[lcamtuf::photos in robot]

This page is a raw collection of pictures related to my adventures in CNC machining and robot building. Click here for an annotated story; and for a walkthrough of my current process, check out this Flickr set. Finally, for a technical primer, I have a complete CNC robot building guide.


2013/03/10 24/5.0
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2014/05/18 50/11.0
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2014/05/18 50/11.0
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2014/05/18 50/11.0
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2014/05/17 50/8.0
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2013/02/09 50/4.5
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2013/02/09 50/6.3
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2013/02/08 50/3.2
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2013/02/03 50/9.0
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2013/01/27
Omnibot 2: rendered chassis

2013/01/26 50/4.0
Omnibot 2: CNC work

2013/01/19 50/4.5
Intermission: random etching test

2013/01/18
Bender, layers in CAD

2013/01/17 50/4.5
Bender, vinyl sticker made

2012/09/28 50/6.3
Submicro planetary, assembly

2012/09/28 50/6.3
Submicro planetary, assembly

2012/09/28 50/7.1
Parts for a miniature planetary

2012/09/08 50/3.2
HV silicone oil experiment, spark

2012/09/08 50/3.2
HV silicone oil experiment, corona

2012/03/14 50/5.6
Parts for cycloidal drive

2012/03/30
Gear meshing porn

2012/03/27
My own gear generation script!

2012/02/19 24/3.5
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2012/02/19 24/3.5
Omnibot: facing forward

2011/11/27
Omnibot: rendering of wheels

2011/11/25 50/3.5
Omnibot: linkages

2011/11/25 50/3.5
Omnibot: motor attach detail (color change!)

2011/11/23 50/3.2
Omnibot: linkages

2011/11/23 50/3.2
Omnibot: motor mount

2011/11/23 50/3.2
Omnibot: transmission detail

2011/09/23
Effects of casting on uneven surfaces

2011/09/03
Omnibot: powered wheel assy rendering

2011/09/03
Omnibot: free wheel assy rendering

2011/09/03
Omnibot: steering linkage rendering

2011/02/08 50/2.2
Omnibot: translucent gearbox assembly process

2011/02/08 50/8.0
Omnibot: translucent gearbox variant

2011/02/02 50/8.0
Omnibot: gearbox assembly process

2011/01/20 50/11.0
Omnibot: negative mold (v1)

2011/01/18 50/10.0
Omnibot: finished gear mold (v1)

