What did YOU do with your robot today?
I'll go first,
I started wiring a robot leg till I got bored.
Then purchased some color accents for my evil creation (insert evil laughter)
I finished wiring the first leg, one to go ;-)
I found out my mig doesn't have enough balls to weld aluminum.
A new combo welder is on the way!
So I can weld up a 2 segment chassis for my robot project.
I'm almost finished wiring up the second leg.
On that topic, I hate it when you start wiring and find a better method after you've done half the project.....doh!
I took some advice a buddy gave me and played around with soapy water as a CNC lube.
How did that work?
Old post but I will reply
It worked crappy because I didn't know at that time that its made from Paraffin Wax and Lanolin. In knowing that now perhaps a home brew coolant could be made and work decent. Cost would be the final answer to this concept. But really its a concept that is completely long over due with the ever increasing prices on everything. A 55 gallon drum of coolant we use for aluminum is $1500. Nuff Said!
I sent gave him the idea of making his own cutting fluid as he had problems with engine oil as a cutting fluid.
Here's the basis of my suggestion:
Check out the cutting fluid Tap Magic.
While they have some traditional oil based products. Their environmental/biodegradable product line is soap based cutting fluid.
Not exactly a robot but very close ;-) I placed my BEAM solar head on a more sunny spot ;-)