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Re: Hexapod Robot CNC router

Postby VDX » Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:22 am

Hi Matt,

... look at my comment and the photos in your builderblog at reprap - https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogI ... 1592482661

With a fiber-/needle-pad or better wit an active fixing-pad (as described in my comment) per leg your bots could crawl on steep surfaces or even upside down, when they aren't to heavy :D

If you want, i can send you some pieces of the fixing-strip - i bought them 10 years ago in my local tool-store, but it seems they aren't in the market any more ...

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Re: Hexapod Robot CNC router

Postby Matt Denton » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:20 am

Hi Viktor, Welcome to the forum!

This fixing strip sounds like great stuff, I'm not sure it would take the weight of this robot, but I would love to have a look at a piece! I will PM you my address. :)
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Re: Hexapod Robot CNC router

Postby VDX » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:43 pm

Hi Matt,

... thanks - i'll send you a sample tomorrow, and maybe you will try the hint with the oriented needle-cushions.

In the meantime i'll read through the posts and search inspiration :lol:

Ciao, Viktor
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Re: Hexapod Robot CNC router

Postby Robert » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:37 pm

Hi Matt,

I recently came across your video on YouTube of the CNC Hexapod and could not believe my eyes. If you can get it to cut or draw while walking then it would have an unlimited cutting area and I would have to get one the second the kit becomes available.

Thank You
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Re: Hexapod Robot CNC router

Postby Robert » Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:33 am

Hi Matt

So can the CNC Hexapod or will it be able to cut while walking?

Thanks
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Re: Hexapod Robot CNC router

Postby jaspinall » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:47 am

I would imagine the fairly obvious answer to that is, yes. From recollection of the video, the hex's feet aren't bolted down to the surface it's cutting, merely stood there while it jigs around using it's head as the cutter... Can't see any reason why the hex couldn't move a short distance, then carry on. Can't imagine the accuracy to be that grand, however :?:
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Re: Hexapod Robot CNC router

Postby Matt Denton » Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:04 am

Robert wrote:Hi Matt

So can the CNC Hexapod or will it be able to cut while walking?

Thanks
Robert


It would be possible to machine an area, then move to another location and start machining, however, if you wanted to join the segments together, as Jaspinall points out, the accuracy would not be good enough using dead reckoning, you would need some kind of overhead vision system or accurate positioning.
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Re: Hexapod Robot CNC router

Postby chablair » Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:39 am

Very nice forum, nicely formated and easy to use.

I have really enjoyed seeing your router video. I am a machinist with my own business and have followed the development of hexapod machining for several years. I must say that I like your robot very much, I like the design and look of the machine and I think your demonstration is very interesting. I am sure that in a near future something like this will be used for many things. I wish you good luck with your business and look forward to seeing continual improvement in your robot.

Thank you for sharing,

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Re: Hexapod Robot CNC router

Postby Matt Denton » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:17 pm

Hi Charles, welcome to the forum.

Thank you for the kind comments, always good to get positive feedback! :) Being a machinist, maybe you should start building you own hexapod?
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Re: Hexapod Robot CNC router

Postby chablair » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:31 am

Yes, I would love to but for now I could use a stationary robot arm with a router endeffector to cut out 3D forms. Of course its not as cool as a walking router...

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