are made of – also I consider buying at Ikea only as emergency solution.
Still we needed a shelf to store stuff and so I went to the local hardware store and bought 11 250x2500mm laminated
beech planks cut to length – not of the car (though it certenly seems that way).
Some milling (about 4 hours):
After some quick sanding of the corners and a some hours doing 2 coatings of linseed oil
we could piece it together in no time.
I even added drill holes for these pins (German: Bodenträger):
Screwed to the wall:
^^many projects waiting for completion.
Conclusion: Building furniture isn’t that hard if you have access to the right tools.
Also it’s not really that expensive.
- 208,45€ 11 planks of 250x2500mm laminated beech planks (we still have enough for the loft bed)
- 16,50€ 2l lineseed oil from Hornbach – at Obi it was like more than twice the price
furniture build album