pic: Can't tell if giant bumpers or little robots...



Awesome newfangled reversible bumpers. Almost done!

Front view: http://i.imgur.com/oS2sekx.jpg

Link to front view, for lazy people http://i.imgur.com/oS2sekx.jpg

I really like those gussets! Did you have them water jetted or milled? By the way, you can save a lot of weight up high by changing those bolts to rivets. Changing from bolts to rivets last year saved us upwards of five pounds over the entire robot. And, with a pneumatic rivet gun, rivets are fun to install.

was totally not going to go to that link until you posted that akash and this isn’t sarcasm.

lol same^

Haha, I know how the mind of a fellow lazy person works.

Giant bumpers? Little robots?

Why not both?

Looks 30inches wide

Why…not…zoidberg?

http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/34780420.jpg

They are milled out by a great local sponsor.

Since, Akash is on the job, I’m sure there’s no worry. I just couldn’t find the main breaker in either front or rear shot. I hope it’s more evident IRL.

Care to share any more detail about how the reversible covers work? The two-sided part is easy. It’s those ends that look impossible.

The main breaker isn’t permanently mounted yet, its just floating around in the guts. It’ll be fixed.

As for the bumpers - I did not work on them myself, it was a small group of kids and a parent. I’ll ask about the exact method used.

[quote=DampRobot;1232572…you can save a lot of weight up high by changing those bolts to rivets. Changing from bolts to rivets last year saved us upwards of five pounds over the entire robot. And, with a pneumatic rivet gun, rivets are fun to install.[/QUOTE]

I second this. Rivets are lighter, and we too have a pneumatic riveter. Much nicer. :D[/quote]

EDIT: Wrong thread, delete please.

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Since I’m getting 400 of these comments, I’ll just address this here :rolleyes:

We don’t have a pneumatic riveter and are quite low-budget. Our awesome machining sponsor also supplies materials. Yes rivets would be so much lighter, but where we are right now we may even have to weigh the drivetrain down. So it wasn’t really a design issue. We had the nuts and bolts on hand so we used them.

tl;dr totally agree, but there was no need and we had bolts already.

What C-Channel is that? The holes are different than the KOP stuff, (I think) and how did you get it colored? It looks way better than just plain aluminum.

Looks like normal c-channel (spray?) painted orange.

Regular kit channel, sprayed with a matte white first then gloss orange.

Cool! At least from the picture that looks a whole bunch better that just spray paint. Maybe it was the primer that you put on first?

Just a flat white with the orange over it