Dirgebot V1

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Hello all
It's been a while since I posted, been busy catching up on back orders for IKON so that took up most of my time.

I finished Doombot's skeleton/frame and I took him apart to make molds so I can reproduce the parts in aluminum and carbon fiber and kevlar. Its gonna be one mean deadly machine.

Anyway in the meantime I created Dirgebot, a smaller, less menacing and simpler to program (less moving parts) machine that's somewhat kid-friendly (for me). I wanted something my kid can play with (she wont even go in the room where Doom was parked).

Anyhoo here is the progress. Depending on how this proto goes I may market this model as a complete, not a kit, but something that can be used out of the box with no guesswork. I'm looking for an EZ Builder programmer who can work with me, in exchange for stake in the future company. I recently established Bertone Industries, LLC and I have access to a warehouse and it will be manufactured here in the US using rotocasting techniques. Please contact me if interested here: marcbertone39@gmail.com. Thanks guys!

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This still uses the V3 board and a webcam, alongside the W3 Iconia mounted on its chest. I will upgrade soon. Please be nice to us dinosaurs! haha


He stands at 3' 4" currently.

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Testing the arm

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Head armature

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Sketching the head

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Chestplate attached

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Nearly finished sculpt. I'm gonna make a tutorial for making molds and casting fiberglass panels. This head is gonna be produced in fiberglass, alongside the rest of the robot when the sculpting is done. Hope you all like it.
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Doombot
Commented February 2015
oops, I think I messed up on the pics. Here they are again*eek*

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rb550f
Commented April 2015
Here is a interesting design I found on Instructables. It reminded of your robot..Great inspiration. Love to see more updates on your great project.
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And here is one of my current projects I am working on .BMAX
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Doombot
Commented April 2015
Wow that's a killer bot dude! I'm not a big fan of bipeds but that design works!
I love your BMAX too!

Yes I am working diligently on this Dirgebot but it's just taking longer than expected...I'm pretty close though...Thanks for caring.
mcsdaver
Commented April 2015
Your work looks amazing.
Making molds and producing light powerful cool looking parts is definitely the right way to go.
I seem to produce better parts on my computer than I do sculpting parts by hand.
So a 3d printer is the best way for me to make many of my parts.
I need to learn the art of mold making and casting parts.
I look forward to seeing more of your Dirgebot and Doombot.
artchas
Commented June 2015
So very impressed by both Doombot and Dirgebots. Killer work on the sculpting and casting. It was well worth the time to read through both threads just to see the various process you went through. Love it all!
Andy Roid
Commented June 2015
@doombot Hello... You must be busy but any new pictures of your projects... We haven't heard from you lately. I know it's Harley time... but !
Ron
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Published on Thursday, February 12, 2015