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Cutting Acrylic sheet

I've been asked how to cut acrylic with a hot wire cutter - I made my own and there are a few plans for how to do this on instructables etc. This was my take on the idea which I find works OK for me... - see the file attached

UPDATE : October 23, 2012 Apparently some guys got trouble opening the CorelDraw files attached before. So I exported those files into various extension : cmx (to … Read more

What thickness of acrylic to use?

(hopefully this is the right place to post this)

So, I'm in the planning stage of my first project, and I got everything pretty much narrowed down to what I want to use.

The only question that remains for now is:

I want to build my hexapod from acrylic plates, and now I am wondering what thickness to use.
It's pretty tough stuff but still light, I don't want it to be too thin so things will start bending, but I don't want to go overboard and use real thick stuff, so it will be a fat bot.

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                 1st video - First test with the polymorph structure                      2nd video - A quick test drive               Read more
I've spent quite a bit of time on the mechanical design on this robot, maybe more then was strictly necessary since I used this opportunity to learn SolidWorks, and … Read more