Friday, December 12, 2014

Homemade AC ARC Welder | Complete

I just finished my ARC welder and, I'm super exited! Since the last post I've

,added ventilation holes



,installed the second re-wired MOT



,added a hunk of foam from a couch to cut down on noise



and last of all, I added some stickers.








I can't wait to use it on some projects I'm working on !

To make this project, I followed the MOT ARC welder tutorial series from thekingofrandom.com and the MOT 
re-wiring video series from mattsawesomestuff.com 






Thursday, November 27, 2014

Homemade AC ARC Welder

Recently I've been working on an AC ARC Welder. I've been using a video from http://thekingofrandom.com for basic instructions and the MOT salvage tutorial series from https://m.youtube.com/#/user/MattsAwesomeStuff

Following are some pictures and explanations.



This is what I have completed at the moment.





These are my homemade copper lugs.





This is my homemade clamp.





The stinger attached to a 5ft length  8 gauge hookup wire.





My rewired secondary.(16 turns of 8 gauge hookup cable)





With the homemade case.

 I currently only have one MOT that is the right size. I have another but, It is to small.





WARNING do not attempt to build this without proper electrical experience.







  

Thursday, October 2, 2014

10/2/2014 Projects Update

Soooo..... It's been awhile since my last post and I thought I should do an update on the 2 projects I've been working on.


First of all, I've been making allot of progress with Z3US. I've replaced the NXT used as a head with an EV3 and I've been programming the EV3's via Daisy Chaining :)

Second, I've  started building a powered Exoskeleton! So far I've only been buying necessary parts and not actually started putting them together. My plan is to build  just one exoskeleton arm and get it working then do the other arm. 
The exoskeleton will only power the  upper-body (arms). It'll be powered by electric linear actuators and the expected total power (including my own) is about 200 pounds of weight I will be able to lift.
I've already spent about $300 USD on parts! I'd better finish this one!

-Cyrus 


Monday, June 23, 2014

NXT Joystick Remote Control

Here is an NXT Joystick Remote Control I made for Z3US . It uses an EV3 large motor , an EV3 small motor and an EV3 touch sensor . Below are a few photos :)





A Special Thanks #2

I recently received a brand new EV3, a whole bunch of LEGO keychains, 20 sheets of LEGO MINDSTORMS stickers,  a T-shirt and a awesome letter from a member of the LEGO MINDSTORMS team.
I would like to thank the LEGO MINDSTORMS team and Marc-Andre-Bazergui (a.k.a Bazmarc) for the help :) 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Special Thanks



I wanted to write this post to say thanks to MCP Marc-Andrè-Bazergui (Bazmarc) for donations made to my MINDSTORMS collection . He donated a lot of useful parts. An NX, motors, plating etc. Z3US wouldn't be possible without his support so once again THANKS!

I would also like to thank my parents for getting me started with MINDSTORMS by getting me an NXT and EV3 . I wouldn't have created this blog or made any robots without them so... THANKYOU MOM, DAD and BAZMARC!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Z3US| A LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3/NXT Humanoid

This is a post on the progress I've had with Z3US. Z3US is a one armed humanoid on tank treads .
Its still only got some test programs on it and I'm still working on the mechanics and plating.
So far its got.....

  • 2 NXT,s 
  • 1 EV3 
  • 8 servo motors 
  • 1 ultrasonic sensor
  • 1 defective touch sensor :(      




Below are some
pictures and a
video













 







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