07 AprLaserWeb collaboration

https://github.com/openhardwarecoza/LaserWeb/wiki/SPONSORS LaserWeb software will support the L-Cheapo!

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13 JanHydraulic rocker-bogie suspension

We’re developing an iteration on the classic rocker-bogie suspension, replacing the levers and gears that usually handle the structural stress with hydraulic fluid.  This also leads to the suspension occupying significantly less “prime” space on the vehicle, and allows a simple actuator to tilt the frame without further mechanical complexity.  With a peristaltic pump, climbing […]

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18 DecINDUSTRY!

At the heart of Robots Everywhere is our micro-factory where everything we need to produce just about everything on demand fits in this closet.  This means we can go from concept to production in a very short time and iterate rapidly to produce highly refined products in less time than it takes most companies to […]

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11 DecCutting Steak with a 3D Printed Knife

The organometallic filament we are developing is capable of holding a nice sharp edge, as demonstrated here with a piece of steak.  This test suggests possible medical and industrial applications as well as 3D printed cutlery, all from a filament we generate here on-site that is compatible with a standard extruder.  Move over titanium spork!

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10 DecOrganometallic filament – Informal test

A quick informal tensile strength demonstration of our organometallic filament.  This is the sixth batch we’ve made, and this test certainly shows significant promise.  What you can’t see is that the man doing our demonstration is quite strong.  A video with a force gauge is coming soon!

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10 DecL-Cheapo Mk2 – How To Build

In keeping with our open design philosophy, here is a video with full instructions on how to make the L-Cheapo version 2.5.  This will show you everything you’ll need to know to create one of these little marvels yourself. If you don’t want to buy the kit, http://robots-everywhere.com/re_wiki/ has the schematics, 3D files, and parts list.  Either […]

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09 DecCloset Factory Addition – Filament Maker!

Here’s a more in-depth look at the newest addition to our micro-factory.  This filament extruder cuts our materials costs significantly as we can create spools of plastic for our 3D printer in-house, cutting out the middle-man.  More importantly this allows us to produce spools of our organometallic filament, which is quite a bit stronger than […]

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06 NovL-Cheapo Fabrication Rig

Sometimes you have to invent the tools that let you make the parts to build what you invented in the first place.  At the center of the L-Cheapo’s manufacturing process is this drill jig and vise, which together allow us to ream the laser into the heat sink so tightly that the metal-to-metal junction beats […]

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28 OctSimple UV filter for your phone

To make a simple UV filter for your phone’s camera, all you’re going to need is a few theatre lighting gels.  If you alternate 3 layers each of Primary Red and Congo Blue, that’s all it takes to make a pretty decent filter.  For most applications this will only take one sheet of each, which […]

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20 OctHigh speed portable laser engraver

What happens when you take an L-cheapo laser module, a large lithium battery, some control hardware, and a basic XY stepper frame and put it all together?  Well obviously you get to have a lot of fun.  Specifically, this little weekend project is a highly portable self-contained laser engraver.  While this is obviously a moderately […]

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