Today, we completed an important part of our new Rover Challenge robot for the New York Hall of Science. The central focus of this robot’s design is the Main Plate. This is an intricate aluminum part that we designed on the CAD system and machined on the CNC. It’s 8″ x 15″ x .190″. It’s meant to hold all the servos, electronics, camera turret, and other components of the robot, so it’s the chassis, mounting plate, and wire organizer all at once. It took a while to design it, but we’re very happy with it so far. Keep your fingers crossed we haven’t forgotten anything!
Custom-machined Main Plate for our newest rover
by Camille | Workshop Blog | 5 comments
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Always enjoy reading about your family’s accomplishments.
Pippa Passes, KY
Cool! I didn’t know you were working on a new robot for NYSCI.
Wow. I am so drooling over this. Not having to use mounts for your hardware will make this a sleek, clean bot!
Wow this is a great design for a main-plate! I’m wondering how you find custom machining to make things like this. I always think of designs but don’t know how to get them accomplished. How much do custom jobs like this usually cost? http://www.quantummachine.ca/
Eliza, Thank you. We design the parts and machine them ourselves on our own CNC Mill.