7 Sep 2001 Kiryu   » (Master)

I am building the shoulder interconnect today. Being a generational leap over the Gobo project, I actually have tollerances to workout :-) Luckly, the Sherline mill is here to help me. In this particular part, .2mm is the max deviation for some of the pieces. This resulted in some discarded pieces and an extra hour or so of work. I am still using JB Weld as the epoxy of choice, but I am attempting to use the quick version (5 min set opposed to 3 hour set). Although it worked on the porous plastic of the servos to bind together the upper arm, the well machined aluminum wasn't sticking very well. I scored it with a dremel in hopes to get it to set better. If that doesn't work, I will ge back to the 4 hour JB weld. I highly recommend JB weld to anyone using aluminum as a building material (less the building of a battlebot). It saves on space (fewer bolts) and money (fewer bolts :-) So that is the state of the humanoid robot. By the way, I received quite a few emails in regards to Gobo. I wish I had plans to give everyone, but I don't have them in any conventional format. Quite honestly, Gobo was the result of a LOT of labor on each individual part. Each part was cut to specifications with a dremel too (pre-Sherline Mill era), which was very laborous at times. Using the mill, I could probably get it built in 1/3 of the time. Depending on how may more requests I get, I may throw together a article on Gobo. If you have no idea what I am talking about, you can see pictures of Gobo at the TRCY website www.trcy.org under the "My Quadraped" section. Until next time..... oh, and the JB Quick didn't work as well as I hoped so it is on to the regular (which was used on Gobo)

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