Wall-E Robot

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Markblaster, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Markblaster

    Markblaster Custom blaster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    601
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphics / Signage
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Got 2 of the 4 axles made for 1 track system. Collars fit. Building a prototype version of the motor mount and bearing holder first so I can make sure all my measurements are right and everything fits. Start cutting up some steel on weekend.
    [​IMG]
     
    Awk08 likes this.
  2. Markblaster

    Markblaster Custom blaster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    601
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphics / Signage
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Made the other 2 axles for the prototype version of the motor mount/tensioner framing.

    [​IMG]

    Notched both ends of this tube to make 2 parts out of it for connecting the front axle bearing holder to the motor mount.

    [​IMG]

    Started on making the prototype version of the motor mount.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Will do more on it tomorrow.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2017
  3. Markblaster

    Markblaster Custom blaster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    601
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphics / Signage
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Notched tubes for holding front axle bearing housing. Did 2 extras.
    [​IMG]

    Axles and bearing housings sorted.
    [​IMG]

    Started on the idle wheel tubes. Notching the ends.
    [​IMG]

    Sprockets. Holes drilled in the 2 bigger ones to remove some weight.
    [​IMG]

    Do more on it tomorrow.
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2017
  4. speedyslyder

    speedyslyder 2 STROKES RULE Forum Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2014
    Messages:
    3,880
    Likes Received:
    671
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    massachusetts
    looks good
    keep it cuming mark:D
     
  5. Markblaster

    Markblaster Custom blaster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    601
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphics / Signage
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Parts for the upper idle wheels.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    How they go together.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Notched and shortened parts for the front wheel.
    [​IMG]

    So far its going good.
    [​IMG]

    Start on the sprocket hubs next.
     
  6. Markblaster

    Markblaster Custom blaster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    601
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphics / Signage
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Got the idle wheel parts sorted.
    [​IMG]

    Made the hubs for the front sprockets.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Doing more on it tonight.
     
  7. Markblaster

    Markblaster Custom blaster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    601
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphics / Signage
    Location:
    New Zealand
  8. 79 bronco

    79 bronco Moderator & Self Custom Psycho Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    5,297
    Likes Received:
    728
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Custom metal fabricator
    Location:
    I don"t know???????
    Cool stuff!
     
    Markblaster likes this.
  9. Markblaster

    Markblaster Custom blaster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    601
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphics / Signage
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Got the Drawing done for the Idle wheel jig. Drawing up the jig for the drive wheels now. Oh and these are going to be used as building / tack welding jigs to get every thing straight and all the same length. Will be laser cut and then slotted together and welded.

    [​IMG]

    Drawing of the parts for the upper idle wheel mount.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2017
  10. Markblaster

    Markblaster Custom blaster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    601
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphics / Signage
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Got the hubs made for the idle wheel sprockets.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Lots of clearance.
    [​IMG]

    Temporary jig to build the prototype drive system.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Markblaster

    Markblaster Custom blaster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    601
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphics / Signage
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Installed grub screws in the hubs.
    [​IMG]

    Jig worked out mint for the prototype system.
    [​IMG]

    Got the front axle mount welded to the pipe also.
    [​IMG]

    Test fit. Works good. :)
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Now I have to start on the drive axle and motor mount then the tensioner.
     
  12. Markblaster

    Markblaster Custom blaster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    601
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphics / Signage
    Location:
    New Zealand
  13. Markblaster

    Markblaster Custom blaster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    601
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphics / Signage
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Was thinking about the drive last night. Why do you even need the shaft collars that are on the inside upto the bearing. Why not remove them and just install a steel/aluminum sleeve on the shaft in its space. The sprocket hubs are keyed and grub screwed in place on the axle to the width of the 2 attachment chains so if you made 2 sleeves the same size 1 on each side they would centre it all and make it a fixed width as they would be hard up to the centre of the bearing. Blue part is the sleeve in the drawing. What you think?
    Wall-E Drive.jpg

    Just had a look in my photos folder and Mike Senna didn't use any collars on the original track system. He had the wheel hubs mounted on the axles all the way up to the bearings. I'm guessing he used shaft collars on his new track system like I'm building because he didn't have a lathe and was easier for him.
    425219_3068773436918_1088269148_n.jpg

    I was thinking why not just make the blue part (The steel sleeve) Make it part of the hub that way there is 1 less part to worry about.
    Wall-E Drive1.jpg

    Orange = Key, Pink = sprocket hub, grey = axle, green = bearing, black is the idle wheel arm/bearing holder. Hub is also grub screwed 1 onto the key and one 90 degrees from the key.
    Wall-E Drive2.jpg

    Doing it this way would be a matter of undoing 2 grub screws on the hub that has the sprocket on it to remove it from the axle and then the axle would come out the other side of the bearings with the other hub/sprocket still attached. Would need to remove the tracks 1st but that's just a matter of removing 2 chain connecting links.

    If I used shaft collars I will have to remove the hub 1st then the shaft collar too remove the axle out the other side.
     
  14. Markblaster

    Markblaster Custom blaster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    601
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphics / Signage
    Location:
    New Zealand
    What I have come up with. 4 parts less and easier to take apart. 2 grub screws to loosen and then one of the hubs/sprockets can be removed then remove the key and slide the axle out the other side of bearings with the other hub/sprocket attached on axle with its key in place.

    Wall-E Drive3.jpg
     
  15. Markblaster

    Markblaster Custom blaster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    601
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphics / Signage
    Location:
    New Zealand
  16. Markblaster

    Markblaster Custom blaster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    601
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphics / Signage
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Just made a logo for my blog.
    Marks Wall-E Logo.jpg

    Speedyslyder will remember this logo from the rendered logo video I made ages ago. Changed it a little.
     
  17. speedyslyder

    speedyslyder 2 STROKES RULE Forum Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2014
    Messages:
    3,880
    Likes Received:
    671
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    massachusetts
    Ha Ha
    i just saw your post and youtube
    also the blog nice job:D
     
    Markblaster likes this.
  18. Markblaster

    Markblaster Custom blaster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    601
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphics / Signage
    Location:
    New Zealand
    How the adjuster will be made for tensioning the track. The 50x25x2.5 RHS will have a plate welded on the end of it with a hole in the centre for the threaded rod to go through and into the 20x20x1.6 SHS. A nut will be also welded to the plate on the end of the 50x25x2.5 RHS.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Markblaster

    Markblaster Custom blaster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    601
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphics / Signage
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Got the drive hubs made today. Still need to install a set screw in them.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Markblaster

    Markblaster Custom blaster

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    2,013
    Likes Received:
    601
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Graphics / Signage
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Set screws installed.
    [​IMG]

    I think I may have made to many. Still need to make more of the front mount mount notched tube and notch the ends of the idle arm tubes for the bearing mount.
    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page