Yep, the sand idea came from https://www.instructables.com/id/Bending-PVC-pipe-...Best of luck with the GF cosplay! If you haven't learned about pepakura yet, check it out. (Also figure out how to attach pieces to your innersuit *before* you start building! :D)
It was a little under 12 inches long, IIRC, and maybe 6 or 7 inches wide.
That bot is long gone now, but it came in just under the 3-pound limit for its weight class.There should be enough detail in the instructable to build it from scratch (others have done so), but if you have specific questions I'd be glad to help if something's unclear.
Well, it *does* drag on the ground a little. Most combat arenas have a flat floor so that isn't a problem.
Marking Knife From File
This is fantastic. The steps on hobby-shop annealment and hardening are worth the time just by themselves.
When needed, I have a keychain gadget that makes R2D2 sounds :)
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The aluminum tape idea is brilliant. Well-done!
The hole saw idea sounds good. I've thought about similar designs using cheap spade or forstner bits.
The grit may have been one issue but the bigger problem ended up being I could never "capture" my opponent long enough for the belts to do much damage. Most of the time they just sailed over me.As for the "row of small blades" idea: I've already got the Sketchup model for this. :) It'll use six 4" mini tablesaw blades.And it's funny you mention chainsaw blades -- just a few days ago I stumbled on a "chainsaw blade" for angle grinders: https://www.amazon.com/King-Arthur-Tools-Lancelot-... An array of those would be super-sweet, but they're about 10 times the cost of the 4" table saw blades. :)
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Fantastic build!Yeah, the B16's have been "on backorder" for some time. I have learned since there are plenty of drop-in replacements available with some ebay diligence.
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