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Re: [Spridgets] No LBC ....used watch makers lathe wanted for my

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Subject: Re: [Spridgets] No LBC ....used watch makers lathe wanted for my
From: BJNoSHOV8 <bjshov8@tx.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 00:17:08 -0600
Some of these competitions require you to use only the materials and 
hardware that they give you, i.e. everybody faces the same challenges.  
B.E.S.T. robotics is this way, and requires that certain components be 

Here are some photos of the robot that my team built this year for 
B.E.S.T.  One of the parents that was helping us had a Bridgeport mill 
in his garage.  He taught a couple of the students to use it so they 
built various components with it.  It was very time consuming but made 
some real nice looking parts.

> Tell them to take their DC motor to a good hobby shop that carries
> electric "park flyer" R/C aircraft and find an adapter that fits.
> Electrics are the rage and miniture is in... There are various
> adapters to put a propeller or a gear drive on almost any size motor
> shaft. For the little bit of expense, it beats trying to manufacture
> something that won't fail during the competition.

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