2011/01/19
End mill damage

2011/01/18
Omnibot: return of the planetary gear

2011/01/01 50/2.2
Omnibot: rought mold machining

2010/12/04 24/3.5
Dial-a-threat: display surface

2010/12/04 24/3.5
Dial-a-threat: dial detail

2010/12/04 24/3.5
Dial-a-threat: dial detail

2010/12/02 24/2.5
Dial-a-threat: machined PMMA

2010/11/16
New Geiger-Mueller lamp body

2010/08/08 24/4.0
Ultimate machine v2: inner workings

2010/08/04 24/4.0
Ultimate machine v2: top view

2010/08/04 24/4.0
Ultimate machine v2: side view

2010/07/26 24/1.4
Ultimate machine v1: in action

2010/07/26 24/1.4
Ultimate machine v1: inner workings

2010/07/26 24/1.4
Ultimate machine v1: side view

2010/07/11 24/8.0
Tinybot mk3: finished view

2010/07/09
Tinybot mk3: rear drive detail

2010/07/09
Tinybot mk3: steering detail

2010/07/09
Tinybot mk3: rendered preview

2010/07/09 24/5.0
Tinybot mk2: assembled platform testing

2010/07/04 24/2.5
Tinybot mk2: assembled platform view

2010/06/21 24/4.0
Tinybot mk1: assembled platform testing

2010/06/19 24/5.0
Tinybot mk1: steering detail

2010/06/19 24/5.0
Tinybot mk1: side view

2010/05/27 85/5.6
Tinybot: early prototype

2010/05/21
Tinybot: early prototype preview

2010/04/26
Junkyard bot's image sensor data

2010/04/12
2.5D scanner: rendered preview

2010/04/10
2.5D scanner: captured data

2010/04/10
2.5D scanner: visible scene

2010/04/10 50/4.0
2.5D scanner: side view

2010/04/10 50/4.0
2.5D scanner: front view

2010/04/06 50/5.0
Comparing CAD data to CAM output

2010/04/03 24/4.0
2.5D scanner: drivetrain assembly

2010/04/03 24/4.0
2.5D scanner: silicone mold

2010/04/02 24/1.4
2.5D scanner: machined master mold

2010/04/02 24/1.4
2.5D scanner: CNC milling

2010/03/29
2.5D scanner: CAD data

2009/08/27 85/1.2
Nondescript experiment

2009/02/11 50/3.2
Pinkbot: assembled leg

2009/02/09
Pinkbot: draft layout

2009/02/08 50/1.8
Pinkbot: actuators

2009/02/08 50/1.8
Pinkbot: actuator testing

2009/02/02 50/2.5
Pinkbot: resin casting

2009/01/31
Pinkbot: actuator CAD drawing

2009/01/30 50/3.5
Pinkbot: another actuator prototype

2009/01/29
Pinkbot: actuator prototype drawing

2009/01/28 50/3.5
Pinkbot: assembled actuator prototypes

2009/01/24 50/2.5
Pinkbot: assembled actuator prototype

2009/01/24 50/2.5
Pinkbot: detail of the gearbox

2009/01/26 24/6.3
Pinkbot: cast parts

2009/01/25 24/1.4
Pinkbot: master mold

2009/01/25 24/1.4
Pinkbot: CNC machining

2009/01/25 24/1.4
Pinkbot: NC software

2009/01/25
Pinkbot: CAD model

2008/12/18 24/1.4
Wheel drive experiments

2008/12/09 50/3.2
Gear geometry test 2: side

2008/12/09 50/3.2
Gear geometry test 2: top

2008/09/27 50/4.0
Gear geometry test 1: top

2008/09/27 50/4.0
Gear geometry test 1: side

2008/07/21 50/5.6
Experiments with transmission belts

2008/06/14 85/2.5
Bugbot mk2: failed experiment

2008/05/04 50/1.8
Bugbot mk2: swivel wheel

2008/05/04 50/7.1
Bugbot mk2: platform being assembled

2008/04/27 24/1.4
Bugbot mk2: differential drive

2008/04/26 24/1.4
Bugbot mk2: wheel and tire

2008/04/26 24/1.4
Bugbot mk2: wheel parts

2008/04/26 24/1.4
Bugbot mk2: gearbox mold

2008/04/26 24/1.4
Bugbot mk2: cast gear

2008/04/26 24/1.4
Bugbot mk2: tire view

2008/04/26 24/1.4
Bugbot mk2: gearbox with bearings (2)

2008/04/26 24/1.4
Bugbot mk2: gearbox with bearings (1)

2008/03/03 50/3.5
Bugbot mk2: top cover mold

2008/02/23 50/3.5
Bugbot mk1: differential drive

2008/02/23 50/3.5
Bugbot mk1: partly assembled frame

2008/02/22 50/2.8
Bugbot mk1: motors and wheels

2008/02/21 24/1.4
Bugbot mk1: wheel assembly

2007/11/13 85/3.2
Leg prototype: view 1

2007/11/12 85/2.2
Leg prototype: view 2

2007/11/12 85/2.2
Leg prototype: assembly

2007/11/05 85/2.5
Leg prototype: planetary gearbox

2007/11/05 85/1.2
Leg prototype: planetary gearbox assembly

2007/11/04 85/1.2
Leg prototype: CNC machining

2007/10/03 50/3.2
MDX-540: new CNC mill

2007/10/28 50/7.1
Leg prototype: planetary gearbox silicone molds

2007/10/26 50/3.5
Leg prototype: planetary gearbox master molds

2007/06/24 50/7.1
Stickbot: assembled frame (2)

2007/06/22 50/3.2
Stickbot: actuator detail

2007/06/22 50/3.5
Stickbot: assembled frame (1)

2007/06/17 50/1.8
Stickbot: leg actuators

2007/06/16 50/3.2
Stickbot: leg actuator parts

2007/06/16 50/1.8
Stickbot: worm drive details

2007/06/15 50/1.8
Stickbot: leg detail (2)

2007/06/15 50/1.8
Stickbot: leg detail (1)

2007/04/18 28/3.5
Early legged robot prototypes

2007/01/02 50/1.8
Sheet PMMA planetary: assembled view (3)

2007/01/02 50/1.8
Sheet PMMA planetary: assembled view (2)

2006/12/30 50/7.1
Sheet PMMA planetary: assembled view (1)

2006/12/30 85/9.0
Sheet PMMA planetary: parts

2006/12/29
Sheet PMMA planetary: rendering

2006/07/28 50/1.8
Early prototyping board machining tests

2006/07/15 50/1.8
Sheet PMMA microbot: assembled view

2006/07/13 50/1.8
Sheet PMMA microbot: under construction

2006/07/11
Sheet PMMA microbot: rendering

2006/07/10 50/1.8
Sheet PMMA microbot: leg construction (3)

2006/07/09 50/1.8
Sheet PMMA microbot: leg construction (2)

2006/07/08 50/1.8
Sheet PMMA microbot: leg construction (1)

2006/06/25 50/8.0
Early experiments with sheet PMMA gears

2006/06/22 85/2.0
Early experiments with sheet PMMA gears

2006/05/26 85/1.2
My first CNC mill, shortly after arrival

2002/08/26
Junkyard bot

2002/08/26
Junkyard bot logic


All photos copyright by Michal Zalewski <lcamtuf@coredump.cx>
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