Thursday, 28 October 2010

Laser cutting

The image designed on 2D Design is now ready for etching and cutting. I managed to cut one version of the robot out at the elearning centre but it was slightly too small and it needed a hole for the LED to show through. So today I endeavoured to cut out another, bigger version. This was quite a mission as the laser cutter stopped working half way through and it took a while before it was fixed again. But I got it done in the end.

The component symbols are the bits to be extracted from the robot.

This LED will light up when the metal part is touched with the tweezers.

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