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by Mikeosaurus
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: PiRantula!
Replies: 10
Views: 1942

Re: PiRantula!

Thanks for the write-up, it's always nice to see the background work. Maybe a spring like this could be added right on the bracket, McMaster carr. The PiRantula could also be used in the Psych area. Put a fur coat on the top of it and walk around the campus and watch those human reactions. :) Oooh....
by Mikeosaurus
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: PiRantula!
Replies: 10
Views: 1942

Re: PiRantula!

HA! When I was in college....waaaaaay tooo long ago (how did that become measured in decades?) I was co-lead of a multi-disciplined (6 each: ME, EE, SwE) project to design a 6-legged robot sponsored by NASA. It looked a lot like that (except with 6-legs). Our lesson's learned at the end of the repo...
by Mikeosaurus
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: PiRantula!
Replies: 10
Views: 1942

PiRantula!

The biggest thing I've designed so far. Have utterly loved making it. The intention was to make a totally badass spiderbot, capable of carrying future modules such as LiDAR, image recognition, or a MASSIVE CLAW. This thing is big. Like... 1.3m max diameter big. It scares the willies out of me when i...
by Mikeosaurus
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: Another FreeCAD Gadget: Physical macro pad
Replies: 19
Views: 2387

Re: Another FreeCAD Gadget: Physical macro pad

Nice. Just been playing with Macro Deck (free but android+windows only) tonight on an old tablet and found your post after wondering if anybody else has added something so awesome, but looks like you beat me to it :). I've only been at it for 30 mins playing around (most of which was converting the ...
by Mikeosaurus
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: ASM3 - Using Elements in other models / Sketches
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: ASM3 - Using Elements in other models / Sketches

Complete meltdown just narrowly avoided. The experiment yesterday (above), was with Parts being defined inside the Assembly, not external links. Turns out ShapeBinder (blue blob button) doesn't work with that. But thankfully the Sub-Object ShapeBinder (green blob button) does! Also of note, and a bi...
by Mikeosaurus
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: ASM3 - Using Elements in other models / Sketches
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: ASM3 - Using Elements in other models / Sketches

Can this help you? http://help-freecad-jpg87.fr/01506_pi_astucesPdN.php Cheers dude! That totally helped! I can now have separate files for my components, have them as separate assemblies and bring in features in from them to other parts :) Video here (once uploaded) in case anybody else is struggl...
by Mikeosaurus
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: ASM3 - Using Elements in other models / Sketches
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: ASM3 - Using Elements in other models / Sketches

Cheers, looks promising!

Will have a stab at it tomorrow evening... have wasted most of the weekend on this now so bit out of willpower at the moment. But tomorrow's another day :).
by Mikeosaurus
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: ASM3 - Using Elements in other models / Sketches
Replies: 5
Views: 540

ASM3 - Using Elements in other models / Sketches

Hi All, Following on from being stumped by ASM4 yesterday , I'm restarting via ASM3. My end goal is to have separate files for each part, so I can re-use them in future designs without copy/pasta version control problems. So today's challenge for me is how to get geometry belonging to two separate p...
by Mikeosaurus
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Assembly 4 - Using edges and features from linked files
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Assembly 4 - Using edges and features from linked files

Realisation the following day... Assembly 4 is not the latest version of Assembly. Today's challenge: Try to learn Assembly 3 well enough to get what I need out of it :) Edit: I've opened a new thread in case future peeps find this one and wanna know what happened... https://forum.freecadweb.org/vie...
by Mikeosaurus
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Assembly 4 - Using edges and features from linked files
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Assembly 4 - Using edges and features from linked files

Hi All, It's my first post in here, so sorry if this is something very obvious. I've been trying all day to figure this out now and feel like I'm about to go insane over something would seem should be simple. I've made the jump to try using the Assembly 4 workbench. My models until this have all bee...

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