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[DPRG] Battlebot-like competition (fwd)

Subject: [DPRG] Battlebot-like competition (fwd)
From: Charles cthurston at sc.rr.com
Date: Sun Dec 15 11:30:02 CST 2002

Hello Earl,

There is a metal co. in Carrolton that can flame or plasma cut this. I
have seen them cut 4 inch thick plate material in 8 foot by 15 foot
sheets.  It has been too long since I was in that area for me to
remember the name, BUT it is 1 block north of the road that goes
east/west through there and intersects IH35. 1st road north of 635
west of IH35. It will be on the north side of the road, Blue building
last time I saw it 5-6 years ago.  Get it cut 1/8 inch larger and then
grind it down by hand with a good metal cutting belt in a belt sander.

Get folding legs welded to the bottom, If they are in the right place
they will let you fold the legs down while the disk is on edge and
then lay it over onto the legs. Raise one side when your done and set
it back on edge, Then fold the legs back flat.   Trouble will be
getting it into a truck or trailer. I would not want to try to roll it
up a ramp without someone/something to make sure it can NOT fall over.

Best Regards
Charles                               cthurston at sc.rr.com

Sunday, December 15, 2002, 11:56:42 AM, you wrote:


EB> I guess if the Seattle or Parts people can get the materials, we ought to
EB> see if we can get a metal plate made for us at the same time. Making a 5
EB> foot circle steel plate isn't all that easy, without someone already set up
EB> to make one. I don't know of anyone off hand with a 5 foot capable rotary
EB> table CNC machine myself.

EB> Eric Yundt, can you guys make a 5 foot diameter 1/4 to 3/8" mild steel plate
EB> for a sumo ring?
EB> I suppose we could use a high power magnet to hold the plate down in the
EB> center, or we could have a small hole in the center that we can fill in with
EB> epoxy.
EB> The big question is how much it would cost? And would DPRG want to pay for
EB> it.

EB> I guess getting a small trailer or pickup truck to haul it in shouldn't pose
EB> a big problem.

EB> -----Original Message-----
EB> From: dprglist-admin at dprg.org [mailto:dprglist-admin at dprg.org]On Behalf
EB> Of Eric Yundt
EB> Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2002 9:58 AM
EB> To: Dallas Personal Robotics Group
EB> Subject: [DPRG] Battlebot-like competition (fwd)

EB> Forwarded on behalf of Mitch...

EB> Mitch Cerroni wrote:
>> From: "Mitch Cerroni" <smfamily88 at charter.net>
>> To: <info at dprg.org>
>> Subject: Battlebot-like competition
>> Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 21:05:03 -0600
>> I've noticed that isn't a fighting robot competition near dallas or in =
>> texas. Most of the competitions like Battlebots is all the way in =
>> California. Even though your competitions are for autonomus robots, what =
>> about hosting a remote controlled fighting robot competition along with =
>> the event? It probably would attract lots of fans. Just wondering.
>> thanks,
>> Mitch
>> p.s. I think I have emailed you guys before.

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