We had a busy day of CAD and routing parts. Today was the first real day of riveting as well. We’ve been making a ton of gussets on the Zenbot CNC router and they all need to get riveted to the robot.
Here is a picture of our belly pan with all the mounting holes piloted by the router. Right now we can only drill 1/8″ or 1/4″ holes with the router since we only have collets for those sizes. We use the 1/8″ bit to pilot all our holes then match drill them to 3/16 for rivets or 13/64 for #10-24 bolts when we go to mount them.
We’ll finish mounting the belly pan on Sunday and get started on mounting and wiring the electronics. We should be driving soon.
Our recycling container grabber mechanism is now finding it’s way into CAD to make a more production ready unit.
“I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.” – Richard P. Feynman