Let's Make Robots!

I'm batman!

OK... this man has (too much)time, (too much)money and an awesome amount of fantasy.
I just had to share this with you all:


 365bhp, 0 to 100 km/ph in under 4 secs and a topspeed of around 300 km/ph. How sick is this?

Ordering is half the fun, waiting is half the frustration!

Finally got to order stuff for my first robot.

- 4WD mobile platform from DFrobots
- 2A motor shield for Arduino
- URM37 ultrasonic sensor

Can't wait for the package to arrive at my doorstep, so I can get the toolbox out and start tinkering around :)

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.