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December 17th, 2018 21:18

Giant Robot Arm

Jorån Kikke
Jorån Kikke Public Seen by 155

It's possible a giant robot arm might be setup in the space

It will take up some room and it potentially dangerous, but also awesome

Jorån Kikke

Jorån Kikke started a poll December 17th, 2018 21:20

How could we set this up? Closed 10:01am - Friday 21 Dec 2018

3 - WHEELS
4 - No more robots D:
0 - Setup in the New Space next door (higher cielings)
1 - Setup in place of the Mechmate CNC once it moves out
Jonathon Shields

Jonathon Shields December 17th, 2018 21:22

Jonathon Shields

Jonathon Shields December 17th, 2018 21:23

Setup in the New Space next door (higher cielings)
Helena

Helena December 17th, 2018 21:31

Setup in place of the Mechmate CNC once it moves out

Depends what the main function is. If it will substantially produce dust, it should go into the extension

R B

R B December 17th, 2018 22:40

It's a motoman HP6 with a NX100 controller. It has internal cabling for an air line and power. This arm was used for arc welding in the past.
It can carry a 6kg tool.

Also I have no idea if it works...

Jorån Kikke

Jorån Kikke December 18th, 2018 01:13

It might be neat to put it on a moveable platform with drop down legs - that way it could operate outside if needed for bigger things?

Jorån Kikke

Jorån Kikke December 18th, 2018 01:15

WHEELS
Setup in place of the Mechmate CNC once it moves out
Setup in the New Space next door (higher cielings)
Setup in the New Space next door (higher cielings)
baptiste

baptiste December 19th, 2018 20:50

Setup in the New Space next door (higher cielings)
R B

R B December 20th, 2018 09:02

Setup in place of the Mechmate CNC once it moves out

It can be setup in a restrained mode until people make tools and then it can go next door? It might take a few months for it to actually be useful. Needs workflow setup and calibrating. Unless theres lots of room next door...

R B

R B December 20th, 2018 21:51

a few problems with having it movable.

  1. arms are usually enclosed by a safety barrier because they're really good at killing people.
  2. the arm needs to operate on a very level surface.
  3. the arm needs to know where it is exactly in relation to the work piece.
  4. the arm needs good electrical earthing
  5. the cable from the controller to the arm isn't very long.
R B

R B December 20th, 2018 21:54

It may be possible to have it moveable, but you'd need a longer cable, some computer vision stuff so the arm could map it's environment in 3D using photogrammetry and lots of time.