2010 B9 BuildOff

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2010 B9 Buildoff in Burbank California

http://www.texasbuildoff.com/docs/info.html

 
 

 

May 28 – 30, 2010
1200 Riverside Dr. # 313 Burbank, CA 91506 Cell: (214) 207-8226
Friday: 1 PM – 6 PM; Dinner out
Saturday: 9 AM – 5:30 PM, Dinner* @ 5:30 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM – Noon**
A note about this year’s Build Off: This isn’t a seminar. The focus of this year’s Build Off will be a workshop to develop solution(s) for Wrist & Claw animation and Arm Articulation.
Please bring your ideas and any solutions, drawings, CAD files and a great attitude! This will be fun and informal. The end point (hopefully) will be something club members can construct with existing club parts.

 


Tentative schedule of Events:
Friday May 28th
1:00-3:00 PM Setup 3rd floor Conference Room across from Central Elevator (follow the signs.)
Bring any demos, kits, animations units, etc
Pickup of Special orders from various vendors, Painters, etc.
Follow up from last year’s Build Off on parts completion/Projects, Lost in Space Props, etc.
4:00-6:00 PM Meet & Greet at Apartment 313 then may move to McCormick’s for group dinner and drinks. More to follow.

Saturday May 29th

9:00 AM Follow up to last year’s Build Off of B9 parts prep from body fillers and painting guide
9:30 AM Various B9 club wrists and claws in existence
10:30 AM Animating claws and wrists. Common problems to overcome
12:00 PM Lunch on your own (Subway, Riverside Café & Denny’s Nearby)
1:00 PM Arm Articulation – extension, retraction safely in a torso
2:00 PM Greg’s Radar rotation kit
5:30 PM The Build Off Dinner*
(Dinner delivered to Clubhouse on site)Sunday May 30th
Desert Trip*
7:30 AM Trona Pinnacle or Red Rock Canyon***Please RSVP for Dinner & Desert trip by 5/15/10!** Desert trip destination will determine length of day and travel time may vary greatly.

Friday and Saturday:
There is a 75″ screen showing Lost in Space episodes in the Theatre at the complex, reserved for our use.
Also, the Clubhouse is reserved for our use, for the entire weekend (it has a Pool table and video.) There is a Pool available for your use. BYOB!

Build off Documents & Files

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Build Off Schedule **Updated**

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Scheduled times are for events that are concurrent to active building. Participation in demos, lectures, etc is encouraged however you can choose to continue building during those events. This is an informal, informative builders meet. Learn, Build, Teach but above all else have FUN!!!!

All Times are Central Standard Time

Friday May 15th 2009

12:00 Build Off Begins

1:00 Resurrection of a Dead Torso. The TimK Torso Repair Project Jerry Chevalier

2:00 Pickup of parts from North Dallas CNC (the machinist)  from prior arrangements & Tour

3:00 Donut prep including truing the donut for the rockler bearing and trimming it for twist locks. James VanReenen

4:00 Pickup of parts from Detroit Customs (the painter) from prior arrangements

5:00 Bondo Practicum Part 1 – What is it?

Selection & Proper use of Fiberglass Resin/Epoxy, Bondo, Dynaglass, Evercoat, Kittyhair and glazing putty – Neil Ylanan

6:30 General Dinner Party starts! Night on the town!!!

Saturday May 16th 2009

09:00 Build Off  Begins

09:00 Bondo Practicum Part 2 Preparing and Repairing the B9 Torso

Selection & Proper use of Fiberglass Resin/Epoxy, Bondo, Dynaglass, Evercoat, Kittyhair and glazing putty – Neil Ylanan

10:00 Electrical setup of the B9 – Bob Griener & Bob Ross

11:00 Roboduino demo and in-service. Use for the B9, R2 and C-3PO – Glenn Pipe

12:00 Lunch (On your own)

1:00 Convention Concepts to keep in mind. Liability, Licensing and Legalities – Wayne Orr & Jerry Chevalier

2:00 Making Collar Ribs and Vents with Acrylic stock & Jigs – Craig Reinbrecht & Bob Greiner

3:00 Taunt the web cam viewers!!!!!

3:30 Live Web Chat with Dick Tufeld. THE voice of the Lost in Space Robot!!!

4:30 Droid Races

5:30 Group Photos

6:30 Build Off BBQ Dinner(Provided) Texas Style!!! Food provided by Sonny Bryan’s BBQ RSVP required sb-banner

Sunday May 17th 2009

09:00 Build Off Begins

09:00 Use of the CF3 sound system and the 12 channel RF – Jerry Chevalier

09:30 How to prep and use the Replica neon back plate – Jerry Chevalier

10:00  How to assemble the Brain cup and Finger Light assembly – Jerry Chevalier

11:00 Awards

12:00 Build Off Ends

May 15-17 B9 Build Off

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informationadWOW, its been a year since the first build off! Where has the time gone! This year I think I will feature the resurrection of a dead torso and the problems that can and do occur with fiberglass. My original TimK torso that was damaged by a local paint shop here in Dallas. It was a beautifully prepared torso when it went in for a show room finish. We had added the SEM bumper coating material for the orange peel texture effect. Apparently that had a reaction with the solvents in the paint that was used. It caused a cascading reaction which melted portions of the torso. In an attempt to fix the problem, the paint shop dug into the gel coat into several areas further damaging the torso. Months of work and Bondo sculpting were ruined. In addition to that it looked like the torso had been dropped because the bottom of the torso had an impact fracture and raw fiberglass exposed (which they denied). We are going to show you how to fix that!

Most of us have used Bondo or similar products but most do not use it correctly and get suboptimal results. Unless you are a paint and body expert most simply do not have the exposure to master the use of this product and technique so this build off should help to select the correct product and how to use it. As we start to make our B9’s mobile we will start to see stress cracks pop up if they are not prepared correctly so we need to prevent this before they start to show up.

We will cover:

  1. Torso prep
  2. Bottom ring support to prevent stress fractures
  3. Donut prep including truing the donut for the rockler bearing and trimming it for twist locks.
  4. Selection & Proper use of Fiberglass Resin/Epoxy, Bondo, Dynaglass, Evercoat, Kittyhair and glazing putty
  5. Electrical setup of the B9 to allow for simultaneous AC and DC usage safely.
    • This includes a detailed parts list and schematic to disengage your motor controller when your robot is charging so he wont take off on you unexpectedly while still being able to entertain the public safely.
  6. Use of the CF3 sound system and the 12 channel RF
  7. Roboduino programming and use in your robot
  8. Using RC relays for remote activation of robotic functions
    • Remote control of the Soil sampler
    • Remote control of the claws and arms
    • Remote control of the bubble lifter
  9. Making Collar Ribs and Vents with Acrylic stock & Jigs
  10. How to prep and use the Replica neon back plate
  11. How to assemble the Brain cup and Finger Light assembly
  12. Copyright & Licensing issues. Fact vs. Fiction.  An open discussion on what you need to know when you take your bubble headed booby to conventions and organized events.
  13. Live Web Chat with Dick Tufeld on Saturday.
  14. Droid races – for those that dare!!!
  15. The entire event will be be viewable on web camera and live chat at www.texasbuildoff.com
  16. Plus tours at the machine shop, paint and body shop and polish shop (for those that need their domes nice and shiny)

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