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30 Jun 2005 (updated 30 Jun 2005 at 14:12 UTC) »

I'm a journeyer, horay!! *throws confetti, now down to buisness. I ordered 2 more servos, a gyro from paralax, and i'm trying to get some muscle wire to articulate my robots hands. but it's pretty expensive and the only stuff i can find comes in a variety pack and costs about 100 dollars, if anyone knows of a place where i can get just a pack of a single sized muscle wire please email me at phil@familyaffairdist.com , thanks

O and i finally created an account on geocities and it will have pictures soon

looks like alot of new people are joining the site!! Thats awesome i think this site is a great place for engineers to meet. Anyways I finished 2 of the 20+ brackets i need to finish me robo one robot. So far i've made 3 test brackets, and 2 finished products, the right torso bracket and the right hip bracket, both of which have a servo attached and are ready for final drilling tomorrow, but it's just 2 to knock off my list, and now i need to buy 2 more servos, small machine screws, and 17 small round servo horns.

We'll it's been a little hectic with finals and all, just started drivers ed, and the budget failed which might mean that we won't have a robotics team next year. But i've finished my designes for the servo brackets and i have my 3 axis maxnc cnc mill making one right now (I <3 that machine). I think it's time to add some lubracent because i can hear it making some funky noises.

The aluminum sheeting for the servo brackets arrived today. I'm not sure which thickness i'll be using but i ordered 2 sheets of .032 and of .050. I started drawing out the blueprints and got the endmills for my cnc machine. I'm using a maxnc open loop cnc mill (<3). It's not the fanciest stuff i've done with it but it should provide a challenge being i've never used the machine to thread small holes.

We'll school is out, and that can only mean one thing. Thats right, EXTRA TIME FOR ROBOTICS!!! My FIRST robotics team is going to meet over the summer. I bought 17 hs-311 servos, a BASIC atom, and material to build a humanoid robot. I'll start posting my progress as soon as i start.

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