Carpe Mens Mentis #2: Learning More About Sketchup

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Blog entry by ChrisCook posted 12-12-2008 12:51 AM 991 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With a lot of help from DaveR, I have started to learn a little bit about using sketchup. After finishing my fence layout in sketchup I decided to try my hand at designing a little rover robot. This was a much more challenging project than my previous one. It was a fun experience, and I plan to start getting more complex in my designs as I am slowly learning how to create my Army of digital minions! Har Har Har!

This little one is a roving video bot. The two antennas on the back are for control & transmission of live feed video.

Sorry these photos are pretty large, so you will need to click on them to view them full size.

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Thanks for checking out my progress!

-- Location: Lincoln, AL

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#1 posted 12-12-2008 01:14 AM

hehe, probably mdf. Atleast until I get a CNC machine up and running for cutting metal. I guess my next blog will have to be about building torsion boxes or something so I don’t get thrown off the site. lol.

-- Location: Lincoln, AL

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#2 posted 12-12-2008 03:03 AM

Carpe Mens Mentis = To pluck/pick minds

Whose? DaveR’s?


Oh… Really nice work on the rover by the way

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 12-12-2008 04:50 AM

Thanks Chris. Sorry for posting things that don’t really have a lot to do with “woodworking” from the standpoint of making heirloom pieces. I do a lot of woodworking, but it is aimed in more of an inventing direction. I really love looking at the work that you guys do!

Yeah to pluck/pick or seize minds. I like that phrase for working with robotics, since you are “creating” a mind.

DaveR is the guy named DaveR right above this comment. =)

-- Location: Lincoln, AL

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#4 posted 01-10-2009 10:49 PM

You’ve just started using SU!? Man DaveR must be one great teacher…great looking rover, nicely done drawing.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#5 posted 01-11-2009 05:15 AM

Thank you very much! And he is a great teacher by the way!

-- Location: Lincoln, AL

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