3.Next, attach the Garolite gripper to the other end of the Lexan arm. It should
be noted that you can take artistic license with the gripper; you can make it out
of titanium or Garolite. Drill two 1/8" holes that line up in both parts, then bolt
them together using 4-40 screws and nuts.
4. Next, drill two holes in the titanium plate that match up to the two holes
in the hinges and Garolite. Although Garolite is rigid, it doesn't stand up to
cutting saws. For this reason, I put titanium plates on the front corners of
To speed up sharpening
wedges or battle spikes, it is
fastest to use a belt sander.
5. This is another step where you can take artistic license to help make this
robot your own design. In my case, after drilling the holes, I bent the back
corners to make titanium barbs and cut angles into the front wedge to give it a
"V" shape. You have now completed the frame for a one pound clamp robot!
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6. Now, we will add in the electronics that you soldered previously. Start by
screwing the motors into the motor mounts. You will use two 2-56 screws in
the front plate.
7. For your next step, you will tape
down the two speed controllers,
battery, and receiver in the positions
8. Next, slip the servo saver onto the
servo. Before you tape the servo down,
you will need to determine the travel of
9. To do this, plug the servo lead into
the throttle channel on your receiver.
Then, plug the two speed controllers
into the Elevator and Aileron slots on