7. The sloped edges on the side of the
wedge help deflect horizontal saws
and shell spinners. By not giving your
opponent an exposed edge, you make
it harder to cut into the robot’s wedge.
8. After the Lexan plate has been bent, mark the four holes for the hinges and
drill the Lexan sheet with an 1/8 inch drill.
10. Again, here’s a step you can take
artistic license with in order to give
your robot its own personality. The
holes you use for the titanium pieces
are the same two holes used for the
hinges. Trace the holes onto the
titanium and use our usual punch
and drill method.
9. Before attaching the two sheets
together, take the two shorter titanium
pieces and line them up to where you
would like them on your Lexan wedge.
11. A further step you can do to make this robot your own is adding internal
stickers from your local hobby store. Internal stickers go on the inside of clear
sheets so they won’t be cut or ripped off by other robots. They will last as long
as your armor holds out. (This step is optional, of course.)
12. After drilling out the titanium,
reassemble the frame. Do this by
screwing the Lexan, titanium, and
hinge together with four 4-40 screws
13. Lay the Lexan sheet over the two motor mounts. Since the Lexan is clear,
you can see where the holes are and trace them.Once you have traced all
four holes, remove the Lexan, and use the punch and drill method to drill out
the four traced holes.
Now, we will work on the
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