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T-1 Rise of the Machines

This is my second entry into the TRC contest, This robot is a hard one to build from scratch as there are very little photo's on the net, I have searched for about 5 months and only come up with about 9 good res pics. GWJax found a good pic for me as well [far right in pic]. There are a number of sites dedicated to the Terminator series, but not a lot on the T-1 so I think that I will be doing well to complete this robot. It will be similar to J5 in as much that it will have an ITX PC and solid state Hdd and vision, quite a few sensors will be included, but the main attraction will be the live twin firing gattling guns which GWJax is building for me, These will be in the region of 10-13" long and will rotate at a pretty rapid rate, there will be a fair bit of timing to be done to get this right on GW's part. The base and tracks are finished, Two sets of batteries will be housed in the track sections, [Penty of room in there] and the main batteries in the mid section. At this stage I have built the main body in MDF and balsa, this is the plug that will be used for the mold to cast the final item in either glass or carbon. The head will be carved out of molding clay that GW is going to send me and then molded in glass to form the head, this will house the sensors and camera. T-1 will have a total of 11 servos, 6 HR-5990 for the arms and gattling guns, 2 HR- 5990's for the raise and lower of the torso, A heavy duty 1/4 scale servo for the rotational base, and 2 for the pan/tilt head, 645's. Track will run of 12v system [ May reduce this to get a lower speed], 9.6 ITX and 7.2v servos. I have not decided on the targeting system for the gattling guns yet. I hope this robot will be ready for the next round of competitions, but, if it is not then it will have to go in the next round.

Nylon 1-15/16" bushings from lynxmotion, two joined together.

Hex 1-15/16 nylon standoff's joined together.

Jig set up for hex rod to get correct length.

Jig in use for cutting hex rod roughly to length.

Next stage is to sand the edge of the hex rod to get it square.

Nylon rod in jig cutting roughly to size.

Trimming to the correct length.

Nylon tubes ready for the next stage. Lynxmotion part [ Here ]

Hex rod ready for the next stage. Lynxmotion part [ Here ]

Using a machine vice to hold 4/40 rod @ 25mm long, These will be used to join the hex rod together.

Using a Dremel with a diamond cutting wheel to cut 4/40 threaded rod.

Black Polycarb 5mm sheet, These will be used for the track sides and base.

Track sides, Two large holes are for the motors, medium holes are for bearings and smaller holes are for the nex rod to join the sides together.

 Track sides in vice for cleaning up.

Lynxmotion Idler hub-13 [ Here ] for 3" [ 75mm] Tracks.

Lynxmotion 75mm track link [ Here ]

Lynxmotion 50:1 gearhead motors 12v [ Here ] These are fitted to the polycarb sheet.

Sabertooth 2 x 10 H-Bridge motor driver [ Here ] This will be used for the Lynxmotion 50:1 motors.

Sprocket set SPRK-02 [ Here ] frpm Lynxmotion, AA batery for size comparison. you will need 8 of these.

Close up of the Nylon tube, These are what the tracks glide on.

Close up of 50:1 12v motor.

Close up of one set of sprockets with idler joining the two together.

One side temporarly put together to show you the setup.

As you can see with this clear polycarb set up, All the sprocket gears and rollers, The final set up will be black polycarb and there will also be a polycarb platform in the middle so that I can insert my battery pack either side.

Another side view.

Ok, This is the start of the track construction process, Because I am using the 3" tracks there are no hex rods that Lynxmotion sell at present that are long enough, so I have used 1 1-15/16 rod and cut down another 1-15/16 hex rod  and tapped with a 4/40 so as to join them together.

Hex rod now joined together, you will need 8 of these.

Joining the polycarb sides together. I used 5/8 x 3mm cap bolts.

End view showing the nylon tube inserted over the hex rod.

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