Let's Make Robots!

Our Respective "Workshops"

Thought it might be cool if we could show off our respective facilities. I think "Robotguy" should go first because that give the rest of us something to work up to!!!

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I can't wait to see you robotise the lawnmover.


Here is my ''Virtual Department'' where I design and program all my robots before the construction statment. Right now I'm working more on virtual simulators, modelling robots (cinematic, dynamic and geometric models) and controlling robots using VR interfaces than the construction itself, that's why my electronics and mechanics workbenchs aren't shown yet.  


Nice Vr set up......

I cant help but noticing the P5 data glove ...

.. what is your opinion of it ?

.. i wish to get hold of one to do some 3D modelling so any info would be well received

frankie1.jpg Here is mine.... notice the tesla coil in the background, i use that to test RF sheilding, the analog dials are retro high performance atomic masers used for timing things. The knife switches are power cut off (i dont use fuses). The table is really nice, it tilts for heavy loads, something i picked up in the Transvaal mountains at a yard sale. Hmmm this looks like a lot of the workshops so far ... I wonder if there is an underlying theme going on here?

Dude, you need help. I know a guy does electroshock therapy. If you like I can give you his number.

...and you could use a fresh razor for that 'tash. 

Come on BOA,

This is a DIY site...  In fact it seems i'm pretty talented in giving electro-shock, i practice all the time.. 

Would that be while working the knife switches or about the time you realize fuses aren't so bad after all?

The electronic engineering workbench.


At the far left, you have the component bins and the soldering station. This is usually also an EPA, but my dissipative mat is on loan. Beisde that is the software collection and a normally tidier than that collection of electronics tools. I have a cold at the moment, so that IS a packet of decongestant. This is on the opposite side of the room to the software workench.

The software engineering workbench.


Right, you have the PC (with the monitor raised up to comply with Health and Safety requirements that the top be level with the eyes). Left of it is the laser printer which only gets used for printing PCBs. On the top row, you have the injet printer / scanner, the oscilloscope and power supply and the signal generator. (Not to mention the Homer Simpson electric toothbrush and dental floss dispenser.) This is on the opposite side of the room to the electronics workbench.

The mechanical engineering workbench.


Left you have a hefty vice, parts bins for nuts and bolts, assorted crap, drill press, more crap, benchtop grinder / sander. Yes, on the top shelf of the rack, those are a few gallons of my homebrew wine. Below that is my screw collection and blowtorch and on the bottom shelf, my cordless drills and PCB manufacture kit. There's also a HUGE blue toilet roll and I can't wait to get the tube out of the middle of it!


My question to you BOA is how the hell do you find ANYTHING?!?!?!