Monthly Archives: October 2013

First Leg finished for my DARwIn-OP Robot Clone

Now that I finished the Flange Bearings and Bearing Idlers, I am doing a test of the full assembly of the first leg of my DARwIn-OP clone.

DARwIn-OP's Fully Assembled Leg
DARwIn-OP’s Fully Assembled Leg

After adjusting the bends of the FR07_H120 frames the idlers align perfectly.

Flange and Idler installed
Flange and Idler installed

Now I’ll continue making the rest of the HR07_I101 Bearing Idlers (still 9 to go) before starting to bend the frames for the second leg and start cutting the frames from the waist up. Anyway I am still waiting for some black dye to arrive before anodizing the frames.

Cutting Flange Bearings for my DARwIn-OP robot clone

I almost decided to buy the 4 Flange Bearings FR07_F101 needed for a DARwIn-OP clone. But it just took me one afternoon to cut them on the lathe and drill them on a mill.

Finishing a FR07_F101
Finishing a FR07_F101
Four FR07_F101
Four FR07_F101

I tested the assembly of a bearing joint as described in the DARwIn-OP Assembly Manual. I haven’t anodize the parts and it seems  I’ll have a hard time disassembling the joint, the bearing is very tight.

Bearing Joint Assembled
Bearing Joint Assembled

The gcode cut programs are in the Code Section and zipped in File Section in sourceforge repository for cloning the DARwIn-OP Robot.

Now I can continue testing the full assembly of a leg of my DARwIn-OP clone.

Stocking up parts for my DARwIn-OP

So now that I managed to make a bearing idler for my DARwIn-OP robot clone, I have to produce enough for a whole robot.

I am starting with the Bearing Cap which is the easiest part to machine on a lathe.

15 Caps is enough for a basic DARwIn-OP robot.

15 Bearing Caps
15 Bearing Caps

Updated: The gcode cut programs are in the Code Section and zipped in File Section in sourceforge repository for cloning the DARwIn-OP Robot.