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what can 1/4 inch width plexi glass stand up to? Answered

i want to build a battle bot out of of 1/4 inch plexi glass and i want to know if i will stand up to other robots and a lot of bumping around. Also, i need to drill into it, will it crack? thank you in advance.


There are plenty of Battle Bot/Robot Wars clubs: you could go toone of their meetings and ask them. Plus it will give you the benfit of their experience and save you cost.

A hammer. Maybe. You can drill, but go slow so it doesn't melt. Make sure it's not Acrylic, because that will crack easily. I would do some tests on what you have and keep in mind that battlebots aren't cheap. Use half inch if you can afford it.

hm, ok, so would a robot with a hammer break it or a person with a hammer break it? and also, i realize how expensive these are and this is my first time building one and im 14 so i dont have an extremely extensive knowledge of the electronics and all but i know what im doing for the most part, anything else my dad can help with (electrician). do you have any other materials that might be good for a battle bot that wouldnt be too expensive.

A person with a hammer might break it. Also, any robot with a saw will make quick work of any plastic. I would sacavenge a junkyard for thick steel plates, like from a wood burning stove or furnace.

additionally, i would just like to point out, that being that this is my first battle bot i dont plan to enter this particular bot into any competitions. i just wanna get this whole building process down pat. but i like the tips anyway, thanks

hmm, thanks, i just dont think there are any scrapyards near me. ill have to find one, and at this point i seriously hope my dad will finally teach me how to weld.....