my pimped out RoboBuilder

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my pimped out RoboBuilder

Post by Joe » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:27 am

Post by Joe
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:27 am

Hi guys,

I just finished some appearance mods on my RoboBuilder kit (hey, if he faces another one in competition, I want to be able to tell which is mine!). Thought I'd share them here first:

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Those are silver body plates (they look a little gold in the picture, but that's just my poor photography). And of course that red light in the head cycles back and forth, Cylon-style.

Under that shiny exterior is a 3-axis accelerometer and a Bluetooth module, and l3v3rz and I are working on some custom firmware. I'm hoping to have him ready to participate in RoboGames 2009, though there is still a lot to do...

Including picking a name. I'm terrible at naming robots. Any suggestions?

Cheers,
- Joe
Hi guys,

I just finished some appearance mods on my RoboBuilder kit (hey, if he faces another one in competition, I want to be able to tell which is mine!). Thought I'd share them here first:

Image

Those are silver body plates (they look a little gold in the picture, but that's just my poor photography). And of course that red light in the head cycles back and forth, Cylon-style.

Under that shiny exterior is a 3-axis accelerometer and a Bluetooth module, and l3v3rz and I are working on some custom firmware. I'm hoping to have him ready to participate in RoboGames 2009, though there is still a lot to do...

Including picking a name. I'm terrible at naming robots. Any suggestions?

Cheers,
- Joe
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Post by Dave » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:31 pm

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Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:31 pm

Wow, looking very swish!
And very stylish, defo post some mroe images!"!!

Hmm naming him, well im no good at that either, i still havent given my bot a name yet. Still undergoing surgery lol.

Loving the cylon lights too. Looks really cool!
Well impressed!!!
Wow, looking very swish!
And very stylish, defo post some mroe images!"!!

Hmm naming him, well im no good at that either, i still havent given my bot a name yet. Still undergoing surgery lol.

Loving the cylon lights too. Looks really cool!
Well impressed!!!
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Post by Bullit » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:09 pm

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Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:09 pm

Really nice work!

For names how about:
Stainless Steel Giant
or
6

:D
Really nice work!

For names how about:
Stainless Steel Giant
or
6

:D
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Post by trashmanf » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:44 pm

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Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:44 pm

Well I've got to suggest the obvious: how about "GORT" ?
Well I've got to suggest the obvious: how about "GORT" ?
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Post by Joe » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:55 pm

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Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:55 pm

trashmanf wrote:Well I've got to suggest the obvious: how about "GORT" ?

I was going for more of an early-Cylon look than a Gort look... but now that you mention it, I do see the resemblance!

Cheers,
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trashmanf wrote:Well I've got to suggest the obvious: how about "GORT" ?

I was going for more of an early-Cylon look than a Gort look... but now that you mention it, I do see the resemblance!

Cheers,
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Post by l3v3rz » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:40 pm

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Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:40 pm

That looks fraking awesome - how did you do the silver - metallic aerosol paint ?
That looks fraking awesome - how did you do the silver - metallic aerosol paint ?
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Post by Joe » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:13 pm

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Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:13 pm

l3v3rz wrote:That looks fraking awesome - how did you do the silver - metallic aerosol paint ?

That's right. Several coats, with buffing in between. I got a little cracking on one shoulder, but quickly decided that I could live with it. :)
l3v3rz wrote:That looks fraking awesome - how did you do the silver - metallic aerosol paint ?

That's right. Several coats, with buffing in between. I got a little cracking on one shoulder, but quickly decided that I could live with it. :)
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